April 15, 2016
Forever Unbridled became the Grade 1 winner her connections thought she had the potential to become on Friday, when she finished with a flourish for a 2 1/4-length win over Streamline in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.
Counterforce might not be unbeaten, as trainer Steve Asmussen believes he should be, but now he’s a stakes winner, as he benefited from a scalding early pace and rallied to win the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters on Friday at Oaklawn ...
April 14, 2016
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has won more Racing Festival of the South stakes at Oaklawn than any other horseman and he added to his totals Thursday when Super Saks withstood a bid from 4-5 favorite Haveyougoneaway, then a claim of foul, to ...
April 13, 2016
Cupid arrived at Oaklawn Park just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, aboard a flight bringing horses from Southern California for weekend stakes here. Cupid is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday.
Domain's Rap might be the best $10,000 owner Danny Caldwell has ever spent in racing. The horse punched his ticket to Saturday's Grade 2, $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap by running a big second to Upstart in last month's Grade 3, $350,000 Razorback Handicap.
April 11, 2016
Luis Quinonez is the regular rider of Suddenbreakingnews, who runs Saturday at Oaklawn in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby. The horse will be one of the top choices on the strength of his sweeping win in the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest in February.
Effinex, who is the 121-pound highweight for the Grade 2, $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap on Saturday, touched down in Little Rock, Ark., late in the morning on Monday, according to a track official.
Terra Promessa won her fourth straight race Saturday here in the Grade 3, $400,000 Fantasy, with her stablemate Taxable in second. Both came out of the race in “great shape,” trainer Steve Asmussen said Sunday.
Subtle Indian, who won the Grade 3, $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap on Sunday at Oaklawn, will soon be joining trainer Robertino Diodoro's division at Santa Anita. Diodoro said Monday the horse was to fly to Southern California on Tuesday.
Trainer Dale Romans threw some fighting words into the Arkansas Derby mix on Monday, when he confirmed the front-running Unbridled Outlaw for the Grade 1, $1 million race Saturday at Oaklawn Park.