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Grade 1 Winners Bellafina, Mia Mischief Headline Oaklawn’s Carousel Stakes

Perhaps no Oaklawn listed stakes race in the short COVID-19 era was transformed more than Saturday’s Carousel for older female sprinters. Although it carries just a $125,000 purse, the 6-furlong event attracted two millionaire Grade 1 winners and a multiple Oaklawn stakes winner, Amy’s Challenge, for trainer Mac Robertson. “It’s going to be a tough […]

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Nine Go In Search Of Oaks Points In Oaklawn’s Honeybee

An evenly matched field of nine, including a pair for trainer Kenny McPeek, is entered in the $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. The Honeybee goes as the ninth of 10 races, with probable post time 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins Saturday at 1:05 p.m. The infield will be open for […]

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Four Stakes Wins Net Orlando Mojica Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey, Orlando Mojica was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 5-11, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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Stakes Record-Setting Amy’s Challenge ‘A Little Stronger’ This Year

After watching Amy’s Challenge set a stakes record in the $100,000 American Beauty Saturday at Oaklawn, trainer Mac Robertson was plotting his next move for the filly Sunday morning. Making her 4-year-old debut, Amy’s Challenge was a front-running 5 ¾-length winner of the American Beauty under Alex Canchari, covering 6 furlongs over a fast track […]

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Familiar Rivals Cosmic Burst, Amy’s Challenge Meet In Oaklawn’s Fantasy

Cosmic Burst and Amy’s Challenge, two of the top locally based 3-year-old fillies this year at Oaklawn Park, are scheduled to meet again in the $400,000, Grade 3 Fantasy Stakes Friday afternoon at the Hot Springs, Ark., track. The Fantasy goes as the seventh of 10 races, with probable post time of 4:33 p.m. CDT. […]

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Likely Fantasy Favorite Amy’s Challenge Fires Bullet At Oaklawn

It looks like they’ll be chasing Amy again in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Friday at Oaklawn after the multiple stakes winner completed major preparations with a half-mile bullet workout in :46.60 over a fast track Monday morning for trainer Mac Robertson. Clockers caught Amy’s Challenge covering her last quarter-mile in a swift :22 and change” […]

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Robertson Gets A Second Chance To Sweep Oaklawn Stakes Card With Amy’s Challenge, Wynn Time

Only two lengths separated Mac Robertson from a sweep of the March 10 stakes at Oaklawn. The trainer is scheduled to have a second chance at a similar sweep when he sends out Amy’s Challenge in the Grade 3 Fantasy Stakes for 3-year-old fillies April 13 and Wynn Time in the G3 Count Fleet Sprint […]

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Next Start Plans Undetermined For Undefeated Amy’s Challenge

Amy’s Challenge emerged in good order from her narrow victory in the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes Saturday at Oaklawn, but next-race plans are pending for the unbeaten 3-year-old filly, trainer Mac Robertson said Sunday morning. In what was a virtual match race, Amy’s Challenge edged Mia Mischief by a neck under regular rider Jareth Loveberry, stretching her winning streak […]

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