Southwest Stakes

Silver Prospector Rebounds For Southwest Victory

Ed and Susie Orr’s G2 Kentucky Jockey Club winner Silver Prospector may have finished fourth in his sophomore debut in last month’s Smarty Jones, but the colt rebounded along the Kentucky Derby trail this Monday to win the G3 Southwest Stakes by about a length over front-running Wells Bayou. The 3-year-old son of Declaration of […]

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Lightly-Raced Answer In Should ‘Move Forward’ For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Brad Cox had a plan and the high-percentage trainer will find out Monday afternoon at Oaklawn if that plan is successful when he sends out lightly raced Answer In in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. The Southwest goes as the ninth of 10 races on the special Presidents’ Day […]

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Trainer Jeremiah Englehart ‘Off To A Pretty Good Start’ At Oaklawn

Jeremiah Englehart’s first career Oaklawn winner will try to become his first career Oaklawn stakes winner when the trainer sends out lightly raced Villainous in the $750,000 Southwest (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday. The New York-based Englehart is wintering at Oaklawn for the first time and has two victories from five starters at the meet, the […]

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Asmussen Trio Tops Field Of Nine Seeking Kentucky Derby Points In Southwest Stakes

The Oaklawn racing department listed nine probables for Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, a 1 1/16-mile race that is the second of four local Kentucky Derby points races. Post positions for the Southwest, which boasts a record purse after being worth $500,000 the previous four years, will be drawn Friday. Expected Southwest entrants, […]

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Villainous ‘Wants To Be A Good Horse,’ Will Target Southwest Stakes

Villainous completed his major preparations for the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 17 with a workout in company Sunday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. Under 2019 Oaklawn riding champion David Cohen, Villainous breezed with stablemate Two Point Oh over a fast track following the second surface renovation break. Villainous, along the […]

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‘Short Stretch’ Will Be An Advantage For Undefeated Taraz In Oaklawn’s Martha Washington

Oaklawn opens Jan. 24, but trainer Brad Cox is already targeting major local races in February for two of his most promising runners now based at Fair Grounds and a third already in Hot Springs. Cox said Friday morning that he is pointing unbeaten Taraz for the $150,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Feb. […]

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Jones’ Super Steed Back To The Races For Ellis Park Derby

Super Steed, who briefly emerged as a Kentucky Derby contender when he won Oaklawn Park’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, makes his first start in six months in Sunday’s $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry. After winning the Southwest at 62-1 odds on Feb. 18, Supersteed was sidelined by bone bruising that […]

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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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Gray Attempt Sprints To Gazebo Victory; Arkansas Derby Next

Gray Attempt punched his Arkansas Derby ticket with a front-running 3 ¼-length victory over Hidden Ruler in the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn. Cutting back to a sprint after finishing a troubled 11th in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 18, Gray Attempt controlled the pace from the start under Jon Court and […]

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