Oaklawn

Tyler Baze Moves His Tack To Oaklawn Park Through May

Tyler Baze, among the top jockeys on the Southern California circuit, was scheduled to ride three horses Sunday in his first day as a regular at Oaklawn. Baze, 36, will be represented by agent Joe Santos, who has booked mounts at the meet for David Cabrera, Israel Rodriguez and apprentice Luis Fuentes. Arkansas Racing Commission […]

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Long Range Toddy Will Aim For Arkansas Derby; Omaha Beach To ‘Play It By Ear’

Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach emerged in good order from his nose victory in the second division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles and will be flown back to his Southern California base Tuesday, the colt’s Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella, said in a text message Sunday morning. Whether Omaha […]

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Omaha Beach Turns Back Champion Game Winner In Second Rebel

Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach took command at the head of the stretch and was all-out in the final 100 yards to fend off champion Game Winner, capturing Saturday’s second division of the G2 Rebel by a nose on the wire. The 3-year-old son of War Front, ridden by Mike Smith for trainer Richard Mandella, […]

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Rated R Superstar Nails Snapper Sinclair In Essex Photo

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Cipriano Contreras’ Rated R Superstar, claimed for $62,500 at Churchill Downs in November, jumped up to win this Saturday’s $350,000 Essex Handicap at 14-1, defeating 5-1 chance Snapper Sinclair by a head in a photo finish. The 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy, ridden by Walter De La Cruz for conditioner Contreras, […]

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Long Range Toddy Runs Down Improbable In First Rebel Division

Willis Horton’s homebred Long Range Toddy rebounded from a troubled third-place finish in the G3 Southwest to defeat 2-5 favorite Improbable by a half-length in this Saturday’s first division of the Rebel Stakes. Ridden by veteran Jon Court for trainer Steve Asmussen, the 3-year-old son of Take Charge Indy ran 1 1/16 miles over Oaklawn’s […]

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Midnight Bisou Bullish To Defeat Elate In Azeri

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park, waiting for racing room until nearly the eighth pole and then bursting up the rail to best multiple G1 winner and even-money favorite Elate by three-quarters of a length. A 4-year-old daughter of Midnight […]

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Weekend Lineup: Rebel Double

This weekend’s slate of racing sees Oaklawn Park take center stage in hosting two divisions of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes as well as a salty edition of the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes. Live television coverage of both editions of the Rebel will anchor a 2 1/2-hour broadcast of “Fox Sports Saturday At the Races […]

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Baffert Confirms Game Winner, Improbable For Oaklawn’s Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Rebel Stakes a record six times, all since 2010. Baffert will have a chance to add to that total with unbeaten champion Game Winner and unbeaten Improbable ticketed for Saturday’s $1 million Grade 2 race at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the $1 million […]

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Chocolate Kisses Nets Oaks Berth With Honeybee Score

Debby Oxley’s Chocolate Kisses earned herself 50 points and a spot in the gate for the May 3 $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with her come from behind victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Honeybee Stakes before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. Chocolate Kisses was unhurried early as the even-money favorite Motion Emotion jumped […]

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Whitmore Threepeats In Hot Springs Stakes

Heavy favorite Whitmore, making his first start since a runner-up performance in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) last November, came from off the pace to win his third straight $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes Saturday before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. With his regular pilot Ricardo Santana Jr. in the irons, Whitmore was reluctant […]

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