April 09, 2015
Alsvid overcame a stumbled start to run down Ivan Fallunovalot and win the Grade 3, $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap on Thursday at Oaklawn Park. Alsvid covered six furlongs in 1:08.36, the quickest Count Fleet time since Bonapaw won the race in ...
The influence D. Wayne Lukas has had on the game could be underscored next month, with as many as four of his former assistants positioned to have starters in the Kentucky Derby. And Lukas could have one, too.
Fresh off a mind-blowing weekend at Santa Anita, John Sadler will be running Louisiana Handicap winner Hard Aces in the Oaklawn event for owners Pete and Kosta Hronis, with Victor Espinoza firmly attached. It’s a band you wouldn’t want to break up.
April 08, 2015
Spring Included employed different tactics Wednesday in the $100,000 Carousel at Oaklawn Park, but the results were the same as she won her second straight stakes race in the six-furlong feature for fillies and mares. Spring Included, who won last ...
The champion American Pharoah arrived Wednesday at Oaklawn Park and not long afterward drew post 6 in a field of eight for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby. He was installed the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s race.
In an unforgettable day at the races, fillies owned by former Kentucky governor Brereton C. Jones won two major Kentucky Oaks preps last Saturday. Lovely Maria delivered as the favorite in the Grade 1 Ashland at Keeneland and Include Betty came ...
April 07, 2015
Far Right has a diverse cast of people working behind the scenes to bring out the best in the multiple stakes winner, who could start as the second choice to Southern California shipper American Pharoah in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on ...
The champion Untapable drew post 2 in a field of seven for the Grade 1, $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap, to be run Friday at Oaklawn Park. The race is one of two stakes on the program. I Spent It, the winner of the Grade 2 Saratoga Special, makes his ...
The horse with one of the best names on the backstretch is also one of the best horses at Oaklawn. Ivan Fallunovalot – pronounced “I’ve been falling off a lot” – is the highweight Thursday in the Grade 3, $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap. He brings ...
Trainer Todd Pletcher has a trio of horses targeting stakes on Saturday’s closing-day card at Oaklawn Park, and all were due to arrive in Arkansas on Tuesday.