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Baffert Confirms Game Winner, Improbable For Oaklawn’s Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Rebel Stakes a record six times, all since 2010. Baffert will have a chance to add to that total with unbeaten champion Game Winner and unbeaten Improbable ticketed for Saturday’s $1 million Grade 2 race at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the $1 million […]

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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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Rebel Shippers: Prat To Ride Galilean Over Maiden Winner Omaha Beach

Jockey agent Derek Lawson told drf.com that Flavien Prat has elected to ride stakes-winner Galilean in the March 16 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, rather than talented maiden winner Omaha Beach. Both sophomores plan to ship to Arkansas from their Southern California bases, hoping to return home with the winner’s share of 50 points on the Road […]

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Baffert: Solomini ‘Had Every Reason To Stop Running And He Kept On Going’

Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert was pleased with Solomini’s runner-up effort in Saturday’s G2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Curlin finished second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and hadn’t run since he crossed the wire first only to be placed third in the Dec. 9 G1 Los Alamitos […]

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Magnum Moon Exits Rebel In Good Order, Eyes Arkansas Derby

The “most likely and most logical spot” for Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon is the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14 at Oaklawn, trainer Todd Pletcher said following the unbeaten colt’s impressive victory in Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). Magnum Moon, who was making his stakes debut, recorded a 3 ½-length victory over favored Solomini and secured a spot […]

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Magnum Moon Romps In The Rebel, Stays Undefeated

Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon appears to be the latest colt poised to try to end “Apollo’s curse”; unraced as a juvenile, the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon scored a dominating victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The victory earns the colt his first 50 points on the Road to […]

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TCI: Rebel And Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview

The TCI guys opine on the results of the biggest weekend to date on the Derby Trail, including last Saturday’s controversial result between Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie in the San Felipe, as well as a surprise Allowance entry last Sunday for Justify that could prove to be a Derby-contending move. Jon & Joel also preview […]

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Oaklawn Announces Second Purse Increase Of 2018 Season

Purse records keep tumbling at the track with the richest purses in America between January and April. Starting with the March 17 Rebel Stakes card, Oaklawn will implement the second increase of the season, the 18th straight year the Hot Springs track has bumped purses at least once during a meet. Overnight purses will be bumped between $1,000 […]

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Lukas Undeterred By Sporting Chance’s Troubled Third In Southwest

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance has returned to the track to begin preparations for his scheduled start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 17, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Saturday morning. Sporting Chance, in his 3-year-old and two-turn debut, finished a troubled third in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3), Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Recap

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel discuss three key races from the weekend, including the Rebel Stakes (G2).  Which of the 3 winners – Secret Circle, Gemologist and Street Life  –  move up the TCI Top 10?  You may be surprised.‬

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