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Oklahoma Derby

Non-graded stakes race
Oklahoma Derby
Location Remington Park
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Inaugurated 1989
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.remingtonpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $400,000

The Oklahoma Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid-October at Remington Park located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Open to three-year-olds, the ungraded stakes is set at a distance of 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) on the dirt. The Derby offers a purse of $400,000.

From 1989 through 1996, it was raced at a distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs).

Originally named the Remington Park Derby, in 2001 the race was renamed the Oklahoma Derby. It is the track's flagship event and the most lucrative Thoroughbred race at Remington Park.


Speed record:

  • 1:48.00 - Classic Cat (1998) (new stakes and track record)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - Donnie Von Hemel (1989, 1991, 2007)

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Winners since 1999






2009 Fiddlers Afleet Channing Hill Michael Hushion Marc Ferrell 1:51.00
2008 Golden Yank Jamie Theriot Gary A. Thomas Millard R. Seldin 1:50.47
2007 Going Ballistic Tim Doocy Donnie Von Hemel Mark & Mary Kindred 1:49.74
2006 Mr. Pursuit Cliff Berry Joe Petalino Illona Whetstone 1:50.21
2005 Military Major Jeffrey Burningham Michael Caraman Kinsman Stable 1:49.49
2004 Wally's Choice Luis Quinonez Michael Biehler Curtis Sampson et al. 1:50.26
2003 Comic Truth Cliff Berry Patrick Daly K.K. & V. Jayaraman 1:49.59
2002 The Judge Sez Who Cornelio Velasquez Milton W. Wolfson Dick Simon 1:49.34
2001 Top Hit Garrett Gomez R. Kory Owens Triple AAA Ranch 1:49.79
2000 Performing Magic Shane Sellers John Shirreffs The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:50.36
1999 Temperance Time Tim Doocy Kenny Smith Barker, Moses & Barker 1:49.40
1998 Classic Cat Shane Sellers David C. Cross, Jr. Gary M. Garber 1:48.00
1997 Wild Rush Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Stronach Stables 1:53.60
1996 Semoran Russell Baze Bob Baffert D. Dizney/J. English 1:46.60
1995 Dazzling Falls Garrett Gomez Chuck Turco Chateau Ridge Farms 1:42.80
1994 Smilin Singing Sam Larry Melancon Niall O'Callaghan Dogwood Stable 1:43.20
1993 Marked Tree Garrett Gomez Tom Bohannan John Ed Anthony 1:43.80
1992 Vying Victor Ron Hansen Ian P. D. Jory M/M Marvin Malmuth 1:43.60
1991 Queen's Gray Bee Not found Donnie Von Hemel Virginia Singletary nf
1990 Wicked Destiny John L. Lively Not found Jack Choate 1:43.00
1989 Clever Trevor Don Pettinger Donnie Von Hemel Don C. & Cheri McNeill 1:43.00



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