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Trainer Steve Asmussen may put blinkers on Untrapped for the Arkansas Derby.
Untrapped on Monday had his first breeze since running third in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel on March 18 at Oaklawn. He went an easy half-mile in 51.20 seconds on a track rated good, and remains on course for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on ...Full Story >>
March 19, 2017
Trainer Todd Pletcher could be going for a stakes triple for 3-year-olds next month at Oaklawn Park. He said Sunday that Malagacy is a candidate for the track’s Arkansas Derby after winning the Rebel here Saturday.
March 18, 2017
Malagacy burst onto the Kentucky Derby trail Saturday at Oaklawn, where he remained undefeated while mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes. He won by two lengths over 112-1 maiden Sonneteer.
Mor Spirit showed his class in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn on Saturday, when the Grade 1 winner pressed a hot pace and drew clear for a 2 1/2-length win over Domain’s Rap.
Streamline reached graded winner status on Saturday, when she upset 1-5 favorite Terra Promessa in the Grade 2, $350,000 Azeri at Oaklawn.
March 17, 2017
Lynn Whiting, who won the Kentucky Derby in 1992 with Lil E. Tee, said Thursday he was scheduled to be discharged from a Hot Springs hospital on Saturday after a brief stay. Whiting said his assistant will oversee his Oaklawn barn for the final month ...
Jockey Alex Canchari is coming off the best year of his career and has continued that momentum this winter at Oaklawn Park, where he ranked fourth in the standings through Thursday. But of his 27 wins so far this meet, there is one that stands out: ...
March 16, 2017
Horses to watch at Oaklawn Park.
March 15, 2017
Preakness-winning trainer Keith Desormeaux has taken down a few stakes with maidens, and would love to pull the feat again Saturday, when he sends out Sonneteer in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel at Oaklawn.
Wayne Catalano is sitting in the catbird seat with his 3-year-olds. Not only does the 60-year-old trainer have one of the top Kentucky Oaks prospects in Farrell, but he also has Uncontested training lights-out for the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel on ...
March 13, 2017
A trio of stakes horses from Florida flew into Little Rock, Ark., on Monday and arrived on the Oaklawn backstretch by midday, track spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt said. The horses all were from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher. Malagacy goes in the Rebel, ...