Remington Adds 2-year-old Race Series

The 2010 Remington Park season begins Aug. 19 and continues through Dec. 11.

The 2010 Remington Park Thoroughbred season begins Aug. 19 and continues through Dec. 11. The 26-race stakes has been set with more than $3 million in purse money and a new series of races for 2-year-olds.

The headline event on the Remington Park stakes schedule remains the Oklahoma Derby, held this season on the only Sunday afternoon of racing on the Thoroughbred calendar, Oct. 10. The $400,000 event an undercard including the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, and the $150,000 Remington Green, the richest turf race of the season.

Remington Park has instituted a series of 2-year-old stakes races that will culminate with the richest event of the series. The $250,000 Springboard Mile Dec. 11, the final day of the season, has also received an increased purse, from $200,000 in 2009.

The 2-year-old series of stakes races begins with the new $50,000 Kip Deville Stakes Oct. 8. Named after the all-time leading Oklahoma-bred, the race is spaced a month away from the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes. The Clever Trevor, named after the first Oklahoma Derby winner at Remington Park, and former all-time leading accredited Oklahoma-bred, falls on Nov. 6 with a purse increase of $50,000 from the 2009 edition.

The Oklahoma Classics, for eligible and accredited Oklahoma-breds, contested since its inception in 1993 at Remington Park, expands the purses for its race series to more than $1 million for the first time. The $175,000 Oklahoma Classic leads the series of eight races, which includes the $145,000 Distaff, $130,000 Sprint, the $130,000 Filly & Mare Sprint, the $130,000 Turf, the $130,000 Filly & Mare Turf, the $90,000 Juvenile, and the $90,000 Lassie.

Overall, there are 26 stakes races set, 14 of them worth $100,000 or more. Accredited Oklahoma-bred runners will have plenty of options with 14 stakes races restricted for them.

The stakes schedule begins on the opening Saturday of the season, Aug. 21, with the $200,000 Remington Sprint Cup and the $150,000 Governor’s Cup.

The Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will be conducted on a Wednesday through Saturday night regular basis with the first race normally at 6:30 p.m.