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Go Google Yourself Wears Down Whoa Nellie In Bayakoa

Jay Em Ess Stable’s Go Google Yourself wore down 6-5 favorite Whoa Nellie in the final strides to win Monday’s $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park. Making her first start since a runner-up effort in the Falls City Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs last November, Go Google Yourself broke on top, but allowed Lady […]

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Whoa Nellie Auditioning For Azeri In Monday’s Bayakoa

Whoa Nellie was 20-1 in the program for her stakes debut last month, but she’s the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares Monday at Oaklawn. That’s the power of a sparkling 4 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Pippin Jan. 25, Oaklawn’s first of three preps for the […]

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Serengeti Empress Won’t Make Bayakoa, But Likely For March 14 Azeri Stakes

Serengeti Empress, among the country’s leading 3-year-old fillies of 2019, is expected to make at least one start this year at Oaklawn, trainer Tom Amoss said Thursday morning. “You’ll definitely see Serengeti,” Amoss said. “At one point, I’m not sure.” Amoss said Serengeti Empress won’t make the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and […]

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Queen Bee To You Shows Her Heart With Nose Victory In La Canada

When you’re hot you’re hot. Not just according to the late Country Music star Jerry Reed, but with horses the same applies, as evidenced by Queen Bee to You’s thrilling nose victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Andrew Lerner and ridden by Ruben Fuentes, the California-bred Queen […]

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Los Alamitos: Purse Decreased For Futurity, Bayakoa Returns

Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of graded races – and the return of the Grade III Bayakoa for fillies and mares highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, Dec. 5 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 15. The Grade I, $300,000-guaranteed Starlet and Grade II, […]

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She’s a Julie Gives Asmussen Fourth Bayakoa Stakes Win At Oaklawn Park

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen saddled his fourth winner of the afternoon and registered his fourth career victory in the Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., on Monday when She’s a Julie went wire to wire under Ricardo Santana Jr. to take the 1 1/16-mile race for older fillies […]

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Copper Bullet, Coal Front Stretching Out In Crowded Field For Razorback Handicap

Among the most notable horses to win from a far outside post position at Oaklawn was Sunny’s Halo, who wired the field from the 13 hole in the 1983 Arkansas Derby and would capture the Kentucky Derby three weeks later. Coal Front may have to go one better because he is scheduled to break from […]

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G2 Winner Majestic Heat Retired, To Be Bred To Uncle Mo

Majestic Heat, winner of the 2017 Bayakoa Stakes (Grade 2), has been retired from racing after her fifth-place finish on Saturday in Santa Anita Park’s Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes as announced by owner-racing manager Madeline Auerbach. A California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, Majestic Heat was trained for the bulk of her career by Hall […]

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Streamline Reaffirms Her Love Of Oaklawn With Bayakoa Victory

Nancy A. Vanier and Cartwright Thoroughbreds LLC.’s Streamline, never worse the third in nine previous Oaklawn races, reaffirmed her affinity for the Oaklawn oval with a come from behind victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3). With Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens in the irons, Streamline raced in last place among the six-horse field as Defy […]

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