Tag: Remington Park

Bye Bye Bobby (5) pulled away in the stretch for a debut victory in last month's Zia Park Juvenile. He gives horseplayers a closer's option in Friday night's Springboard Mile at Remington Park. (Image: Coady Photography)

Off to Oklahoma for This Week’s Derby Prep: the Springboard Mile

Before you dive into this week’s Kentucky Derby prep — Friday night’s Springboard Mile at Remington Park — a couple of caveats are in order. First, no Springboard Mile alum has ever won the Derby. That shouldn’t be surprising, given Remington Park’s off-the-beaten-path locale in Oklahoma. But don’t look at […]

Warrant, seen here splashing home in May's Texas Derby. Sunday, he added the Oklahoma Derby to his resume, coming home by 1 1/4 lengths. (Image: Dustin Orono Photography)

Cox Issues a Warrant for His Third Consecutive Oklahoma Derby Victory

Brad Cox became the first trainer to win three consecutive Oklahoma Derbies, sending out Warrant to a 1 ¾-length victory in Remington Park’s flagship race on Sunday. Not only did Cox set a new bar for Oklahoma Derby conditioners, he tied Oklahoma training mainstay Donnie Von Hemel for the most […]

Coyote Den was listed at 99/1 for Remington Park's second race last Thursday night. That's because that's as high as the toteboard goes. The 3-year-old gelding won his first career race, paying a record $374 on a $2 win bet. (Image: Remington Park)

Improbable Coyote Den Pulls Off Acme-Worthy Upset at 186/1

Coyote Den lit up Remington Park’s tote board on Thursday night for the largest payout on a $2 win ticket in the Oklahoma track’s history, crossing the wire at 186/1. The 3-year-old gelding’s improbable victory paid $374 to win, $57 to place, and $18.20 to show. That easily surpassed Remington […]

Outadore led the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf until the final eighth. He makes his dirt debut in Friday's Springboard Mile at Remington Park. (Image: Coady Photography)

Springboard Mile Takes Would-Be Derby Hopefuls Off the Beaten Path

Outadore and Cowan aren’t atop anyone’s Kentucky Derby betting lists. Nor is the Springboard Mile at Remington Park atop anyone’s top-tier Derby preps. But, the Oklahoma track’s top juvenile stakes race does offer yet another glimpse at 2-year-olds chasing Derby points. The $200,000 Listed stakes Springboard Mile headlines a 13-race, […]

Outadore comes into Friday's Springboard Mile off his third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. (Image: Coady Photography)

This Weekend’s Stakes Feature Derby Preps, Return of Ex-Derby Prodigy

The pre-Christmas lull before the graded stakes storm doesn’t mean there aren’t any graded stakes in this weekend’s racing slate. Nor does it mean this weekend misses good storylines or top-shelf horses. Take the Los Alamitos Futurity and the Mr. Prospector, your two graded stakes this weekend. Curious about potential […]

Steve Asmussen became only the second trainer to win 9,000 career races. (Image: Dustin Orona/Remington Park)

Hall of Fame Trainer Asmussen Wins 9,000th Race, Top Spot In Sight

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen won his 9,000th race last weekend at Remington Park, becoming only the second trainer in history breathing that rarefied air. But illustrating how fluid these things are, and how prolific Asmussen is, by the end of the weekend, he sat on 9,004 victories. Troy […]

Remington Park's Sooner 6ix bet is suspended after a complaint by a bettor called the jackpot-style bet into question. (Image: Remington Park)

Oklahoma’s Remington Park Suspends Pick Six after Payout Controversy

The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission ordered Remington Park to stop offering its Sooner 6ix jackpot wager after a bettor complaint created a controversy over the wager’s payout. Jeff Arthur, a Virginia bettor, filed the complaint with the OHRC last week. He argued he had the only winning Sooner 6ix ticket […]