GRADE 3 OKLAHOMA DERBY TOPS REMINGTON PARK STAKES SCHEDULE
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 26, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby headlines a schedule of 35 stakes races for the upcoming 2014 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park. The purse total for the complete stakes schedule is worth more than $3.5 million.
The 26th Oklahoma Derby, at 1-1/8 miles, is the lead event on a special Sunday afternoon of racing at Remington Park on Sept. 28. The program also features: the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks; the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup; the $100,000 Remington Green Stakes; the $75,000 Kip Deville Stakes; the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes and the $50,000 Ladies on the Lawn Stakes.
The seven Oklahoma Derby Day stakes races boast $1,025,000 in total purses with six races for open company. The Ladies on the Lawn for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares is the lone exception.
The stakes schedule is underway on the second night of the season, Saturday, Aug. 16 with the $175,000 Governor’s Cup at 1-1/8 miles and the $75,000 David M. Vance Stakes at six furlongs. The Governor’s Cup serves as the final leg of the Global Gaming Triple which began with the Texas Mile and the Lone Star Park Handicap this spring at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The initial open-company turf stakes is the $75,000 Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Handicap at 1-1/16 miles on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Remington Park’s series of 2-year-old stakes will begin with the Kip Deville at six furlongs on Oklahoma Derby Day. The $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes on Friday, Nov. 7 is next at seven furlongs. The series culminates with the top 2-year-old race of the meeting, the $250,000 Springboard Mile on the last day of the season, Sunday, Dec. 14.
The $100,000 Trapeze Stakes offers 2-year-old fillies a final stakes event on the season. The mile race on Dec. 14, serves as a companion race to the Springboard Mile.
The season’s final afternoon will also feature a new race to the schedule at Remington Park. The $100,000 She’s All In Stakes, for older fillies and mares at 1 mile-70 yards, offers older distaff runners a two-turn stakes over the main track. The race is named in honor of the recently retired Oklahoma-bred mare who was a graded winner that accumulated over $1.1 million in career earnings. She’s All In won a record four consecutive Oklahoma Classics Distaff events, part of her 11 career triumphs at Remington Park.
The rich Oklahoma Classics program, for eligible Oklahoma-breds, falls on Friday, Oct. 17. The eight divisional races carry an overall purse estimation of more than $1 million. The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup leads the night at 1-1/16 miles. Overall, there are 16 stakes races scheduled for eligible Oklahoma-bred competitors.
Another new addition to this year’s schedule is a pair of stakes races for eligible Arkansas-bred runners. The $50,000 Razorback Futurity and $50,000 Lady Razorback Futurity will be run on Saturday, Nov. 8. Both of the 2-year-old races will cover six furlongs.
The 67-date Thoroughbred Season begins on Friday, Aug. 15 and continues thru Sunday, Dec. 14. Once the Opening Weekend has been completed, Remington Park will move to a normal weekly schedule of Wednesday thru Saturday racing. The regular first race on a nightly basis is set for 7pm.
Special 1:30pm post times are in order for the following race dates: Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1; Oklahoma Derby Sunday, Sept. 28; Black Friday, Nov. 28 and Springboard Mile Sunday, Dec. 14.
Remington Park will begin live racing earlier than normal on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, Nov. 1, alternating events with the lucrative World Championship stakes races that afternoon from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, the home of the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Tracked by over 60,000 fans on Facebook and 5,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.