Kentucky Derby contender profile: Shoplifted

Shoplifted (outside) wins the Remington Springboard Mile Stakes. (Photo by Dustin Orona/Remington Park) Experience paid off for Shoplifted in the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes on December 15. Although he wasn’t favored, Shoplifted produced a tenacious rally down the Remington Park homestretch to win the one-mile event by a head. The victory marked a significant rebound for Shoplifted and cemented the colt’s status as a contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. He earned $240,000 and 10 [...]

How to bet the Remington Springboard Mile

At first glance Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen appears to have Sunday’s $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes surrounded, but a Kentucky invader is our pick.

2019 Kentucky Derby Contender Profile: Long Range Toddy

If you’re looking for a 2019 Kentucky Derby contender with the pedigree to excel running 1 ¼ miles on the first Saturday in May, then you’ll be excited to check out Long Range Toddy, who burst onto the Derby scene with a hard-fought victory in the Remington Springboard Mile on December 16th. All of Long Range Toddy’s immediate ancestors were successful running a mile or farther, including his Florida Derby (gr. I)-winning sire Take Charge Indy, his dam Pleasant Song, [...]

Long Range Toddy Hangs On in Remington Springboard Mile

In a race packed with traffic-filled trips, big middle moves, and dramatic late rallies, Long Range Toddy managed to defy the overall race trends and emerge victorious in the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile on December 16th at Remington Park. One of five horses representing trainer Steve Asmussen (who sent out nearly half the field), Long Range Toddy’s tactical speed allowed him to secure a perfect position early on in the one-mile test, settling a length off the pace while outside in [...]

Betting Out-of-State Shippers in the Remington Springboard Mile

Dunph winning the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes - Coady Photography Since its inaugural running in 2009, the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes at Remington Park has been rising steadily in prestige, attracting better horses and stronger fields to the extent that it was added to the Road to the Kentucky Derby series last year. As a result, it’s growing tougher for the local runners to defend their home turf, which is why I’ll be leaning toward out-of-state shippers [...]

Shotgun Kowboy Seeks Third Win in Oklahoma Classics Cup

Friday night is Oklahoma Classics night at Remington Park, which means an action-packed evening of high-quality racing featuring eight stakes races worth a combined $1,040,000. The highlight of the evening, at least in terms of purse value, is the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, an 8.5-furlong event open to Oklahoma-bred runners aged three and older. The sixth of ten races on the card, post time is scheduled for 9:25 p.m. Central. The field might be small with just five starters, but [...]

Greyvitos Joins Derby Trail With Remington Springboard Mile Victory

Greyvitos winning the Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar - ©Benoit Photo Racing fans across the country were up a bit later than usual last night to watch an intriguing renewal of the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes at Remington Park. The one-mile race offered Kentucky Derby qualification points for the first time in its brief history, but although twelve horses faced the starter, in the end all eyes were on the impressive winner Greyvitos. Coming [...]