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Coolmore Partners Buy Interest In Arkansas Derby Contender Galilean

The Coolmore group of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith has purchased an interest in multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and partners ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Galilean is a son of Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. […]

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Equibase Analysis: Assessing The Arkansas Derby’s Top Contenders

On the Road to the Kentucky Derby, we are down to two prep races – this Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and the Grade 3 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. Many more points are on the line in this race, with the winner earning 100 and therefore assured a starting spot in Louisville in three weeks. […]

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Both Rebel Winners, Improbable Expected For Arkansas Derby

The Oaklawn racing department is expecting between 10 and 12 runners for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), including winners of the split final major local prep, the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 16. Post positions for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) will be drawn at noon Wednesday in a public event to be […]

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‘He Gives You Everything’: Gray Attempt Fires Bullet Toward Arkansas Derby

The Racing Festival of the South at Oaklawn Park is highlighted by the April 13 $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles. Early Arkansas Derby probables include Galilean, Gray Attempt, Improbable, Last Judgement, Long Range Toddy, Omaha Beach, One Flew South and Six Shooter. Gray Attempt, under Stewart Elliott, recorded a […]

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Hollendorfer Confirms Instagrand For Santa Anita Derby; Galilean To Arkansas

Jerry Hollendorfer has firmed up prep races for his two Triple Crown candidates, Instagrand and Galilean, the former set for the Santa Anita Derby on April 6 and the California-bred Galilean heading to Oaklawn Park for the Arkansas Derby a week later on April 13. Instagrand was a promising third in the March 9 Gotham […]

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Breeders of Galilean Receive California Diamond Award For Top California-Bred Sale Graduate

Neal and Pam Christopherson of Oregon-based Bar C Racing Stables are being presented with the 2019 California Diamond Award in recognition for breeding the leading California-bred 2-year-old earner of 2018 sold at public auction: the multiple stakes-winning Kentucky Derby hopeful Galilean. Produced by the El Prado (Ire) mare Fresia and foaled at Harris Farms in […]

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Hollendorfer ‘Glad To Be Here’ At Oaklawn Ahead Of Split Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has enjoyed great success at Oaklawn, compiling a 6-5-3 record from 26 starters and purse earnings of $1,142,221. Four of the victories have come in graded stakes company – Lite Light in the $250,000 Fantasy (G2) for 3-year-old fillies in 1991, Hystericalady in the $175,000 Azeri (G3) for older […]

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Rebel Shippers: Prat To Ride Galilean Over Maiden Winner Omaha Beach

Jockey agent Derek Lawson told drf.com that Flavien Prat has elected to ride stakes-winner Galilean in the March 16 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, rather than talented maiden winner Omaha Beach. Both sophomores plan to ship to Arkansas from their Southern California bases, hoping to return home with the winner’s share of 50 points on the Road […]

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Heavy Favorite Galilean Shines Like Chrome In California Cup Derby

In what figures to be his final start versus state-bred competition for the foreseeable future, heavily favored Galilean made short work of four rivals as he waltzed to a 4 1/2-length win in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the imposing […]

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Galilean Romps By Nine Lengths In King Glorious

Heavily-favored Galilean rolled to a nine-length victory in the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday, the final day of the Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. Able to establish the lead immediately under jockey Flavien Prat, the 2-year-old son of Uncle Mo set moderate early fractions with 7-2 second choice Our Silver Oak in close pursuit, […]

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