Rebel Stakes

Total Handle Up 11 Percent During 2018 Oaklawn Racing Season

Record-setting Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel Stakes (G2) days contributed to an 11 percent increase in total handle during Oaklawn’s recently concluded 2018 live season. An estimated crowd of 64,500 turned out April 14 to watch Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon remain a perfect four-for-four with his impressive victory in the $1 million Arkansas […]

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Riding For Pletcher: Velazquez Will Stick With Vino Rosso, Castellano To Ride Audible

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s domination of the Kentucky Derby trail has been well-documented this season. So far, he has saddled the winners of the Wood Memorial, Holy Bull, Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and the Rebel, and will send out the likely favorite in this Saturday’s Arkansas Derby. Barring any missteps between now and the first Saturday in […]

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Lukas Hoping Blue Grass Is Greener In Sporting Chance’s Quest For Derby Points

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has called an audible with Sporting Chance and will send the Grade 1 winner to the $1-million, Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes April 7 at Keeneland, the Hall of Fame trainer said Thursday morning. Lukas had originally targeted the $1-million, G1 Arkansas Derby April 14 at Oaklawn Park […]

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$10.8-Million Handle A Rebel Day Record For Oaklawn Park

Total pari-mutuel handle on Saturday’s 10-race Rebel Day card at Oaklawn was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, eclipsing marks set from last year’s corresponding program, despite one fewer race. According to figures released Saturday night by the track, total handle was $10,771,984.46, with $2,089,754.20 wagered on track and a March record […]

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Baffert: Solomini ‘Had Every Reason To Stop Running And He Kept On Going’

Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert was pleased with Solomini’s runner-up effort in Saturday’s G2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Curlin finished second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and hadn’t run since he crossed the wire first only to be placed third in the Dec. 9 G1 Los Alamitos […]

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Magnum Moon Mantiene Su Invicto Y Todd Pletcher Repite Ganando El Rebel Stakes

Luego de haberse corrido el Rebel Stakes (G2, $900,000), uno de los temas más comentados aparte de la merecida victoria del invicto Magnum Moon ha sido sin duda la famosa “Maldición de Apollo”, único ganador en la historia del Kentucky Derby que no corrió a los dos años – en 1882. El pupilo de Todd […]

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Magnum Moon Romps In The Rebel, Stays Undefeated

Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon appears to be the latest colt poised to try to end “Apollo’s curse”; unraced as a juvenile, the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon scored a dominating victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The victory earns the colt his first 50 points on the Road to […]

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TCI: Rebel And Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview

The TCI guys opine on the results of the biggest weekend to date on the Derby Trail, including last Saturday’s controversial result between Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie in the San Felipe, as well as a surprise Allowance entry last Sunday for Justify that could prove to be a Derby-contending move. Jon & Joel also preview […]

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Pletcher Tries For Rebel Repeat With Unbeaten Magnum Moon

A year ago, trainer Todd Pletcher won the Rebel Stakes (G2) with Malagacy and was third in the Essex Handicap with Madefromlucky. This season he is represented in those Saturday races by Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon and WinStar Farm and partners’ Hedge Fund. Both horses have been training at Palm Beach Downs training facility in […]

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Zayat Stables Hopes Solomini Takes Familiar Route To Kentucky Derby

Justin Zayat said job requirements will keep him from attending the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn. He’ll be watching, though. That’s because Zayat’s family co-owns 3-2 program favorite Solomini, who will be making his 2018 debut in the 1 1/16-mile major Kentucky Derby prep race. “It’s killing me, but hopefully I can make […]

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