2019 kentucky derby

Sueno Reminds Desormeaux Of Past Kentucky Derby Hopeful My Boy Jack

A trainer of Thoroughbreds for three decades, Keith Desormeaux’s outstanding horsemanship has been displayed at a top level recently with his presence at Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May for the past three years. The native of Lafayette, La. hopes to make this his fourth year in a row of having a Kentucky […]

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After Awkward Start In Holy Bull, Federal Case Eyes G3 Hutcheson As Florida Derby Prep

Robert and Lawana Low’s Federal Case is scheduled to cut back in distance in Saturday’s $100,000 Hutcheson (G3) at Gulfstream Park and drop back to one-turn competition in the process. The Hutcheson, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds, headlines a 13-race program. (First-race post time is set for 12:45 p.m.) The Todd Pletcher-trained colt tasted defeat […]

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O’Neill, Gutierrez Team Up In Split Rebel With Parsimony

Reddam Racing LLC’s Irap – in his eighth career start – broke his maiden in the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds in 2017 at Keeneland for Southern California-based trainer Doug O’Neill. Reddam Racing (J. Paul and Zillah Reddam) and O’Neill will try to weave their magic again when seven-race maiden Parsimony makes […]

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NYRA Bets Brings Back Derby Bankroll Builder Series Of Bonuses On Prep Races

In advance of the Kentucky Derby, set for Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs, NYRA Bets is offering the return of the “Derby Bankroll Builder” series, starting with Saturday’s Kentucky Derby prep races from Oaklawn Park. To participate, NYRA Bets customers can bet a minimum of $50 to win on one horse in at least […]

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Hollendorfer ‘Glad To Be Here’ At Oaklawn Ahead Of Split Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has enjoyed great success at Oaklawn, compiling a 6-5-3 record from 26 starters and purse earnings of $1,142,221. Four of the victories have come in graded stakes company – Lite Light in the $250,000 Fantasy (G2) for 3-year-old fillies in 1991, Hystericalady in the $175,000 Azeri (G3) for older […]

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Game Winner, Improbable Get First Feel For Oaklawn Surface

Unbeaten champion Game Winner got his first feel of the Oaklawn racing surface Thursday morning, galloping after the renovation break in advance of his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the second division of Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles. Game Winner (4 for 4) and unbeaten stablemate Improbable (3 for 3) arrived Wednesday […]

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NYRA/Oaklawn Cross Country Pick 5 Is Back On Saturday’s Rebel Card

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will continue its partnership with Oaklawn Park in hosting a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, highlighted by two divisions of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel at Oaklawn. Saturday’s sequence will begin with Race 7 at the Big A at 4:50 p.m. Eastern with an eight-horse field of […]

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It’s Official: Rebel Divided, 19 Horses Entered For Both Divisions, Including Game Winner And Improbable

As expected, one of Oaklawn’s signature races for 3-year-olds was divided into two divisions after 19 horses were entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Rebel Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13. The split means the Rebel, originally a $1 million race, will be worth […]

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Oaklawn Announces Third Purse Increase Of The 2019 Season

On the day Oaklawn made racing history by splitting the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) into two divisions, the track also announced its adding $1 million to the overnight purses for the third increase of the 2019 live season. Retroactive to the Thursday, March 14 card, purses for open allowance races will be $95,000, an […]

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Curlin Grey Still Looking For Perfect Distance, May Find It In Jeff Ruby Steaks

Curlin Grey started his career racing at a mile, quickly moved on to 1 1/16 miles and in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) Saturday at Turfway Park he will have his chance to take the step trainer Kenny McPeek believes he wants. “He’s begging for a mile and an eighth,” said McPeek, “so I think he’ll […]

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