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Gun Runner worked five furlongs Feb. 13 at Oaklawn in preparation for the G3 Razorback Feb. 20
Gun Runner Could Make Trip To Dubai After Monday’s Razorback

Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson said he was kicking around ideas a couple of years ago to strengthen the track’s two-turn stakes program for older horses when he zeroed in on the Razorback Handicap. Jackson said he was thinking of a hefty purse hike. Racing secretary Pat Pope had an idea, too. He wanted to […]

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Uncontested breezes at Oaklawn on Feb. 5
Pace Scenario Could Make Southwest ‘Tougher’ For Favorite Uncontested

Uncontested can become the second horse to sweep Oaklawn’s first two major Kentucky Derby preps in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Monday. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Uncontested, who races for Harry Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta, exits a […]

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One Liner wins his 2017 debut at Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photo)
One Liner ‘Stepping Up To A Big Race’ In Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Lightly raced One Liner is the 7-2 second choice in the program for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn, a 1 1/16-mile race that will mark the biggest test in the unbeaten colt’s young career. Trained by Todd Pletcher, One Liner (2 for 2) has been based this winter in south […]

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Uncontested breezes at Oaklawn on Feb. 5
Southwest Stakes: Uncontested’s ‘Mind’ His Biggest Attribute

Only one 3-year-old has run a faster mile in January at Oaklawn than Triple Crown nominee Uncontested. There was cause for concern Jan. 21, 1994, when Concern won an entry-level allowance race in 1:36.16, still the fastest mile by a 3-year-old since Oaklawn began regularly opening during that month in 1988. Concern went on to […]

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Terra Promessa dominated the Bayakoa
Terra Promessa Never Threatened In Bayakoa

Stonestreet Stable’s homebred Terra Promessa was never seriously threatened in Saturday’s Grade 3 Bayakoa, keeping her perfect record at Oaklawn intact and galloping to an easy open-lengths score. The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr., covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.18 on the fast main track for trainer Steve Asmussen. “In both […]

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19-year-old Katie Clawson won her first race at Churchill Downs June 18
Oaklawn: Apprentice Clawson Scores First Riding Double Friday

Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson had her first career riding double Friday, winning the first race aboard Fireupthejet ($14.20) for trainer Randy Morse and the fifth race aboard Goingtogive’emhale ($36.20) for trainer James Victor Hale. “It was something I was shooting for,” Clawson said Saturday morning. Clawson, 20, worked as exercise rider for trainer Kellyn Gorder […]

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Gun Runner worked five furlongs Feb. 13 at Oaklawn in preparation for the G3 Razorback Feb. 20
Fiske: Racehorses Like Gun Runner Are ‘Few And Far Between’

The winners of last year’s Triple Crown races, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator, are off to stud to try and produce classic winners. But, one of the country’s top 3-year-olds from 2016 is still around in Gun Runner, who is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday […]

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Terra Promessa wins the Pippin Stakes on Jan. 15, 2017
Terra Promessa, Undefeated At Oaklawn, Headlines Bayakoa

Eight older fillies and mares are entered in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) Saturday at Oaklawn, including multiple local stakes winner Terra Promessa for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Bayakoa, which offers a record purse for its 25th running, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 […]

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McCraken wins the Sam F. Davis Stakes
TCI: Last Of The 10-Point Races

The TCI guys process last week’s Derby prep action, a major performance by the undefeated McCraken. Did he do enough to break into the top spot of the TCI’s Top 10? They also preview this Saturday’s G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, and the loaded G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on […]

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Will Uncontested continue his local dominance in Monday's G3 Southwest Stakes?
Weekend Lineup: ‘Winter’ Carnival, Oaklawn Highlight 3-Day Holiday

Monday is Presidents’ Day, and as such, many people will be enjoying a three-day weekend due to the national holiday. Highlights of the weekend’s racing include the Monday card at Oaklawn Park, which features the G3 Southwest Stakes, offering 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner. Also, at Laurel Park, […]

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