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Rebel Stakes A ‘Who’s Who’ Of Trainers En Route To Kentucky Derby

A full field of 14 is entered in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn, including 3-1 program favorite Suddenbreakingnews. Probable post time for the race, the 10th of 11 races, is 6:06 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Weather permitting, the infield will be open for the first time this […]

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Moquett Takes Early Lead In Oaklawn’s Trainer Standings

A training double Saturday extended Ron Moquett’s lead in the Oaklawn standings. But, it’s still a long race, Moquett said Sunday morning – and one he doesn’t expect to win. “It would surprise me,” said Moquett, 44, who lives in a home adjacent to Oaklawn’s backstretch. “There’s a lot more people with a lot more […]

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Turning Back Time: Hall Of Famer Van Berg Enjoying Successful Oaklawn Meet

Jack Van Berg normally holds court during training hours at Oaklawn from his pickup truck parked on the grandstand apron. That wasn’t the case on a windy, cold Jan. 4 morning, when the Hall of Fame trainer tested the elements, and his frail body, by taking his horses to the track on a pony. “I […]

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O’Neill Sets Single-Day Del Mar Training Record With Five Winners

Doug O’Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled five winners on the eight-race program The 47-year-old native of Dearborn, Mich., eclipsed the mark of four wins on a […]

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Court Rules Against Keeneland, Van Berg In Money Transfer Case

A lawsuit involving a Greek immigrant, the Keeneland Association and a Hall of Fame trainer came to a close July 2 when a Fayette Circuit Court judge ruled after a two-day bench trial in April that Keeneland broke its own rules by transferring funds on deposit with the sale company from one party to another without […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Good Fortune

Growing up in San Diego, Anne Lorkowski loved horses since she could remember, but living in such an urban environment meant she spent many more hours playing with her Breyer models than in the saddle taking lessons. That didn’t put a damper on her passion, however. As Anne grew up, she got her “horse fix” […]

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Wildcat Red Installed as Morning Line Favorite in Oklahoma Derby

The Remington Park starting gate may burst at its welded seams on Sunday afternoon as a full field of 14 has entered the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. The 1-1/8 miles Oklahoma Derby is the eighth of 10 events on a stellar card that begins at 1:30pm. The race is scheduled for an approximate start […]

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Leatherbury Gets Two on Laurel Card to Pass Van Berg in All-Time Wins

King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Leatherbury got win 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth. Three races later, Princess Appeal ($7.60) got up in the final jumps to […]

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Van Berg to Conduct Book Signing at Charles Town

Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg will be on hand at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on both Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 to promote and conduct a book signing of his biography, Jack: From Grit to Glory, released earlier this year. Van Berg will be in attendance on both Friday evening […]

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Van Berg Moving His Stable East

Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg announced on Thursday that he will be moving his stable to the Midwest, where he spent many successful years as a trainer. Van Berg told journalists on a national teleconference to promote his biography “Jack, From Grit to Glory” that he would leave for Oaklawn Park after the […]

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