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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 49th race running in 2016. 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

In addition, Oklahoma tracks offer mixed futurities and derbies available
to Appaloosas and Paints like the Speedhorse Sprint races,
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 Will Rogers 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 several times per 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.


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