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Asmussen Tries To Derail Gray Attempt With Southwest Stakes Quintet

Gray Attempt has nothing but 1s in his last three running lines, and Monday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., he will try to finish No. 1 again in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. Probable post time for the Southwest, the ninth of 10 races on a special […]

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Fires Turns To Old Friend To Help With Southwest Stakes Contender

After Gray Attempt became tougher to handle in the morning following his victory in the $125,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 25 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., trainer Jinks Fires turned to an old friend for help with the Graydar colt. Enter trainer John Henry Prather, 66, who has regularly galloped Gray Attempt the […]

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Gray Attempt Gets Inside Post For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt drew the rail Friday morning for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, part of a stakes tripleheader Monday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and offers 17 points (10-4-2-1) to the top four finishers toward starting eligibility for the […]

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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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Gray Attempt Nominated To Triple Crown After Smarty Jones Win

Gray Attempt emerged in good order from his narrow victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds Friday at Oaklawn and will be pointed for the track’s next Kentucky Derby points race, his trainer, Jinks Fires of Hot Springs, said Saturday morning. Gray Attempt, who was ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, earned a preliminary Beyer […]

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Gray Attempt Goes All The Way In Smarty Jones

Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, earning his first 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in the process. The 3-year-old son of Graydar crossed the wire a neck ahead of Springboard Mile winner Long Range Toddy, completing a […]

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Hog Creek Hustle Leads Nine Juveniles In Sugar Bowl Stakes

Nine 2-year-olds will look to end their 2018 campaign on a high note in the $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes, one of six stakes events carded for Santa Super Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Fair Grounds. Something Special Racing’s Hog Creek Hustle is the 7-2 morning line favorite for the six-furlong event over the Fair Grounds […]

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