06/17/2016 3:44PM

Ten stakes planned for Oklahoma Derby card

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Remington Park has expanded the stakes offerings on its Oklahoma Derby card Sept. 25 to 10, the track announced Friday. The races will be worth a cumulative $1.3 million.

Last year, Remington had seven stakes on Oklahoma Derby Day. The races were worth $1 million.

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at 1 1/8 miles will again anchor the meet’s richest program. The most notable addition to the card will be the $175,000 Governor's Cup, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. It had been run in August.

Other races on the Oklahoma Derby card will include the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks at 1 1/16 miles and the $150,000 David M. Vance Sprint, which last year was won by eventual Breeders’ Cup Sprint starter Ivan Fallunovalot. 

Remington also announced that first post for Oklahoma Derby Day will be a new, later time of 3 p.m. Central. The track plans to offer an all-stakes pick four that will have a guaranteed pool of $50,000, said Matt Vance, vice president of operations for Remington.

Other major cards during the meet include the $1 million Oklahoma Classics program of eight divisional stakes Oct. 21 and the Springboard Mile card of five stakes on closing night, Dec. 11. The purse for the Springboard Mile for 2-year-olds has been boosted from $250,000 to $300,000.

In all, Remington will offer 31 stakes worth $3.4 million. The meet opens Aug. 12.