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Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”? The Melbourne cup is one of the key events in the Australian sporting calendar that attracts so much attention from around the country. The Melbourne cup has a lengthy history that started back in 1861 and is the most prestigious horse race […]

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Oklahoma Classics Set for Friday, Cup Features Last Two Defending Champs

Oklahoma Classics Set for Friday, Cup Features Last Two Defending Champs

The 2017 renewal of the Oklahoma Classics has been compiled with a solid 10-race program set for Friday night. The first race on the million-dollar night of stakes action for Oklahoma-breds is at 7pm. The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, presented by TVG, features a field of 10 for the 1-1/16 miles main event. The Cup […]

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Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale Records Across the Board Gains

Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale Records Across the Board Gains

Heritage Place concluded its sixth annual Thoroughbred Sale on Sunday, October 8, with large increases across the board for both sessions. The yearling session saw a 19 percent increase to the average price on horses sold with an average of $6,047. The median price increased 15 percent over last year to $3,900. A total of […]

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Grade 2 Winner Dramedy to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Grade 2 Winner Dramedy to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Dramedy, a Grade 2-winning son of leading sire Distorted Humor, has been moved to Francisco and Lori Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma for the 2018 breeding season. The 8-year-old stallion stood his first two seasons at War Horse Place in Kentucky. He will stand for an introductory fee of $2,500 as property of John […]

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Vazquez Reaches Milestone with Five-Win Night at Remington Park

Vazquez Reaches Milestone with Five-Win Night at Remington Park

Jockey Ramon Vazquez needed two wins going into Thursday night at Remington Park in order to reach 1,000 triumphs in the United States. He achieved that mark and went beyond with a five-win evening. The four-time defending leading jockey at Remington Park, Vazquez entered the night with 998 wins since beginning his career in the […]

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Ivan Fallunovalot Leads Charge of Five Texas- and Oklahoma-breds to Win Stakes on Oklahoma Derby Undercard

Ivan Fallunovalot Leads Charge of Five Texas- and Oklahoma-breds to Win Stakes on Oklahoma Derby Undercard

While plenty of horses shipped in from outside the Southwest to have success at Remington Park on the track’s biggest day of racing, including Untrapped winning the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) and Champagne Room taking the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, the local contingent more than held its own with horses bred in Texas and Oklahoma […]

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Untrapped Wins Oklahoma Derby, Gives Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen His First Win

Untrapped Wins Oklahoma Derby, Gives Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen His First Win

Steve Asmussen, a national Hall of Famer trainer, has won virtually everything a conditioner can win in the horse racing business: the Eclipse Award; most wins in the nation; Breeders’ Cup races and 12 seasonal training titles at Remington Park. Nearly everything, except a victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. Asmussen had never […]

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Strong Field on Tap for Remington Park Derby

Strong Field on Tap for Remington Park Derby

An accomplished field of eight will contest Sunday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park. Girvin, the winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational in July, is the leading money-earner in the Oklahoma Derby. However, another colt who also raced in this year’s Kentucky Derby has been tabbed as the morning-line favorite. Battle Of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Champagne Room Heads Nominees for Remington Park Oaks

Breeders’ Cup Winner Champagne Room Heads Nominees for Remington Park Oaks

The Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby is not the only race at Remington Park on Sept. 24 that expects to feature a Grade 1 stakes winner in the starting gate. The $200,000 Remington Park Oaks is the likely next start for Champagne Room, winner of the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2016. […]

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Oklahoma Derby Field Expected to Draw Multiple Graded Stakes Winners, Kentucky Derby Alums

Oklahoma Derby Field Expected to Draw Multiple Graded Stakes Winners, Kentucky Derby Alums

The nomination list for the 2017 Oklahoma Derby has been released by the Remington Park racing office. The list of 38 contains many accomplished 3-year-olds who have won graded races of every level, including many runner who competed on the Triple Crown trail earlier this year. The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby headlines a program […]

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