Rebel Stakes

Smarty Jones Runner-Up Three Technique Will Point To March 14 Rebel Stakes

Trainer Jeremiah Englehart reiterated Sunday morning that Three Technique would make his next start in the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds March 14 at Oaklawn Park. Three Technique, in his 3-year-old, stakes and two-turn debut, finished second in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Jan. 24. The 1-mile Smarty Jones – Oaklawn’s first of four […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told horseracingnation.com. The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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Mucho Gusto, Owendale Among Nominees For Oklahoma Derby

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby will likely include many horses that hit the spotlight on the national level this year; top trainers from across the country are expected to send competitors for the race set for Sunday, Sept. 29. Among the contenders likely to vie for the top purse on the keystone day at […]

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Never Slowing Down: 58-Year-Old Court Going ‘The Extra Length’ At Oaklawn

His mind is on the last Saturday in April and the first Saturday in May. Jockey Jon Court is reunited with Gray Attempt in the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes Saturday at Oaklawn and is scheduled to pilot Long Range Toddy in the Kentucky Derby May 4 at Churchill Downs. Court, 58, has already won stakes races […]

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‘Ageless’ Jon Court Hopes For Continued Success With Horton’s Long Range Toddy

The Rebel was actually a rebel-lion last month at Oaklawn, with experience trumping youth in both divisions of the $750,000 Grade 2 race for 3-year-olds March 16. The winner of the first division was Long Range Toddy, owned by Willis Horton, 78, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, 53, and ridden by Jon Court, […]

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Both Rebel Winners, Improbable Expected For Arkansas Derby

The Oaklawn racing department is expecting between 10 and 12 runners for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), including winners of the split final major local prep, the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 16. Post positions for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) will be drawn at noon Wednesday in a public event to be […]

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Rider Changes: Jose Ortiz Picks Up Improbable, Instagrand To Be Piloted By Prat

A pair of Kentucky Derby hopefuls will be piloted by new jockeys in their next starts, reports drf.com. Improbable, most recently a narrow second in the G2 Rebel under Drayden Van Dyke, will now be ridden by Jose Ortiz. The Bob Baffert trainee is expected to make his next start in the G1 Arkansas Derby on […]

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Gray Attempt Back On Arkansas Derby Trail With Sprint Victory

Now that Gray Attempt’s hind-end problems appear behind him, trainer Jinks Fires of Hot Springs said Sunday morning that he’s looking ahead to the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13 at Oaklawn. Gray Attempt is back on the Arkansas Derby trail following a front-running 3 ¼-length victory in the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes Saturday afternoon. […]

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Oaklawn Park: Rebel Stakes Day Sets New All-Time Handle Record

Rebel Day has clearly become Oaklawn’s second-biggest business day. For the next three weeks, at least, it will be the biggest day after an all-time record for total pari-mutuel handle was set on Saturday’s 11-race card. According to figures released Saturday night by the track, total money wagered on Oaklawn’s races was $16,221,639.11, eclipsing the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Ageless’ Jon Court Riding A Rebel High

A conversation with veteran jockey Jon Court is full of joy and laughter – he’s just that kind of guy. On Tuesday, the thrill-seeking 58-year-old answered the phone in the middle of a bicycle ride up and down the hills of Hot Springs, Ark., and never missed a breath while talking about his latest triumph […]

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