Baffert Impressed By Cupid’s ‘Athleticism’; Colt Exits Race Well

Cupid gave trainer Bob Baffert his record sixth win in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes in the last seven runnings of the race, and the morning after he was so still impressed with the son of Tapit that he plans to send him back for the Grade 1 $1 million Arkansas Derby April 16. “That’s […]

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Cupid’s Rebel Win Draws Conflicting Reactions In Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Cupid’s score in Saturday’s Rebel Stakes left respondents with conflicting reactions to the lightly-raced son of Tapit, who moved up from 18th last week […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Cupid Leaves His Mark

Saturday’s single race offering points toward the 2016 Kentucky Derby was Oaklawn Park’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. Bob Baffert’s lightly-raced sophomore Cupid took the lead early and never gave it up, drawing away in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The gray son of Tapit earned his first 50 points toward the Kentucky […]

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Front-Running Cupid All Heart To Give Baffert Another Rebel Victory

Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Cupid took the lead out of the gate and never relinquished it in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, earning his first 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The sophomore son of Tapit gives trainer Bob Baffert his sixth Rebel victory in […]

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California Raiders Cupid, Ralis Among 14 Entered For G2 Rebel

A full field of 14 was entered Wednesday morning for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Rebel, the 10th of 11 races, is 6:06 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. and weather permitting, the infield will be open for the first time this […]

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Rebel Field Projected To Showcase 13, Entries Drawn Wednesday

Following a flurry of recent additions and subtractions, the field for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) next Saturday at Oaklawn is coming into sharper focus. The race is the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16. The projected field grew to 13 Saturday morning with lightly raced Cupid and […]

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