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Classic Empire ranks second in the Kentucky Derby points standings with 132.
Classic Empire won the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday like a horse that wants 1 1/4 miles, and that’s what he will get next month at Churchill Downs. Trainer Mark Casse said Sunday that Classic Empire emerged from his stretch-running ...Full Story >>
April 12, 2017
Midnight Storm drew post 3 in a field of seven for the Grade 2, $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap on Saturday. The field from the rail is Texas Chrome, Domain's Rap, Midnight Storm, Madefromlucky, Inside Straight, Cutacorner, Goats Town.
The champion Classic Empire will break from post 2 in a field of 12 for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. The race was drawn Wednesday and picked up a few new faces following the Monday defection of One Liner.
April 11, 2017
Champion and highweight Stellar Wind drew post 3 in a field of six fillies and mares for the Grade 1, $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap, to be run Friday at Oaklawn.
April 10, 2017
Midnight Storm, the runner-up in last month's Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, will target the Grade 2, $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap on Saturday.
Blinkers off worked well for Irap last weekend in the Blue Grass and his trainer, Doug O'Neill, hopes the same equipment change will benefit Rockin Rudy when the promising 3-year-old runs Saturday in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby.
One Liner, the undefeated winner of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, will not start in the Arkansas Derby and is off the Kentucky Derby trail, trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday.
April 09, 2017
Oaklawn leading trainer Steve Asmussen’s top prospects for the Racing Festival of the South stakes put in their final works Sunday morning, including his Arkansas Derby double of Lookin At Lee and Untrapped.
April 08, 2017
Illussion Artist rolled up the rail for a 1 1/2-length win over Chanteline in the $150,000 Carousel on Saturday at Oaklawn. It was another 2 1/2 lengths back to favorite Athena in third.
Classic Empire and Petrov, who are among the leading contenders for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 15, both put in final works for the race Saturday. They are part of an anticipated field of 10 or 11 for the 1 1/8-mile race that closes ...
April 07, 2017
The fields for the seven stakes races making up the $3.45 million Racing Festival of the South, which runs from Thursday through Saturday at Oaklawn, are taking shape, with a large group of 3-year-olds anticipated for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas ...