01/23/2017 12:16PM

Alsvid begins 8-year-old season in optional-claiming sprint


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The ageless Alsvid will launch his 8-year-old season Thursday at Oaklawn Park, where he meets fellow stakes winners Candy Ruby, Will Munnings, Sharp Art, Imahit, and Fleet Eagle in a competitive optional $50,000 claiming sprint at six furlongs. The race could produce starters for the sprint stakes series at Oaklawn, which starts Feb. 4 with the $125,000 King Cotton and builds to the Grade 3, $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap on April 15.