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Barbados Native Will Saddle First Grade 1 Starter With Math Wizard In Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. visited Parx once as a fan. The third generation horseman, a native from Barbados, returned for the second time this week and will saddle Math Wizard in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. The Kentucky-bred colt by Algorithms stretched his legs over the Parx main track Friday to get acclimated […]

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‘Come-From-Behind’ Roiland Seeks Indiana Derby Upset

Tom Amoss — who tied for the 2018 Indiana Grand trainers title and won the crown outright in 2017 — tries to win the $500,000, Grade 2 Indiana Derby for the first time Saturday, sending out James and Mary Durlacher’s Roiland. The son of Successful Appeal is a deep closer whose biggest credential is his […]

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‘Preakness Is A Go’ For Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox

Oaklawn Invitational winner Laughing Fox will make his next start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, owner Alex Lieblong said Thursday morning. Laughing Fox, who runs in the name of Lieblong and his wife, JoAnn, and is trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned a free berth into […]

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‘Let The Horse Tell Us’: Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox Probable For Preakness

While a final decision won’t come for at least a few days, if all goes well Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox is likely headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Laughing Fox, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned an automatic berth into the Middle […]

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Woodbine, Oaklawn Part Of NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, featuring racing action from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., as well as Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario, and Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. A dozen New York-breds plus three main-track only entrants kick off the sequence in the […]

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‘Best For The Horse’: Stakes Winner Frosted Ice Delaying 2019 Debut

After conferring with breeder/owner Catherine Adams Hutt, trainer Ron Moquett said Saturday morning that Frosted Ice will not make his 3-year-old debut in the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) March 16 at Oaklawn. Frosted Ice worked a half-mile in :48.60 Friday morning – his third published work this year at Oaklawn – but Moquett said […]

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Oaklawn Adds $450,000 To Stakes Program; Count Fleet Now Offers $500,000 Purse

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., is increasing the purses of five stakes and adding a stakes to the April 14 card just two weeks after announcing a significant bump to overnight purses. Four stakes – the March 16 Essex Handicap, April 14 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1), May 3 Oaklawn Mile and May 4 Oaklawn […]

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Oaklawn Invitational Offers Preakness Berth For ‘Late-Developing’ 3-Year-Olds

The Maryland Jockey Club announced on Friday that the winner of the inaugural running of the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Saturday, May 4 at Oaklawn Park will receive a free berth in the starting gate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The 1 3/16th mile Preakness, to be run […]

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Rebel Boosted to $1 Million, New Stakes Created For Expanded 2019 Oaklawn Park Meet

One of the richest Thoroughbred race meets in North America will now offer two $1,000,000 Kentucky Derby prep races and two additional signature races. Oaklawn, which earlier this year announced a significant change to its race dates, turned it up another notch Wednesday when it announced that both the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Rebel […]

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