UNDEFEATED GLENGARRY LIKELY TO RACE NEXT IN $300,000 REMINGTON PARK SPRINGBOARD MILE ON DECEMBER 15
The undefeated and stakes-winning 2-year-old gray colt Glengarry is expected to make his next start in the $300,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park. The track’s marquee stakes event for 2-year-olds takes place on the final night of the season, Friday, Dec. 15.
The Springboard Mile is the cornerstone race for 2-year-olds at this meeting where juveniles can earn Kentucky Derby qualifying points for finishing first through fifth. The winner gets 10 Kentucky Derby points with the progression going five points for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth.
Robert Yates, who does barn notes for Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., spoke to Glengarry’s trainer, 68-year-old Doug Anderson, and he confirmed Remington Park was a strong possibility for the colt’s next stop. Glengarry recorded a bullet workout Saturday, Nov. 25 at Oaklawn, covering five furlongs, breezing in 1:00.10, the fastest of 29 horses that went that distance that morning.
Glengarry, a juvenile son of Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief), out of the Tizway mare L.A. Way, is three-for-three to start his career, including two stakes wins.
“We have to see whether he can go that far (one mile) or not,” Anderson said. “I think that’s a good spot (Remington Park).”
Glengarry, a $150,000 private purchase by an ownership group that includes Anderson, and Iowa residents Aaron Kennedy and Toby Joseph, broke his maiden by 5-3/4 lengths at first asking on Aug. 28 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. The gray colt was bred in Iowa by Highpoint Bloodstock. Glengarry followed up the first race with an even more impressive victory by 12-3/4 lengths on Sept. 30 in the $100,000 Iowa Cradle Stakes.
Jockey Ken Tohill was in the saddle for the first two wins. His third trip to the winner’s circle was only by a half-length but may have been his most impressive thus far. It came at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., against open company in the $200,000 Bowman Mill Stakes with jockey Luis Saez taking over for Tohill. In three starts, Glengarry has earned $177,501. All three of the colt’s wins have come at six furlongs. He went gate-to-wire in his first two tries and then sat second off the early pace in the Bowman Mill. Glengarry went off as the prohibitive favorite in his career debut at 1-5 and then was 7-5 in his second effort, his first stakes win. When he moved to Keeneland he was sent off at 5-2 odds, the second favorite.
Anderson and Kennedy have joined forces in the past with another stellar horse – Sugar Shock, a Candy Ride (ARG) filly that won the Grade 3, 2014 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn.
As far as pedigree goes, there is evidence that Glengarry may indeed like a move around two turns. His sire, Maximus Mischief, won the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct in New York at 1-1/8th miles by 2-1/4 lengths in 2018. Maximus Mischief, a son of prominent sire Into Mischief, raced just four times but he won three of those for $225,700 in earnings.
Even though Glengarry’s dam (mother), L.A. Way, only raced twice in her career with two fourth-place finishes, her sire, Tizway, was well-versed at a route of ground. Tizway, a son of two-time Horse of the Year Tiznow, won two Grade 1 races to conclude his career – the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga in upstate New York in 2011 at 1-1/8th miles and the Met Mile Handicap at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., that same year.
Anderson, a Hot Springs resident, began training in 1991 and is considering retirement. He has made 3,158 starts in his career, winning 475 races, running second 437 times and another 435 thirds for horses’ earnings of more than $13.5 million.
The official nominations for the Springboard Mile close tonight and are expected to be released on Friday, Dec. 1.
The Springboard headlines a stakes-laden final program of the season on Dec. 14, also including the $75,000 Tapeze Stakes, the $75,000 She’s All In Stakes, the $75,000 Jeffrey Hawk Memorial and a pair of races for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds, the $50,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes and the $50,000 Useeit Stakes.
Remington Park has provided more than $337 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 is home to the Springboard Mile, a Kentucky Derby points-qualifying race, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.