In August 1987, the track opened as the second pari-mutuel track in Oklahoma, located at Highway 20 just 3 miles east of Claremore in Rogers County, Oklahoma, near Tulsa, currently owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation. It was considered the showcase of Oklahoma horse racing during its opening year, but in 1988, such title no longer existed when the great racetrack Remington Park was unveiled in Oklahoma City, added with the fast deterioration of the track. It was the beginning of their distress, added with financial adversities for many years, resulting in bankruptcy and closure in 2001. In 2004, the Cherokee Nation purchased the track and renovated it, adding casino gaming. It officially opened again on December 4, 2005. Then on February 24, 2006, live racing returned, holding two separate meets, one for thoroughbred and the other is for quarter horse and mixed breed.
The racetrack is a one-mile oval with a stretch length of 872 ft., and the chute is six furlongs, while the training track is 1/2 mile. The grandstand has 2,700 seats, while the Turf Club seating is for up to 400 people. The barn has 600 horse stalls and offers casino gaming which has 250 electronic gaming machines. The track also offers amenities such as dining named Dog Iron Grill, three private meetings rooms ranging from 2,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet, private beverage service, presentation equipment, dance floor, large events, and trade shows. The best feature in the track is the KOA campground and Recreational Vehicles (RV) Park with more than 400 RV pads.