Authentic Takes Solo Lead In Top 3-Year-Old Poll

While a pair of his stablemates posted impressive on-track wins this past weekend, the Bob Baffert-trained Authentic scored a victory in his own right without leaving his stall as he gained the outright lead in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The undefeated Authentic tied for the top spot with Tiz […]

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Nadal Serves Up Wire-To-Wire Victory In The Rebel

Despite breaking a bit slow and rushing up the rail to grab the lead, then setting solid early fractions over Oaklawn’s sloppy main track, the Bob Baffert-trained Nadal proved he could be successful over two turns in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Blame, ridden by Joel Rosario and favored at 4-5, […]

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Baffert Would Prefer Dry Track For Nadal; Colt To Start Without Blinkers In Rebel

By Bob Baffert’s lofty standards, he’s been in a slump recently at Oaklawn. Sure, the Hall of Fame trainer won Thursday’s fifth race, but Morning Snow was racing for a $40,000 claiming price and taken out of that sprint victory. Baffert’s wheelhouse at Oaklawn, of course, is its lucrative series of Kentucky Derby points races […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Show Must Go On

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has forced cancellations or postponements of virtually every major sport, tracks around the globe have announced that race cards will be held without spectators. Tracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Texas all announced racing would be held without patrons and Meydan Racecourse announced plans for […]

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Rebel Hopeful Three Technique Records ‘Sharp’ Breeze, Still Seeking Jockey

One of the leading local candidates for the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 14 recorded a sizzling workout in advance of the 1 1/16-mile race Saturday morning at Oaklawn. Three Technique posted a half-mile bullet (:46) just after the surface renovation break for Jeremiah Englehart, who trains the Mr Speaker colt for […]

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Undefeated 3-Year-Old No Parole To Point To Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes

Owned by Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin, sophomore No Parole is undefeated in three career starts against his fellow Louisiana-breds. The son of Violence worked a half-mile in 49.40 seconds Monday morning at the Fair Grounds, after which Moss posted on Twitter that No Parole would aim for Derby points in the G2 Rebel Stakes […]

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Storm The Court ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ San Vicente, Could Target San Felipe

Peter Eurton is satisfied with Eclipse champion Storm the Court’s three-year-old debut despite it being a fourth in the San Vicente Stakes last Sunday. β€œHe got a lot out of that,” the trainer said. β€œI like how he came out of it, too. We’ll see how he goes and ponder our next race, but it […]

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Smarty Jones Runner-Up Three Technique Will Point To March 14 Rebel Stakes

Trainer Jeremiah Englehart reiterated Sunday morning that Three Technique would make his next start in the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds March 14 at Oaklawn Park. Three Technique, in his 3-year-old, stakes and two-turn debut, finished second in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Jan. 24. The 1-mile Smarty Jones – Oaklawn’s first of four […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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