Springboard Mile

Long And Winding Road Lands Senor Buscador On World Stage

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- To coin a phrase uttered by the actor John Houseman from the Smith Barney television commercials of the mid-1980s, Senor Buscador (Mineshaft) has really 'earrrrrned it' as he approaches his second straight appearance in an eight-figure horse race, Saturday's $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse. "Yeah. I mean, it's been pretty crazy," admits owner and breeder Joey Peacock, Jr. Peacock, a resident of San Antonio, and his family have been in the horse business for the better part of 5 1/2 decades, but...

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Extra Race Date Added To Remington Park Season

The 2023 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park will stretch one day deeper into December as an afternoon program has been added for Saturday, Dec.16, the track announced Friday. The first race will be at 2:30pm. The extra date of races will serve as a make-up for the nine races lost Wednesday, Dec. 6 when the track lighting system did not power up to the full potential needed for racing. The Dec. 16 race date will feature 12 races to put a wrap on the season. Remington Park had previously planned...

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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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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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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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