Oaklawn

OTTB MVP Lives Up To His Name At National Horse Show

Tess Fortune wasn’t looking for a Thoroughbred when she came across MVP, a flashy red horse that had aced under the name Kit’s Captain (Orientate—Abby Girl, Meadowlake). Though Tess typically rode Warmbloods, her interest was piqued when a flyer about the gelding was dropped off at a tack shop where she worked. MVP had finished […]

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Houston Ladies Classic, Apple Blossom Next For Cotillion Winner Street Band

Grade 1 Cotillion winner Street Band will be pointed to the G3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 26 for her next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan was most recently eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Street Band returned to Churchill Downs after the Breeders’ Cup, and will ship […]

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Rick Hammerle Joins Racing Department At Oaklawn

Rick Hammerle, a highly respected racing official with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, has joined Oaklawn’s racing department as racing coordinator for the Hot Springs, Ark., track. He will work alongside vice president of racing Jed Doro and racing secretary Pat Pope during the 2020 live racing season that runs Jan. […]

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‘The Competition Is Stiff,’ But Maldonado Tall In The Saddle In Southern California

Edwin Maldonado is not the leading jockey at Santa Anita this meet, but at five feet six, he’s certainly among the tallest, and with 13 wins from 63 mounts, a gaudy 21 percent, he is fifth in the standings, thanks in the main to good luck and hard work. The 35-year-old native of Columbus, Ohio, […]

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Pletcher: Beaten Peter Pan Favorite Intrepid Heart ‘Bred Top And Bottom’ For Belmont Distance

Trainer Todd Pletcher has indicated that Intrepid Heart, the beaten favorite when finishing third in Saturday’s G3 Peter Pan Stakes, could join the cast for the 2019 Belmont Stakes. According to drf.com, Pletcher thought that the 3-year-old son of Tapit was mostly compromised by his immaturity, rather than a stumble at the start. “Johnny (Velazquez, jockey) […]

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Preakness: Alwaysmining ‘Makes It Look Easy,’ Laughing Fox Has ‘Great Attitude’

Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining breezed a half-mile at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Friday morning in preparation for a planned start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. The son of Stay Thirsty, who is riding a six-race winning streak, covered the four-furlong distance under regular exercise rider […]

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Laughing Fox Scores Preakness Bid In Oaklawn Invitational

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox, coming off a fourth-place finish in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13, rebounded off that race to post his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational at Oaklawn. The win earned the Union Rags colt an automatic berth to the May 18 Preakness Stakes […]

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Undefeated In 2019, Lady Apple A Potential Sleeper In Kentucky Oaks

Hall of Famer and soon-to-be 10-time Oaklawn training champion Steve Asmussen will be active on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby cards at Churchill Downs, sending out several stakes winners from Hot Springs. In addition to first-division Rebel winner Long Range Toddy in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, Asmussen is scheduled to start Lady Apple in Friday’s […]

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Nitrous Hits The Afterburners In Oaklawn’s Bachelor Stakes

A gray horse won, just not the one everyone was expecting as Winchell Thoroughbred LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Nitrous used a powerful late kick to rally past the early leaders for the victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Gray Attempt, the 6-5 favorite, finished third. Ridden by leading rider Ricardo Santana […]

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Out Of Retirement, Into The Winner’s Circle: Cecil Borel ‘Needed To Do Something’

After coming out of retirement at this year’s Oaklawn meeting, trainer Cecil Borel recorded his first victory in more than 4 ½ years in an April 11 starter-allowance sprint for Arkansas-breds with K J’s Nobility. Now, Borel will be bidding for his first stakes victory in almost 10 years. Following a 7-furlong work in 1:35 […]

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