02/14/2014 3:42PM

Oaklawn Park: Strong Mandate heads dozen lined up for Southwest


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Strong Mandate will break from post  8 in a field of 12 on Monday, when he makes his first start since the Breeders’ Cup in the Grade 3, $300,000 Southwest at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/16-mile race is the first major local prep for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 12.