Southwest Stakes

Destination Anywhere: Connections Of My Boy Jack Still Contemplating Colt’s Next Start

Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Wednesday following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn. My Boy Jack earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 93 – a career high – after winning the 1 1/16-mile […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Un Fin De Semana Con Algunos Resultados Inesperados

Durante el largo fin de semana pasado en los Estados Unidos se disputaron tres competencias en Norteamérica con puntaje clasificatorio para el Kentucky Derby (G1): el Camino Real Derby en Golden Gate, el Risen Star Stakes en Fair Grounds, y el Southwest Stakes en Oaklawn Park. El resultado: una potra superando a los machos, el […]

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Bravazo, My Boy Jack Make First Appearance On Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Week four of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll shows some slight movement on the bottom ranks of the top-ten after the running of G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The Risen Star (G2) kicked off the 16-race “Championship Series,” worth 50-20-10-5 to the Top 4 […]

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My Boy Jack Takes Inside Route To Southwest Victory At Oaklawn

It was deja vu in Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, as Kent Desormeaux rode the rails on a muddy track to an upset victory aboard Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables My Boy Jack  in the $500,000 Kentucky Derby prep for 3-year-olds. Corey Lanerie employed identical tactics a half-hour earlier […]

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Mourinho Aims To Continue Baffert’s Dominance Over 3-Year-Old Preps At Oaklawn

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert tries to continue his stranglehold on Oaklawn’s 3-year-old Kentucky Derby prep series in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). The Southern California-based Baffert will send out 2-1 program favorite Mourinho in the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, Oaklawn’s second of four two-turn races leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Probable post time for the […]

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Lukas Trainee Will Be ‘Sporting’ New Equipment In Monday’s Southwest

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance will have a slightly different look when he makes his 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn. Sporting Chance has been training in a small shadow roll, a piece of equipment normally made of sheepskin and attached to the noseband of the bridle. Shadow rolls are […]

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L And N Racing Pursing Derby Run For The Second Year In A Row

L and N Racing LLC traveled the road to the Kentucky Derby for the first time last year with Lookin At Lee. The Tulsa-based ownership group has another intriguing prospect this year in unbeaten Retirement Fund, who is scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $500,000 Southwest (G3) Monday at Oaklawn. A son of Eskendereya, Retirement […]

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Weekend Lineup: 50 Points On The Line In Risen Star

A 50-point race leading up to the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s graded stakes action. Saturday features the G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds, led by Lecomte winner Instilled Regard, and Monday’s card at Oaklawn offers 10 points in the G3 Southwest Stakes. Instilled Regard will face the well-regarded Todd Pletcher trainee Noble […]

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TCI: Risen Star And Southwest Stakes Headline Presidents’ Day Weekend

Jon & Joel break down last weekend’s prep results from the Sam Davis & San Vicente stakes, and discuss their impact on the year’s Derby Trail and the TCI Top 10, where there is the first major shakeup to the list this season. They also preview the upcoming President’s Day weekend slate, featuring a pair […]

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Sporting Chance Remains On Target For Southwest Stakes

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance emerged in good order from Monday’s bullet workout and remains a candidate to make his 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 19, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Thursday morning. Breezing over a fast surface under David Cohen, Sporting Chance zipped 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 […]

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