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Springboard Mile Attracts Full Field

IN THE LATE 1980s and early 1990s, Remington Park's signature race was the Remington Park Derby.

It is now the Oklahoma Derby that is run every fall. Back then it was run in the spring and management of the Oklahoma City racetrack did its best to attract any horses that had a chance of winding up in the Kentucky Derby.

That is something of a task of luck rather than merit as the Remington Park Derby was a mere $250,000 race compared to much bigger Kentucky Derby prep races at that time of year. On occasion, a horse or two would pan out from the Remington Park Derby, the Clever Trevors, Silver Goblins and Dazzling Falls types that went on to do well at more established tracks.

Now that the race is in the autumn of the year, it doesn't quite have the same feel, but the race that may become the cornerstone of the Remington Park meet yearly now is the $300,000 Springboard Mile that brings 2-year-olds to Oklahoma for a final race of the year.
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