Oklahoma Derby and Springboard Mile Top 2021 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season Schedule

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Remington Park’s 2021 Thoroughbred Season stakes schedule is punctuated by the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 26, and the $400,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday, Dec. 19, the final day of the meet. The season is set to begin on Aug. 20.

The Oklahoma Derby will headline a massive program of stakes races on the final Sunday of September. Among the eight stakes events on that date is the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1-1/16 miles. The derby and the oaks are the only graded stakes races on the schedule.

The top 2-year-old race of the season, the Springboard Mile, is the main event as the season ends Dec. 19. The $100,000 Trapeze Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies, also at a mile, shares the final program that includes six stakes races.

The stakes schedule has 34 races with purses reaching beyond $3.8 million. The first stakes race takes place on the season’s opening night when the $175,000 Governor’s Cup Stakes for 3-year-olds-and-up going 1-1/8th miles, is the main event.

The schedule also includes the annual Oklahoma Classics Night on Friday, Oct. 15, featuring races in divisional categories for the top Oklahoma-bred horses. Purses for that night of state-bred competition soar past $1 million.

It is likely that fans will get to see Welder, the three-time Champion Horse of the Meeting, on Oklahoma Classics Night. Welder, a millionaire 8-year-old gray gelding, owned by Ra-Max Farms (Clayton and Toni Rash of Claremore, Okla.) and trained by Teri Luneack, is expected to try to break an all-time record at Remington Park when he races this meet. Only three horses of more than 25,000 thoroughbreds that have raced here since the track opened in 1988 have won as many as 15 races here. Highland Ice and Elegant Exxactsy were joined by Welder when he tied them with his last win here on Dec. 19, 2020.

Oklahoma Classics Night is Friday, Oct. 15, and will feature the following races for Oklahoma-breds:

  • $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, 3-year-olds-and-up, 1-1/16th miles
  • $145,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 1 mile-70 yards
  • $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint, 3-year-olds-and-up, 6 furlongs
  • $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 6 furlongs
  • $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Turf, 3-year-olds-and-up, 1-1/16th miles, turf
  • $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 1-1/16th miles, turf
  • $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile, 2-year-olds, colts & geldings, 6 furlongs
  • $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie, 2-year-olds, fillies, 6 furlongs
  • $40,000 Oklahoma Classics Starter Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, 7 furlongs
  • $40,000 Oklahoma Classics Filly & Mare Starter Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 7 furlongs

For the entirety of the meet, there are 18 stakes races worth $100,000 or more. There are seven stakes races set for the turf, and 18 stakes races restricted to accredited Oklahoma breds. The remainder of the stakes schedule includes:

  • Friday, Sept. 10 – $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 3-year-olds, colts & geldings, 7 furlongs
  • Friday, Sept. 10 – $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, 3-year-olds, fillies, 7 furlongs
  • Friday, Sept. 24 – $70,000 Red Earth Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, 7-1/2 furlongs, turf (OK)
  • Friday, Sept. 24 – $70,000 Bob Barry Memorial, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 7-1/2 furlongs, turf (OK)
  • Friday, Sept. 24 – $70,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint, 3-year-olds-and-up, 5 furlongs, turf (OK)
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 – $150,000 David M. Vance Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, 6 furlongs
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 – $100,000 Remington Green Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, 1-1/8th miles, turf
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 – $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 – $75,000 Ricks Memorial, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 1-1/16th miles, turf
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 – $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 6 furlongs
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 – $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial, 2-year-olds, fillies, 6-1/2 furlongs
  • Friday, Oct. 29 – $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs
  • Friday, Nov. 12 – $75,000 Don McNeill Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 mile (OK)
  • Friday, Nov. 12 – $75,000 Slide Show Stakes, 2-year-olds, fillies, 1 mile (OK)
  • Friday, Nov. 12 – $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, 6-1/2 furlongs (OK)
  • Sunday, Dec. 19 – $100,000 She’s All In Stakes, 3-year-olds-and-up, fillies & mares, 1 mile-70 yards
  • Sunday, Dec. 19 – $100,000 Jeffrey A. Hawk Memorial, 3-year-olds-and-up, 1 mile-70 yards
  • Sunday, Dec. 19 – $70,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile (OK)
  • Sunday, Dec. 19 – $70,000 Useeit Stakes, 3-year-olds, fillies, 1 mile (OK)

(OK) denotes Oklahoma-breds

The Remington Park Thoroughbred runs for 67 dates, Aug. 20 to Dec. 19.

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