09/24/2012 2:56PM

Remington Park: Kip Deville tops Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame class

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Kip Deville, winner of the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile, will enter the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Kip Deville is one of five individuals to be inducted into the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park on Wednesday night. The winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2007 will be joined by Don McNeill, who co-owns Caleb’s Posse, winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile; Steve Asmussen, a perennial leading trainer in North America; David Vance, a past president of Remington; and Highland Ice, who is tied for most wins at Remington.

The Hall of Fame ceremonies are part of the festivities surrounding the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, the marquee race at Remington that is being held two weeks earlier than usual this year, on Sunday.

Kip Deville was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm. He won his maiden at Remington in 2005 and would go on to earn more than $3.3 million. Kip Deville was euthanized in 2010 following a prolonged battle with laminitis. (Remington has a stakes named for the horse, a $75,000 race for 2-year-olds that will be renewed Friday.)

McNeill is a commodities broker from Edmond, Okla., who bred and raced the now-retired Caleb’s Posse. Other top horses McNeill has bred and raced include Clever Trevor and Mr Ross.

Asmussen is an eight-time training title winner at Remington, while Vance oversaw Remington for DeBartolo Racing from its opening to 1995.

Highland Ice won 15 races at Remington – nine of them stakes – to tie a couple of track records in Oklahoma City.