DERBY WINNERS LINE UP FOR GRADE 3 OKLAHOMA DERBY AT REMINGTON PARK
The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby has collected a quality field for the Sept. 26 renewal at Remington Park. A cast of previous derby winners are featured in a field of eight to contest the 1-1/8 miles.
The Oklahoma Derby headlines a stellar stakes-laden program on Sept. 26, including the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks.
Warrant, from the strong barn of trainer Brad Cox, winner of the $300,000 Texas Derby in May at Lone Star Park, has been made the morning-line favorite at 5-2 odds. The Oklahoma Derby came up tough to determine a morning-line favorite with three past derby winners all extremely close in the equation. Joel Rosario will come into Remington Park to ride Warrant. He was also the pilot in the colt’s score in the Texas Derby, over the slop on May 31.
Mr. Wireless, a two-time derby winner, has entered the Oklahoma Derby from the barn of trainer Bret Calhoun. Triumphant in the Grade 3, $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park on Aug. 7 and before that, the Grade 3, $300,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand on July 7, Mr. Wireless will be ridden by Ramon Vazquez. Remington Park odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk has set Mr. Wireless at 3-1 odds.
Super Stock, winner of the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby in April at Oaklawn Park has been tabbed the third morning-line favorite at 7-2 odds. Recently victorious in the $200,000 Ellis Park Derby in Kentucky on Aug. 15, Super Stock is trained by Steve Asmussen, racing’s all-time winningest trainer, and will be ridden by Ricardo Santana, the hottest jockey on Remington Park’s biggest day since the mid-2010s.
Super Stock’s Arkansas Derby win punched his ticket to the Grade 1, $3,000,000 Kentucky Derby in May, where he finished 16th in a field of 19
Trainer Karl Broberg has entered Flash Of Mischief, fresh off his score in the $250,000 St. Louis Derby at Fanduel Fairmount Park. Joe Talamo handled the colt in his last derby and will be in for the mount again in the Oklahoma Derby. Flash Of Mischief is at 8-1 in the morning-line.
The field for the Oklahoma Derby, by post position and program number order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Super Stock: Steve Asmussen, Ricardo Santana, 7-2
2. Flash Of Mischief: Karl Broberg, Joe Talamo, 8-1
3. Warrant: Brad Cox, Joel Rosario, 5-2 (morning-line favorite)
4. Parrot Head: Ronnie Cravens, David Cabrera, 20-1
5. Team Merchants: Doug O’Neill, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1
6. Defeater: Tom Amoss, James Graham,12-1
7. Mr. Wireless: Bret Calhoun, Ramon Vazquez, 3-1
8. Dial In For Lute: C.R. Trout, Jose Alvarez, 15-1
The Oklahoma Derby will go as the 11th race of 12 at 8:11pm.
Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks
Pauline’s Pearl, winner of the Grade 3, $600,000 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park in April, has been made the morning-line favorite at 5-2 odds for the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks. The oaks is the top supporting stakes on the Oklahoma Derby Day undercard.
Trained by Asmussen, Santana will ride Pauline’s Pearl. She finished eighth in the Grade 1, $1,250,000 Kentucky Oaks following her Fantasy score. Most recently she was second in the Grade 3, $400,000 Charles Town Oaks on Aug. 27.
The Remington Park Oaks will go as the eighth race on Sept. 26 at 6:33pm. Here is the lineup for the oaks by post position and program order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Pauline’s Pearl: Steve Asmussen, Ricardo Santana, 5-2 (morning-line favorite)
2. Bobbin Tail: Kenny Smith, David Cabrera, 10-1
3. Amendment Nineteen: Brad Cox, Joel Rosario, 7-2
4. My Girl Red: Steve Asmussen, Stewart Elliott, 15-1
5. Lovely Ride: Bret Calhoun, Reylu Gutierrez, 3-1
6. Hailey’s Melody: Joe Offolter, Luis Quinonez, 15-1
7. Lady Mystify: Peter Eurton, Flavien Prat, 4-1
The other six stakes races on Oklahoma Derby Day include:
Race 4 – $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes, 2yo, six furlongs
Race 6 – $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial, 2-year-old fillies, 6-1/2 furlongs
Race 7 – $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, fillies and mares, 3 and older, six furlongs
Race 9 – $75,000 Ricks Memorial, fillies and mares, 3 and older, 1-1/16 miles (turf)
Race 10 – $150,000 David Vance Stakes, 3 and older, six furlongs
Race 12 – $100,000 Remington Green, 3 and older, 1-1/8 miles (turf)
The big Oklahoma Derby Day program begins at 3pm on Sept. 26. Remington Park racing goes with its longest week of the season, Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 22-26. The nightly post time is 7:07pm, prior to the special derby day card. All times are Central.
Tracked by more than 167,000 fans on Facebook and 10,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $269 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, Remington Park features live and simulcast horse racing, and the casino is always open! The Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby and Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks will take place on Sunday, Sept. 26. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.