Southwest Stakes

Fires ‘Very Pleased’ With Gray Attempt Ahead Of Southwest Stakes

Several candidates for Oaklawn’s Presidents Day stakes tripleheader recorded workouts on a cloudy, damp Sunday morning, including Gray Attempt who breezed 5 furlongs in advance of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 18. Working just after the renovation break from the 5-furlong pole to the regular finish line, Gray Attempt went in 1:00.20 […]

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‘More Ground’ Should Benefit Six Shooter In Southwest Stakes

Six Shooter is being pointed for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 18 at Oaklawn, trainer Paul Holthus of Hot Springs said Sunday morning. Six Shooter was beaten 1 ½ lengths in his last start, the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of our major preps […]

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My Boy Jack Out With Ankle Chip, Expected To Race In 2019

My Boy Jack has officially been taken out of training, according to drf.com, after the discovery of an ankle chip which will require surgery to remove. The 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will miss the remainder of this season, but is expected to return to the races in 2019. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, My Boy Jack […]

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‘Versatile’ One Liner Could Give Pletcher A Third Met Mile Winner

Already a two-time winner, trainer Todd Pletcher looks to complete a personal hat trick when he sends out One Liner for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes undercard. Pletcher, who won the Met Mile with Palace Malice in 2014 and Quality Road in 2010, threw One Liner into this year’s mix following a […]

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West Point Admires ‘Versatility’ Of My Boy Jack, Purchases Interest

A member of last year’s Kentucky Derby-winning entourage of owners, West Point Thoroughbreds has just purchased an interest in 2018 contender My Boy Jack. According to bloodhorse.com, the 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will carry the silks of Monomoy Stable (Sol Kumin) on the first Saturday in May. “I’ve always liked this horse and admire his […]

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My Boy Jack Will Make Derby Field After Lexington Win

The short stretch of Saturday’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes was a big question for late-running favorite My Boy Jack, but Kent Desormeaux timed his ride perfectly to hit the wire just a head in front of the 7-2 Telekinesis. Owned by Monomoy Stable and Don’t Tell My Wife Stable, My Boy Jack earned 20 points […]

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‘Two Different Aspects’: Desormeaux Brothers In Search Of First Louisiana Derby Victory

Brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux were the first jockey and trainer to team up for a win in the 2016 Preakness, when Exaggerator crossed the line in front. Though both are originally from Louisiana, neither has been able to win the state’s premier race for 3-year-olds, the Louisiana Derby. This Saturday, the pair will try […]

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Smarty Jones Winner Mourinho Euthanized After Training Incident, Says Baffert

Kentucky Derby contender Mourinho was euthanized Monday morning after suffering a severe sesamoid fracture in his front leg, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. Baffert said the Super Saver colt was going easily in a breeze at Santa Anita and took a bad step. “Up and down, every day. It’s a shame,” he […]

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Lukas Undeterred By Sporting Chance’s Troubled Third In Southwest

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance has returned to the track to begin preparations for his scheduled start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 17, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Saturday morning. Sporting Chance, in his 3-year-old and two-turn debut, finished a troubled third in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3), Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for […]

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TCI: Southwest, Risen Star Recaps

With no major Derby prep action this upcoming weekend, Jon and Joel refresh the TCI Top 10 and discuss the current state of the 2018 Kentucky Derby picture and its most promising contenders at this point. They also opine on the Southwest & Risen Star results and the influence of both going forward. Have any […]

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