2013 Strike It Rich Futurity
Cricket Bars Futurity
Would you like to support the Oklahoma Appaloosa Racing club? We are a 501C-3 non-profit organization!
A new trainer bio is up for November! Be sure to check it out on the news page!
Click HERE to view the 2013 Stallion Auction Contract!
All interested stallion owners, be sure to fill out the form and turn in ASAP!
Click HERE to view the 2013 Stallion Auction Listings!
At a fair board meeting on December 12, 2012 at
Fair meadows, the cessation of racing at Fair Meadows
was rescinded. This is good news for horsemen all over.
This means there will be racing at Fair meadows for the 2013 season.
However, please be aware that cutbacks in races are being
upheld and will take affect!
At the January 18 meeting, new officers were elected and have now been posted in the news section!
Six breedings were also sold at the annual stallion auction! Although this is great news for the club, it means that
there are several wonderful stallions still up for bid! Get them while they are available!
Dee Dee Blue Cloud wins the 2012 Strike It Rich Futurity with a final time of 18.137,
just ahead of Fishin With Jo.
Click HERE for Strike It Rich pictures and results
Since 1963 the Oklahoma Appaloosa Racing Association (OAR) has been a
chartered racing organization for the benefit of the Oklahoma Appaloosa
racehorse and its members. This group consists of competitive racing people
who enjoy racing and who love their appaloosa horses.
The Oklahoma Futurity was first run in 1964, at Ross Downs in Ada, Oklahoma,
as the first official appaloosa futurity; although it is no longer in existence,
other races have been created through the OAR that are ran today such as the
Cricket Bars Futurity, with the 44th race running in 2011. This OAR has hosted
the some of the largest purses offered in Appaloosa racing history. Since the
beginning, many Hall of Fame inductees (horses and people) have been associated
with Oklahoma Appaloosa Racing Association. If you have a two year old runner,
there is plenty to run at especially in Oklahoma. Three pari-mutuel race
tracks here will offer races for Appaloosa horses daily during their racing
meets. Added money for Oklahoma futurities is holding steady as are the overnight
purses in Oklahoma for 2011. The new Oklahoma Appaloosa Stakes in Tulsa will be
held on July 8, 2011 Americana Stakes. Another restricted futurity for Appaloosa
two year olds includes The Strike It Rich Stallion Futurity. Held at Fair
Meadows race track in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is a 350 yard race featuring 2 year
olds sired by nominated appaloosa stallions. It is the only progeny race of its
kind designed to truly be a race for participating stallion owners.
In addition, Oklahoma tracks offer mixed futurities and derbies available
to Appaloosas and Paints like the Speedhorse Sprint races, the Pony of the Plains,
the Spots N Dots Handicap, and the Oklahoma Horsemen’s races to name a few. These
are spread out through the year ending with the Talimena Handicap which takes
place at the end of the season at Rodgers Downs in Claremore, OK. There, you
can watch the top five appaloosas and paints chase for a championship in a
showdown in a “battle of the breeds”.
The OAR conducts organized meetings three or four times a year. Information
is shared pertaining to the racing industry within the State of Oklahoma, and
outside our area as well. Appaloosa racing issues are reviewed and discussed while
necessary adjustments are decided upon by a majority of members. Financial details,
the annual stallion auction, races, venues, promotional activities and
various racing topics are typically addressed at an OAR meeting.