02/15/2003 1:00AM

Oaklawn: Red n'Gold repeats


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Red n'Gold, who has run some of her biggest races at Oaklawn Park, successfully defended her title in the track's $50,000 Pippin when she drove to a half-length win over Reason to Talk before a crowd of 20,603.

See How She Runs, who was the favorite, finished seventh.

Red n'Gold ($11.80) raced about two lengths off pacesetter Eagle Lake, who ran the opening six furlongs of the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares in 1:14.13. Red n'Gold overtook Eagle Lake in the stretch, and went on to cover the distance over a track rated muddy in 1:48.10.