GRADED OKLAHOMA DERBY and REMINGTON PARK OAKS HIGHLIGHT 2018 STAKES SCHEDULE

OKLAHOMA CITY – Remington Park’s 2018 Thoroughbred season will feature multiple graded stakes events for the first time in track history this fall. The stakes schedule for the season is headlined by numerous race cards stacked with big-money stakes opportunities.

The 2018 Thoroughbred Season begins Friday, Aug. 24 and completes a 67-date run on Sunday, Dec. 16. The $100,000 Remington Green Stakes kicks off the 32-race stakes schedule on Opening Night, at 1-1/8 miles over the turf.

Oklahoma Derby Day is the first major afternoon of stakes races, taking place Sunday, Sept. 30. The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (1-1/8 miles) and the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks (1-1/16 miles) are the main events on the final day of September. The Remington Park Oaks will be contested as a graded race for the first time this year.

Other stellar races on the Oklahoma Derby Day undercard include: $175,000 Governor’s Cup (1-1/8 miles); the $150,000 David Vance Stakes (6 furlongs) and the $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes (6 furlongs). In all, Remington Park will run 10 stakes races on Oklahoma Derby Day.

The Kip Deville is the first major 2-year-old stakes race on the Remington Park schedule. The $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes (7 furlongs) is next in the 2-year-old series on Nov. 2 with the $400,000 Springboard Mile, the marquee race for first-year runners, taking place on the final afternoon of the season, Dec. 16.

Oklahoma-breds have plentiful opportunities in stakes competition with 16 events restricted to eligible state-breds. The eight stakes races that comprise Oklahoma Classics Night, will take place on Friday, Oct. 19. The evening, worth over $1,000,000 in total purses, is led by the $175,000 Classics Cup (1-1/16 miles).

The stakes purses have been raised on many Oklahoma-bred events, from $50,000 up to $65,000, for the 2018 season at Remington Park.

In all, there are 32 stakes races on the schedule, totaling $3,730,000. The complete schedule follows. The Oklahoma-bred stakes are denoted by (OK).

Aug. 24 – $100,000 Remington Green Stakes, 1-1/8 miles (turf), 3 & older
Sept. 7 – $65,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint, 5 furlongs (OK), 3 & older
Sept. 14 – $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 7 furlongs, 3yo colts/geldings
Sept. 14 – $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 7 furlongs, 3yo fillies
Sept 30 – Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, 1-1/8 miles, 3yos
Sept. 30 – Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, 1-1/16 miles, 3yo fillies
Sept. 30 – $175,000 Governor’s Cup, 1-1/8 miles, 3 & older
Sept. 30 – $150,000 David Vance Sprint Stakes, 6 furlongs, 3 & older
Sept. 30 – $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes, 6 furlongs, 2yos
Sept. 30 – $75,000 Ricks Memorial Stakes, 1-1/16 miles (turf), 3 & older, fillies/mares
Sept. 30 – $65,000 Red Earth Stakes, 7-1/2 furlongs (turf), 3 & older (OK)
Sept. 30 – $65,000 Bob Barry Memorial, 7-1/2 furlongs (turf), 3 & older, fillies/mares
Sept. 30 – $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes, 6-1/2 furlongs, 2yo fillies
Sept. 30 – $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, 6 furlongs, 3 & older, fillies/mares
Oct. 19 – $175,000 Okla. Classics Cup, 1-1/16 miles, 3 & older (OK)
Oct. 19 – $145,000 Okla. Classics Distaff, 1 mile-70yds, 3 & older, fillies/mares (OK)
Oct. 19 – $130,000 Okla. Classics Sprint, 6 furlongs, 3 & older (OK)
Oct. 19 – $130,000 Okla. Classics Distaff Sprint, 6 furlongs, 3 & older, fillies/mares (OK)
Oct. 19 – $130,000 Okla. Classics Turf, 1-1/16 miles, 3 & older (OK)
Oct. 19 – $130,000 Okla. Classics Distaff Turf, 1-1/16 miles, 3 & older, fillies/mares (OK)
Oct. 19 – $100,000 Okla. Classics Juvenile, 6 furlongs, 2-year-olds (OK)
Oct. 19 – $100,000 Okla. Classics Lassie, 6 furlongs, 2-year-old fillies (OK)
Nov. 2 – $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes, 7 furlongs, 2-year-olds
Nov. 16 – $65,000 Silver Goblin Stakes, 6-1/2 furlongs, 3 & older (OK)
Nov. 24 – $75,000 Don McNeill Memorial Stakes, 1 mile, 2-year-olds (OK)
Nov. 24 – $75,000 Slide Show Stakes, 2-year-old fillies (OK)
Dec. 16 – $400,000 Springboard Mile, 1 mile, 2-year-olds
Dec. 16 – $100,000 Trapeze Stakes, 1 mile, 2-year-old fillies
Dec. 16 – $100,000 She’s All In Stakes, 1 mile-70 yards, 3 & older, fillies/mares
Dec. 16 – $75,000 Jeffrey Hawk Memorial Stakes, 1 mile-70 yards, 3 & older
Dec. 16 – $65,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes, 1 mile, 3-year-olds (OK)
Dec. 16 – $65,000 Usseit Stakes, 1 mile, 3-year-old fillies (OK)

The 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season begins August 24 and runs 67-dates thru December 16.

Remington Park is always open, 24 hours, for casino gaming. Simulcast horse racing is presented daily beginning at approximately 11am.

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