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Baffert Ships Thousand Words East For Oaklawn Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert will send 3-year-old colt Thousand Words to Hot Springs this week for Saturday’s listed Oaklawn Stakes, reports The son of Pioneerof the Nile will be vying for one of three slots on the line for the G1 Arkansas Derby, rescheduled for May 2 in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic; […]

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‘He Loves His Job’: Triple Moves Jockey Martin Garcia Closer To Top Of Oaklawn Standings

A triple Saturday pushed Martin Garcia into second in the rider standings after 42 days of the scheduled 57-day season at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Garcia won the seventh race aboard Cardamon ($20.40) for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, the eighth race aboard Finnick the Fierce ($14.40) for trainer Rey Hernandez and the […]

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Talamo Reflects On First Oaklawn Meet, Strange Circumstances

Jockey Joe Talamo, previously based in Southern California, has made a huge splash in his first season as an Oaklawn regular. Through Friday, the 37th day of the scheduled 57-day meeting at the Hot Springs, Ark., track, Talamo led all jockeys in stakes victories (six) and ranked second in purse earnings ($2,281,058). “I really didn’t […]

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Scotty McClellan To Represent ‘Very Focused’ Umberto Rispoli In Southern California

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Scotty McClellan become a jockey’s agent. His late father, Chick McClellan, had a long and successful career as an agent, teaching Scotty everything he knew along the way. His son learned well, reaping the rewards representing Hall of Fame members Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, the former […]

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TVG’s ‘Chasing The Derby’ Series Continues From Fair Grounds; ‘Jockey Diaries’ Debuts

TVG will continue its “Chasing the Derby” series on Saturday with on-site coverage of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2). TVG’s Caton Bredar will be on site at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans with coverage, exclusive interviews and analysis of the key race for the 3-year-old division as well as the full card […]

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Serengeti Empress Runs Away With Azeri

Joel Politi’s 2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress appears poised for a big 4-year-old season of Saturday’s easy win in the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The daughter of Alternation grabbed the lead at the start and ran her competition off their feet as the 9-5 favorite, gearing down under the wire a […]

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Night Ops Prevails In Sloppy Essex Handicap

Steve Landers’ Night Ops earned the first stakes win of his career on Saturday, grinding out a one-length victory in the $350,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. Sent off at odds of 6-1, the 4-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward has now won two races in a row at the Hot Springs oval. Trained by Brad […]

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Shedaresthedevil ‘Getting Better Every Day,’ Will Aim For Fantasy Before Kentucky Oaks

A Feb. 15 first-level allowance race at Oaklawn not only produced a starter for Saturday’s $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies, it produced the winner, too. Shedaresthedevil, under the patient handling of Joe Talamo, split horses near the sixteenth pole en route to a three-quarter length victory over favored Alta’s Award in the major […]

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‘So Proud Of Him’: Whitmore Back On Top At Oaklawn

Oaklawn’s top older male sprinter – again – is Whitmore, who reclaimed the title with a sharp 2 ½-length victory as the favorite in Saturday’s $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes. Co-owned and trained by Ron Moquett of Hot Springs, Whitmore ($3.60) won the Hot Springs for a record fourth consecutive year by covering 6 furlongs over […]

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