Rebel Stakes

Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Sierra Farm Was Home Court For Strong-Willed Nadal

Nadal’s presence had been looming over the Kentucky Derby trail since he broke his maiden in January at Santa Anita Park, and he formally threw his hat in the ring on March 14 with a front-running score in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, establishing himself as a favorite for the Derby, now scheduled […]

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Nadal Serves Up Wire-To-Wire Victory In The Rebel

Despite breaking a bit slow and rushing up the rail to grab the lead, then setting solid early fractions over Oaklawn’s sloppy main track, the Bob Baffert-trained Nadal proved he could be successful over two turns in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Blame, ridden by Joel Rosario and favored at 4-5, […]

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Baffert Would Prefer Dry Track For Nadal; Colt To Start Without Blinkers In Rebel

By Bob Baffert’s lofty standards, he’s been in a slump recently at Oaklawn. Sure, the Hall of Fame trainer won Thursday’s fifth race, but Morning Snow was racing for a $40,000 claiming price and taken out of that sprint victory. Baffert’s wheelhouse at Oaklawn, of course, is its lucrative series of Kentucky Derby points races […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Show Must Go On

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced cancellations or postponements of virtually every major sport, tracks around the globe have announced that race cards will be held without spectators. Tracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Texas all announced racing would be held without patrons and Meydan Racecourse announced plans for […]

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Nadal Arrives From California Looking to Give Baffert Seventh Rebel Win

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is No. 1 in Rebel Stakes victories, and his latest hope, Nadal, will break from post No. 1 in the $1 million Grade 2 race for 3-year-olds Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn. Post positions for the 1 1/16-mile Rebel were drawn early Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Nadal and another Rebel […]

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Former NFL Coach Parcells Hopes Rebel Stakes Vaults Three Technique Into Kentucky Derby

When Bill Parcells served as an NFL head coach during a 19-year career that brought two Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he craved competition. He was relentless in driving himself and others to greater heights. He constantly needled players, pushing them to find […]

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Three Technique To Be Ridden By Luis Saez In Rebel

Two leading candidates for the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 14 completed major preparations for the 1 1/16-mile race on a sunny Saturday morning at Oaklawn. Three Technique worked a half-mile in :48.80 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, while Wells Bayou went the same distance in :48.40 for trainer Brad Cox. Both horses […]

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Rebel Hopeful Three Technique Records ‘Sharp’ Breeze, Still Seeking Jockey

One of the leading local candidates for the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 14 recorded a sizzling workout in advance of the 1 1/16-mile race Saturday morning at Oaklawn. Three Technique posted a half-mile bullet (:46) just after the surface renovation break for Jeremiah Englehart, who trains the Mr Speaker colt for […]

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Undefeated 3-Year-Old No Parole To Point To Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes

Owned by Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin, sophomore No Parole is undefeated in three career starts against his fellow Louisiana-breds. The son of Violence worked a half-mile in 49.40 seconds Monday morning at the Fair Grounds, after which Moss posted on Twitter that No Parole would aim for Derby points in the G2 Rebel Stakes […]

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