Derby Day, Springboard Mile Highlight Remington Park’s $3.7-Million Stakes Schedule

by | 05.15.2019 | 4:06pm
2018 Remington Park Oaks winner She's a Julie went on to become a Grade 1 winner for trainer Steve Asmussen

The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will begin Aug. 23 and continue through Dec. 15. The 67-date meeting includes a stakes schedule of 32 races, boasting purses of more than $3.7 million at the Oklahoma City, Okla., racetrack and casino.

The marquee races for the 2019 season include the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby and the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, both to be contested on Sunday, Sept. 27. The $400,000 Springboard Mile will headline the final race date of the season on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Lone Sailor captured his first derby win in the 2018 Oklahoma Derby. He followed that effort with a sixth-place finish in the Grade 1, $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Lone Sailor's second-place effort in the Grade 2, $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap in Hot Springs, Ark. in April, made him a millionaire in career earnings.

She's A Julie, winner of the 2018 Remington Park Oaks has been spectacular in her races this spring, winning the Grade 1, $500,000 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 3. She also scored in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn Park in April.

Long Range Toddy, winner of the 2018 Springboard Mile, elevated his game after winning Remington Park's top event for 2-year-olds. He spent his 3-year-old spring at Oaklawn Park where he won a division of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes in March. Advancing to the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, Long Range Toddy was forwardly placed as the field turned for home before encountering contact in the historic traffic incident that led to the disqualification of Maximum Security.

The 2019 Remington Park stakes schedule begins on Opening Night, Friday, Aug. 23 with the $175,000 Governor's Cup leading that program. Moved back to the opening weekend after serving on the Oklahoma Derby undercard in recent years, the Governor's Cup is for 3-year-olds and older, at 1-1/8 miles.

The Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby and Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks lead the derby day program on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29. That afternoon boasts eight stakes races with purses worth $1.1 million.

The $400,000 Springboard Mile is the main event on the final afternoon of racing for the 2019 season on Dec. 15. The top 2-year-old stakes of the meeting is preceded by the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes (also won by Long Range Toddy in 2018), at seven furlongs on Friday, Nov. 1. The $75,000 Kip Deville begins the open-company stakes races for 2-year-olds on Sept. 29.

A total of 16 stakes races are slated for eligible Oklahoma-breds, led by the annual Oklahoma Classics program on Friday, Oct. 18, featuring eight divisional stakes races worth more than $1 million.

The Jeffrey Hawk Memorial Stakes, for 3-year-olds and older going 1 mile-70 yards on Dec. 15, has been increased to $100,000 for 2019. It was contested for $75,000 in 2018.

Remington Park will feature seven stakes races over the turf in 2019 with the $100,000 Remington Green on Sunday, Sept. 29 serving as the richest open-company event over the lawn. The turf stakes schedule will begin on Opening Night, Aug. 23 with the Remington Park turf sprint for Oklahoma-breds, at five furlongs.

Following is the complete 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season Stakes Schedule. Races for eligible Oklahoma-breds are denoted by (OK).
Aug. 23: $175,000 Governor's Cup, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/8 miles
Aug. 23: $70,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint, 3-year-olds and up, 5 furlongs (OK)
Sep. 13: $30,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 3-year-old colts & geldings, 7 furlongs
Sep. 13: $30,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 3-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs
Sep. 27: $70,000 Red Earth Stakes, 3-year-olds and up, 7-1/2 furlongs (OK) (turf)
Sep. 27: $70,000 Bob Barry Memorial, fillies & mares, 3 and older, 7-1/2 furlongs (OK) (turf)
Sep. 29: $400,000 Grade 3, Oklahoma Derby, 3-year-olds, 1-1/8 miles
Sep. 29: $200,000 Grade 3, Remington Park Oaks, 3-year-old fillies, 1-1/16 miles
Sep. 29: $150,000 David Vance Sprint, 3-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs
Sep. 29: $100,000 Remington Green Stakes, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/8 miles (turf)
Sep. 29: $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs
Sep. 29: $75,000 Ricks Memorial Stakes, fillies & mares, 3 and older, 1-1/16 miles (turf)
Sep. 29: $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs
Sep. 29: $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, fillies & mares, 3 and older, 6 furlongs
Oct. 18: $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/16 miles (OK)
Oct. 18: $145,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff, fillies & mares, 1 mile-70 yards (OK)
Oct. 18: $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint, 3-year-olds and older, 6 furlongs (OK)
Oct. 18: $130,000 OKC Turf Classic, 3-year-olds and older, 1-1/16 miles (turf) (OK)
Oct. 18: $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf, fillies & mares, 3 and up, 1-1/16 miles (OK)
Oct. 18: $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint, fillies & mares, 3 and up, 6 furlongs (OK)
Oct. 18: $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile, 2-year-old colts & geldings, 6 furlongs (OK)
Oct. 18: $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs (OK)
Oct. 18: $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs
Nov. 15: $75,000 Don McNeill Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 mile (OK)
Nov. 15: $75,000 Slide Show Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile (OK)
Nov. 15: $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes, 3-year-olds and older, 6 furlongs (OK)
Dec. 15: $400,000 Springboard Mile, 2-year-olds, 1 mile
Dec. 15: $100,000 Trapeze Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile
Dec. 15: $100,000 She's All In Stakes, fillies & mares, 3 and up, 1 mile-70 yards
Dec. 15: $100,000 Jeffrey Hawk Memorial, 3-year-olds and older, 1 mile-70 yards
Dec. 15: $70,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile (OK)
Dec. 15: $70,000 Useeit Stakes, 3-year-old fillies, 1 mile (OK)

Remington Park is always open for casino gaming. Simulcast horse racing is offered daily. Admission, parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park. Guests must be 18 or older in order to wager on horse racing or to enter the casino.

Tracked by more than 154,000 fans on Facebook and more than 9,900 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $218 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.

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