The $400,000 Springboard Mile, the top 2-year-old stakes event of the 2021 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season, will now be contested on Friday, Dec. 17. The evening will also serve as the final race date of the season.
This marks the second consecutive year the Springboard Mile, and its supporting undercard of stakes races, will be contested on a Friday evening. The first race for the Dec. 17 card will take place at 5pm. The Springboard program was initially set for Sunday, Dec. 19.
The Springboard has served as a solid final 2-year-old stakes on the calendar in recent years for many who have competed in the 3-year-old classics the next spring. Long Range Toddy, Combatant, Suddenbreakingnews and Will Take Charge all utilized the Springboard Mile prior to their starts in the Kentucky Derby. Will Take Charge, the Eclipse Champion 3-year-old in 2013, ran in all three Triple Crown races before winning the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx and the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Prior to his Clark victory, he was second to Mucho Macho Man, beaten only a nose, in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
In addition to the Springboard Mile, these stakes races are also featured for the evening of racing on Dec. 17:
$100,000 Trapeze Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, one mile
$100,000 She’s All In Stakes, fillies & mares, 3 and older, 1 mile-70 yards
$70,000 Jim Thorpe Stakes, 3-year-olds, one mile (Oklahoma-breds)
$70,000 Useeit Stakes, 3-year-old fillies, one mile (Oklahoma-breds)
The $100,000 Jeffrey A. Hawk Memorial, originally scheduled as part of the undercard of Springboard Mile night, has been moved to Friday, Nov. 19.
Remington Park was first scheduled to race on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 & 19, but those dates have been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Nov. 11. The season will still total 67 racing dates.
Post times have also been set for other major programs this season at Remington Park. Oklahoma Derby Day on Sunday, Sept. 26 will begin at 3pm. The live racing on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, simulcast from Del Mar on Nov. 6, will start at 7:07pm. Race cards set for a Monday or Tuesday will begin at 2:30pm. All times are Central.
Entries for the Opening Night of the season, Aug. 20, will be assembled this Friday morning, Aug. 13.
Tracked by more than 167,000 fans on Facebook and 10,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $269 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park features live and simulcast horse racing, and the casino is always open! The 2021 Thoroughbred Season begins Aug. 20. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.
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