OKLAHOMA DERBY AND SPRINGBOARD MILE HEADLINE 2017 THOROUGHBRED STAKES SCHEDULE AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2017 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park begins on Friday, Aug. 25. The season’s schedule of 31 stakes events will include the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby and the top 2-year-old race of the season, the Springboard Mile.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Oklahoma Derby will headline a huge afternoon of 10-stakes races on Sunday, Sept. 24 with total purses nearing $1.4 million for the event. The 29th-edition of the Oklahoma Derby will be the main attraction on a program that also includes the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, the $175,000 Governor’s Cup, the $150,000 David M. Vance Sprint and the $100,000 Remington Green. The afternoon provides a well-timed opportunity for horsemen looking for prep races prior to the Breeders’ Cup weekend at Del Mar on Nov. 3 & 4.
The Springboard Mile has received a purse increase of $100,000 over its most recent running in 2016. The boost elevates the Springboard Mile to the $400,000-mark, giving it shared status with the Oklahoma Derby, as the richest races of the Remington Park season. The Springboard Mile headlines a five-stakes program on the season’s final afternoon of racing on Sunday, Dec. 17 that also includes the $100,000 She’s All In Stakes for older females and the $100,000 Trapeze Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.
The Springboard Mile is the culminating race in Remington Park’s trio of stakes events for 2-year-olds. The series gets underway with the $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes on the Oklahoma Derby Day undercard on Sept. 24 and then the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes on Friday night Nov. 3.
The 2017 stakes schedule at Remington Park also features 16 events for eligible Oklahoma-breds, including the lucrative $1 million Oklahoma Classics night on Friday, Oct. 20 and its eight divisional stakes for state Thoroughbreds.
There are also seven stakes races scheduled for the Remington Park turf course, led by the $100,000 Remington Green on Sept. 24.
2017 Remington Park Stakes Schedule
Sept. 8: $50,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint, 5 furlongs, 3 & older (OK-breds)
Sept. 15: $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 7 furlongs, 3-year-old colts & geldings
Sept. 15: $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 7 furlongs, 3-year-old fillies
Oklahoma Derby Day – Sunday, Sept. 24
Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, 1-1/8 miles, 3-year-olds
$200,000 Remington Park Oaks, 1-1/16 miles, 3-year-old fillies
$175,000 Governor’s Cup, 1-1/8 miles, 3 & older
$150,000 David M. Vance Sprint, 6 furlongs, 3 & older
$100,000 Remington Green Stakes, 1-1/8 miles (turf), 3 & older
$75,000 Kip Deville Stakes, 6 furlongs, 2-year-olds
$75,000 Ricks Memorial Stakes, 1-1/16 miles (turf), 3 & older, fillies & mares
$50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, 6 furlongs, 3 and older, fillies & mares
$50,000 Red Earth Stakes, 7-1/2 furlongs (turf), 3 & older (OK-breds)
$50,000 Bob Barry Memorial, 7-1/2 furlongs (turf), 3 & older, fillies & mares (OK-breds)
Oct. 13: $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes, 6-1/2 furlongs, 2-year-old fillies
Oklahoma Classics Night – Friday, Oct. 20
$175,000 Classics Cup, 1-1/16 miles, 3 & older (OK-breds)
$145,000 Classics Distaff, 1 mile-70 yards, 3 & older, fillies & mares (OK-breds)
$130,000 Turf Classic, 1-1/16 miles, 3 & older, (OK-breds)
$130,000 Classics Sprint, 6 furlongs, 3 & older, (OK-breds)
$130,000 Classics Distaff Turf, 1-1/16 miles, 3 & older, fillies & mares (OK-breds)
$130,000 Classics Distaff Sprint, 6 furlongs, 3 & older, fillies & mares (OK-breds)
$100,000 Classics Juvenile, 6 furlongs, 2-year-old colts & geldings (OK-breds)
$100,000 Classics Lassie, 6 furlongs, 2-year-old fillies (OK-breds)
Nov. 3: $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes, 7 furlongs, 2-year-olds
Nov. 17: $50,000 Silver Goblin Stakes, 6-1/2 furlongs, 3 & older (OK-breds)
Nov. 25: $75,000 Don C. McNeill Memorial, 1 mile, 2-year-olds (OK-breds)
Nov. 25: $75,000 Slide Show, 1 mile, 2-year-old fillies (OK-breds)
Springboard Mile Day – Sunday, Dec. 17
$400,000 Springboard Mile, 1 mile, 2-year-olds
$100,000 She’s All In Stakes, 1 mile-70 yards, 3 & older, fillies & mares
$100,000 Trapeze Stakes, 1 mile, 2-year-old fillies
$50,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes, 1 mile, 3-year-olds (OK-breds)
$50,000 Useeit Stakes, 1 mile, 3-year-old fillies (OK-breds)
The 2017 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will begin on August 25. The 67-date meeting runs thru December 17.
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