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Both Rebel Winners, Improbable Expected For Arkansas Derby

The Oaklawn racing department is expecting between 10 and 12 runners for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), including winners of the split final major local prep, the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 16. Post positions for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) will be drawn at noon Wednesday in a public event to be […]

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Classic Empire’s Half-Brother Could Make Stakes Debut In Oaklawn Mile

A stakes-quality field will be chasing a hefty $93,000 purse in Sunday’s featured eighth race at Oaklawn Park, a conditioned allowance for older horses at a mile. The race could be a springboard to the inaugural $250,000 Oaklawn Mile May 3 for several entrants, including 3-1 program favorite Exclamation Point. Also entered are millionaire Shotgun […]

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‘He Gives You Everything’: Gray Attempt Fires Bullet Toward Arkansas Derby

The Racing Festival of the South at Oaklawn Park is highlighted by the April 13 $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles. Early Arkansas Derby probables include Galilean, Gray Attempt, Improbable, Last Judgement, Long Range Toddy, Omaha Beach, One Flew South and Six Shooter. Gray Attempt, under Stewart Elliott, recorded a […]

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Diodoro Hits Seven Figures In Purse Earnings, Enjoying ‘Best Meet’ At Oaklawn

Robertino Diodoro became the second trainer at Oaklawn Park’s horse racing meet to reach $1 million in purse earnings March 29, the 37th day of the scheduled 57-day meeting. Diodoro, whose main client in runaway leading owner M and M Racing (Mike and Mickala Sisk), entered Thursday with $1,100,345 in purse earnings and 28 victories to […]

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Mason Becomes Second Female Trainer To Hit 100 Wins At Oaklawn

Ingrid Mason became the second female trainer in Oaklawn history to reach 100 career victories when Redneck Attack won the ninth race March 22, according to Equibase, horse racing’s official data gathering organization.  Mason started her first horse in Hot Springs in 2010 and Redneck Attack represented her 13th victory at the meet. The only female […]

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Wonder Gadot ‘Really Feeling Strong’ Ahead Of Apple Blossom

Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot was among the first horses to work Saturday morning at Oaklawn. She ended up being the fastest, too. Breezing over a fast surface moments after the track opened under David Cohen, Wonder Gadot recorded a 5-furlong bullet (:59) in advance of a scheduled start in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap […]

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NYRA/Oaklawn Team Up Again On Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will continue its partnership with Oaklawn Park, hosting a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday featuring the $80,000 Caixa Eletronica and $75,000 Stud Muffin from Aqueduct and the $150,000 Purple Martin from Oaklawn. Last week’s sequence, headlined by the $100,000 Cicada from Aqueduct and the $125,000 Gazebo and […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million In Funding For 2019

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has authorized expenditure of $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities, nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses. This is the fifth straight year that more than $1 million has been approved. “We […]

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Gray Attempt Back On Arkansas Derby Trail With Sprint Victory

Now that Gray Attempt’s hind-end problems appear behind him, trainer Jinks Fires of Hot Springs said Sunday morning that he’s looking ahead to the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13 at Oaklawn. Gray Attempt is back on the Arkansas Derby trail following a front-running 3 ¼-length victory in the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes Saturday afternoon. […]

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Gray Attempt Sprints To Gazebo Victory; Arkansas Derby Next

Gray Attempt punched his Arkansas Derby ticket with a front-running 3 ¼-length victory over Hidden Ruler in the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn. Cutting back to a sprint after finishing a troubled 11th in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 18, Gray Attempt controlled the pace from the start under Jon Court and […]

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