Remington Park

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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Caldwell First Owner to 400 at Remington Park

Danny Caldwell became the first owner to reach 400 wins at Remington Park when Heza Freak (Den's Legacy) won a maiden race at the Oklahoma oval Saturday night. Caldwell's first win at Remington Park came Sept. 7, 2008. The Poteau, Oklahoma resident has earned the leading owner title at Remington Park a record 12 times.

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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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Asmussen Wins 17th Remington Title

Steve Asmussen captured his 17th Remington Park training title--and sixth in a row--while Danny Caldwell won the owner's title for the second consecutive time and 12th time overall when the Oklahoma track concluded its season last Friday. "I'm obviously very blessed to have had all the opportunities I've had a Remington Park and I'm very thankful," Asmussen said. "Pablo [Ocampo] has been with me to handle all the horses and he deserves a lot of the credit." Caldwell is Remington Park's all-time winningest owner. "I'm proud to say this is...

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Joseph Eyes Triple Crown Trail With Make It Big

Red Oak Stables' Make It Big (Neolithic) may have earned a position on the Kentucky Derby trail with his win in Friday's Remington Springboard Mile S. The Saffie Joseph, Jr. trainee accumulated 10 qualifying points to the Derby with his half-length victory over Osbourne (Tapiture) in Oklahoma. "We are, obviously, very excited. He was stepping up in class, shipping for the first time and going two turns [for the first time]. He handled it all as good as you could ask for," said Joseph. "He sat in the pocket, made...

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Lady Mystify on Top in Remington Oaks

Lady Mystify came from just off the pace to score an easy victory in the GIII Remington Park Oaks Sunday night. The bay filly, who had set the pace in her last three outings, was caught some three wide into the first turn and continued three wide down the backstretch while always within striking distance as My Girl Red (Texas Red) took the field through fractions of :23.60 and :47.29. Lady Mystify rolled up to grab the lead approaching the top of the stretch and was shadowed by Pauline's Pearl....

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Amendment Nineteen Debuts for Cox in Remington Oaks

Amendment Nineteen (Constitution), privately purchased by Juddmonte and transferred to Brad Cox last month, will make her debut for the new connections while trying two turns for the first time in a seven-horse renewal of Sunday's GIII Remington Park Oaks on the GIII Oklahoma Derby undercard at Remington. Debuting with a strong, fast-closing second at 15-1 behind subsequent 'TDN Rising Star' Always Carina (Malibu Moon) at six furlongs in the Aqueduct mud Apr. 11, the $20,000 Keeneland November buy overcame a slow start and a wide trip to graduate going...

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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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Remington's ThoroEnduro Returns Sept. 10

ThoroEnduro, the free online handicapping contest at Remington Park, returns for the ninth consecutive year Friday, Sept. 10 and will continue through Dec. 17. ThoroEnduro offers more than $9,000 in prize money with a $4,000 Grand Prize. ThoroEnduro, open to anyone 18 and older, will also offer a $1,000 bonus to the contestant who correctly picks the most winners during the course of the game. Prize money will also be awarded to players finishing second through seventh. For more information or to  sign up/register for ThoroEnduro visit or

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Scott Wells to Retire from Remington and Lone Star

Remington Park and Lone Star Park president and general manager Scott Wells will retire from his position this fall. Wells was on staff at Remington Park for three years beginning in 1990 soon after the OKC track first opened for live racing in 1988. Wells returned to Remington to his present position in 2005 and has directed operations at the track since then. He assumed the role of president and general manager at Lone Star Park in 2013. A native Oklahoman, Wells trained Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds for 17 years...

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A Long Time In the Making, Asmussen Poised To Become Winningest Trainer

It was back in the late seventies and early eighties, well before Steve Asmussen had his trainer's license, that the foundation was being set for what was to become a historic career. He was studying under his parents, Keith and Marilyn Asmussen, the multi-talented Texas-based team that did a little bit of everything, including breaking dozens of babies that would go on to stardom on the racetrack. Their youngest son, just a teenager then, saw what it took to be successful, the can't-miss combination of hard work, skill, devotion to...

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Vance Named Exec VP of Remington, Lone Star

Matt Vance has been named executive vice president of racing for Remington Park in Oklahoma City and Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. As executive vice president for both tracks, he will oversee all mutuels/simulcasting, operations, track maintenance and racing operations. "For several years, Matt has overseen racing operations at Remington Park and over the past couple years he has served in an advisory role at Lone Star Park," Skip Seeley, Global Gaming Solutions CEO. "His leadership and commitment to horse racing helped us navigate a very trying time...

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