Remington Springboard Mile

  • Location: Remington Park, Oklahoma City
  • Inaugural Race: 1999
  • Distance: One mile
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Two-year-olds
  • 2017 Purse: $400,000
  • 2017 Race Date: Sunday, December 17th

Recent Springboard Mile News

2017 Remington Springboard Mile Entries & Results

12GreyvitosV. EspinozaA. Kitchingman8.003.803.40
1CombatantR. Santana, Jr.S. Asmussen3.402.80
11KingsvilleL. QuinonezD. Pish19.00
6Night StrikeI. DiegoB. Calhoun
2Major BrownD. ParkerM. Whitelaw
10Believe in RoyaltyR. AlbaradoL. Jones
4Bode's MakerF. Wethey, Jr.A. Milligan
5Flip the Coin JanM. GutierrezD. O'Neill
3BrangelinaD. SorensonD. Pish
9RedatoryD. CabreraA. Dupuy
7Soul P SayJ. LoveberryA. Milligan
8Flat LuckyR. VazquezS. Asmussen

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (12-1) Paid: $34.00
  • $0.50 Trifecta (12-1-11) Paid: $151.80
  • $0.10 Superfecta (12-1-11-6) Paid: $307.52
  • $0.50 Pick 3 (7/5/2) Paid: $412.80

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The History of the Remington Springboard Mile

The most important 2-year-old race at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, the Remington Springboard Mile has become an attraction for trainers of improving juveniles with an eye on the Kentucky Derby.

That importance was recognized when the 2017 race was made a part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series. As with most juvenile races in the series, the first four finishers gain points on a 10-4-2-1 basis.

Interestingly, the best horses to contest the race in recent years did not win the race. Caleb’s Posse, seventh in the 2010 renewal, went on the next year to win four graded stakes races, including the King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1). Two years later, the runner-up to the 128-1 winner Texas Bling was Will Take Charge, who was named Champion 3-Year-Old Male the following year after winning the Travers Stakes (G1) and finishing a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

The most recent Springboard Mile contestant to earn a Kentucky Derby spot was Suddenbreakingnews, who was nosed out of victory by Discreetness at Remington Park in 2015. The next year Suddenbreakingnews won the Southwest Stakes (G3) and finished second in the Arkansas Derby (G1) prior to a fine effort for fifth in the Kentucky Derby.