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Springboard Mile

Remington Springboard Mile Race Facts

  • Location: Remington Park, Oklahoma City
  • Inaugural Race: 1999
  • Distance: One mile
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Two-year-olds
  • 2020 Purse: $200,000
  • 2020 Race Date: Friday, December 18th

The Springboard Mile at Remington Park is worth a Kentucky Derby point spread of 10-4-2-1 to the winners in addition to a purse of up to $400,000. The prominent listed stakes race will feature 2-year-old talents as the final Road to the Kentucky Derby prep of the calendar year.

Springboard Mile Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
1Senor BuscadorLuis S. Quinonez / Todd W. Fincher$9.80 / $5.80 / $4.60
8CowanStewart Elliott / Steven M. Asmussen$4.60 / $4.20
5Red N WildSophie Doyle / Terry Eoff$9.40
7Saffa's DayIram Vargas Diego / Steven M. Asmussen
9OutadoreDavid Cabrera / Wesley A. Ward
10Joe FrazierRichard E. Eramia / Brad H. Cox
3Vim and VigorWalter De La Cruz / Larry Stroope
2Number One DudeEzequiel Lara / Kari Craddock
11Flash of MischiefRamon A. Vazquez / Karl Broberg
4Gushing OilLane J. Luzzi / Danny Pish

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (1-8) Paid: $58.80
  • $0.50 Trifecta (1-8-5) Paid: $149.05
  • $0.10 Superfecta (1-8-5-7): Paid: $206.21

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History of the 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

Springboard Mile Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2020Senor BuscadorLuis S. Quinonez / Todd W. Fincher1 m / 01:37.9
2019ShopliftedRicardo Santana Jr. / Steve Asmussen1 m / 01:38.0
2018Long Range ToddyRichard Eramia / Steve Asmussen1 m / 01:39.8
2017GreyvitosVictor Espinoza / Adam Kitchingman1 m / 01:37.1
2016Cool ArrowLuis Saez / Joe Sharp1 m / 01:38.7
2015DiscreetnessJon Court / William H. Fires1 m / 01:39.2
2014BayerdRamon Vasquez / Steve Asmussen1 m / 01:37.3
2013Louies FlowerLuis Quinonez / W. Bret Calhoun1 m / 01:38.8
2012Texas BlingErik McNeil / Danele Durham1 m / 01:40.0
2011Ted's FollyJose Medina / Wilson L. Brown1 m / 01:38.9
2010Grant JackCliff Berry / W. Bret Calhoun1 m / 01:38.0
2009Turf MelodyJeremy Rose / H. Graham Motion1 m / 01:38.4
Remington MEC Mile Stakes
2008Kick OnMiguel Mena / Joseph S. Petalino1 m, 70 yds / 01:42.9
2007Golden YankCarlos Gonzalez / Gary A. Thomas1 m / 01:38.4
2006Going BallisticCliff Berry / Donnie K. Von Hemel1 m / 01:37.4
2005Test BoyQuincy Hamilton / Steve Asmussen1 m / 01:38.3
2004Smooth BidBrian Hernandez Jr. / Steve Asmussen1 m / 01:39.6
2003DepopCliff Berry / Joseph S. Petalino1 m / 01:38.2
2002Shawklit ManDonnie Meche / Steve Asmussen1 m / 01:39.2
2001It'sallinthechaseDonnie Meche / Wilson L. Brown1 m / 01:38.9