02/11/2016 4:00PM

Cougar Ridge aims to extend winning streak in Essex Handicap


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Cougar Ridge will be attempting to win his fifth straight race Saturday when he meets Southern California shipper Midnight Hawk and horse for course Carve in the $100,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/16-mile race for older horses anchors a strong 10-race card and figures to produce starters for next month’s Grade 3, $300,000 Razorback Handicap.