Scott Wells To Retire As President And GM At Remington Park, Lone Star

Remington Park and Lone Star Park president and general manager Scott Wells will retire from his position this fall. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, owner of Remington Park and Lone Star Park, announced Wells’ decision Thursday.

Wells was on staff at Remington Park for three years beginning in 1990 soon after the the Oklahoma City, Okla., track first opened for live racing in 1988. Wells returned to Remington to his present position in 2005 and has directed operations at the track since then. He assumed the role of president and general manager at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, in 2013.

“Scott Wells is an icon in the horse racing industry and a mainstay at Remington Park across parts of four decades,” said Skip Seeley, CEO of Global Gaming Solutions. “His steady guidance and his deep expertise of track operations have been integral to the success of both Remington Park and Lone Star Park in Texas. He helped create Remington Park as a destination in the racing industry and he leaves a legacy of superlative service both to horsemen and racing fans in Oklahoma, across the country and around the world,”

A native Oklahoman, Wells trained Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds for 17 years, including training the winner of the state’s first official Thoroughbred race, Ye Song, at Blue Ribbon Downs in 1984. Wells finishes his career with 31 years of racetrack management, managing five racetracks in three countries. 

In 1990, Scott became a columnist for the Daily Racing Form. He rose through the ranks as a Remington Park employee through 1992. He then served as assistant general manager at Hollywood Park in California, then general manager of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. In 1999, Wells was hired by Lone Star Park to reopen the national racetracks of Mexico and Uruguay, as well as for consulting jobs in other Latin American countries. 

With passage of State Question 712 in Oklahoma in November 2004, Wells returned to the United States and became president and general manager of Remington Park, a position he has held for more than 16 years.  

Wells says Remington Park is his all-time favorite racetrack. “Through all the accomplishments, the changes and the challenges in racing, working with the Remington Park team has been the highlight of my career. From the hundreds of employees to the thousands of customers and people involved directly in the horse business, I have been blessed with friendships which will last a lifetime.

“I am eternally grateful for the leadership of Global Gaming Solutions and the Chickasaw Nation for entrusting me with the reins of both Remington Park and Lone Star Park. For me it has been a constant labor of love and there’s no denying I will feel a special pang of remorse when I hand off that final trophy for the Springboard Mile on December 17.  However, I know the traditions of excellence started by that initial leadership group of 1988 will continue long after I have moved on.”

Wells will remain in his position through the end of the Remington Park Thoroughbred meet, which ends December 17, 2021. 

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