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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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Three Technique To Be Ridden By Luis Saez In Rebel

Two leading candidates for the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 14 completed major preparations for the 1 1/16-mile race on a sunny Saturday morning at Oaklawn. Three Technique worked a half-mile in :48.80 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, while Wells Bayou went the same distance in :48.40 for trainer Brad Cox. Both horses […]

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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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Kentucky Derby, Oaks Preps Key Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will host an all sophomore stakes Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday highlighted by a pair of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks qualifying races with action from Aqueduct Racetrack, Tampa Bay Downs and Oaklawn Park. Free Equibase past performances for the Cross Country Pick 5 sequence are now available for […]

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‘Off To A Good Start’: Knicks Go Impresses In 2020 Debut For New Trainer Brad Cox

Knicks Go, who was making his 4-year-old debut on Saturday at Oaklawn, earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 100 for his front-running 7 ½-length victory under Joe Talamo. Racing over a fast track, Knicks Go covered 1 1/16 miles over a fast track in a meet-best 1:42.57 and paid $8 as the second-choice in […]

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Warrior’s Charge Back On Track To Prepare For Oaklawn Handicap

Warrior’s Charge returned to the track on a frosty Friday morning at Oaklawn to begin preparations for his next major local target, the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses at 1 1/8 miles April 18. Whether the bulk of the preparation is at Oaklawn or Fair Grounds remains to be seen. “Don’t know,” […]

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Cross Country Pick 5 Highlights Oaklawn and Tampa Bay Stakes

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will partner with Oaklawn Park and Tampa Bay Downs to host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, highlighted by the $125,000 Downthedustyroad Breeders’ from Oaklawn and the $100,000 Lightning City from Tampa. Free Equibase past performances for the Cross Country Pick 5 sequence are now available for […]

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Santana Jr. Becomes Oaklawn’s Richest Rider With Southwest Win

A day after reaching a milestone for victories at Oaklawn, Ricardo Santana Jr. became its all-time leader for purse earnings by a jockey in Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds. Santana’s victory aboard Silver Prospector helped boost the jockey’s career purse earnings in Hot Springs to $24,182,833, according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering […]

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Warrior’s Charge Carries Enough People On His Back To Fill Oaklawn’s Winner’s Circle

Other than his many local owners, nobody was likely happier to see Warrior’s Charge win Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) than Coady Photography, Oaklawn’s longtime track photographer. Warrior’s Charge is campaigned, in partnership, by Memphis, Tenn.-based Ten Strike Racing, which considers Oaklawn its home track. The syndicate side of Ten Strike offers fractional ownership of […]

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