Oklahoma Derby

Grade III Winner, Grade I-Placed Warrant Retired To Blackstone Farm

Warrant (Constitution--Whisper Number, by First Samurai), winner of the 2021 GIII Oklahoma Derby and narrowly defeated into second in the GI Santa Anita H. the following spring, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2024 at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. He will begin his stud career at a fee of $4,000 S&N terms. A homebred for Twin Creeks Farm and trained by Brad Cox, Warrant won the 2021 Texas Derby and was runner-up in the GIII West Virginia Derby before winning the Remington feature by...

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Good Magic's How Did He Do That Gets Best of Blanket Finish in Oklahoma Derby

In a mad dash to the wire, it was How Did He Do That (c, 3, Good Magic--Stormin Maggy, by Storm Cat) who got his nose in front on the line just ahead of late-rallying Red Route One (Gun Runner) and Tumbarumba (Oscar Performance) to win the GIII Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Sunday night. The 44-1 outsider pressed pacesetting Ghost Hero (Shaman Ghost) through fractions of :23.57 and :48.05 with Tumbarumba just to his inside, while Red Route One was well back in the 12-horse field. How Did He...

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Derby and Oaks Day, Oklahoma Style

Sunday's GIII Oklahoma Derby and GIII Remington Park Oaks give the sophomore set a late-season option at age-restricted competition, with some marquee names making the trek across to Oklahoma City. Brad Cox has sent out the winners of the last three runnings of the centerpiece of the local racing calendar--Owendale (Into Mischief, 2019); Shared Sense (Street Sense, 2020); and Warrant (Constitution, 2021) and can break the tie with Donnie K. Von Hemel should Gary and Mary West's Best Actor (Flatter) validate his morning-line favoritism. The $330,000 Keeneland September purchase has...

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Oklahoma Derby, Springboard Mile Headline Remington Stakes Schedule

The Sept. 25 GIII Oklahoma Derby for sophomores and the Dec. 17 Springboard Mile for juveniles will both carry $400,000 purses and headline Remington Park's stakes schedule for its upcoming 2022 Thoroughbred racing season, which begins Friday Aug. 19. The Oklahoma Derby will be one of eight stakes contested on Sept. 25, which will also include the $200,000 GIII Remington Park Oaks. Six races will be held on closing day, with the Springboard Mile sharing the card with the corresponding $100,000 Trapeze S. for fillies. The overall stakes schedule features...

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Constitution's Warrant Rides Rail to OK Derby Score

Warrant earned the first graded victory of his career with a gritty performance in the GIII Oklahoma Derby Sunday night at Remington Park. Settling in fifth behind a contested :23.68 quarter, the chestnut crept closer down the backstretch and Joel Rosario decided to step on the gas as frontrunner Flash of Mischief drifted off the rail nearing the far turn. Taking over from that rival into the lane, Warrant faced a resurgent foe before asserting himself once and for all outside the sixteenth pole and edging clear. "It was a...

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Mr. Wireless Tries to Stay Hot in Oklahoma Derby

Already with a pair of Grade III victories in his rearview, JIL Stable's Mr. Wireless (Dialed In) will look to make it three in a row in Sunday night's GIII Oklahoma Derby at Remington. A debut fifth with a tough trip going six furlongs Mar. 4 at Fair Grounds, the gelding earned a pair of hard-fought nose successes Mar. 27 and May 1 at Oaklawn before finishing a close second at 14-1 in the sloppy-track Texas Derby May 31 at Lone Star. Cruising to a sharp 3 3/4-length score in...

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Shared Sense Seeks Second Derby

GIII Indiana Derby victor Shared Sense (Street Sense) looks to add to his Derby collection in Sunday's GIII Oklahoma Derby. Second behind subsequent GII Toyota Blue Grass S. winner Art Collector (Bernardini) in a June 13 optional claimer, the bay won the Indiana Derby by three lengths July 8 and was fifth to Art Collector in the Ellis Park Derby Aug. 9. Rowdy Yates (Morning Line) kicked off this term with a win in the Riley Allison Derby Jan. 26 and was fourth in the Saudi Derby Cup S. Feb....

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