Remington Park has added Nebraska native Chris Kotulak to its team, as preparations continue leading to the start of its upcoming Thoroughbred season.
Kotulak will join the Oklahoma City, Okla., track host Joy Rose for the televised racing presentation and spell track announcer Dale Day on occasion, in addition to working as a member of the marketing and communication teams.
“Remington Park has become an overwhelmingly popular hub for Midwest racing,” Kotulak noted. “I am proud to be able to share my experience, love and enthusiasm for horse racing with top class people at a fantastic facility.”
Kotulak has performed many roles in racing, including calling the races at a number of tracks and appearing on camera as a host and handicapper. Most recently, he served as an anchor and reporter at TVG, covering racing for the network since 2003.
“Having Chris Kotulak with us will continue to increase awareness of the Remington Park racing product on a national basis,” Day said. “He has already brought an infusion of energy and ideas that we will implement.”
Born and raised in Omaha, Kotulak began calling races at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb., in 1986. In addition to working at other tracks in Nebraska, including Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha, he also has stops at Louisiana Downs, Hollywood Park, and Delta Downs.
The Remington Park Thoroughbred Season begins a 67-date run Aug. 18 and continues through Dec. 10. A stakes schedule of 28 events, with total purses of more than $3.2 million, is headlined by the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby Oct. 16.
The season’s opening weekend is headlined by a pair of listed stakes events Aug. 20: the $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup and the $100,000 Governor’s Cup.