Red Oak Stable

Rested, Bigger And Transformed, Mind Control Launches 4-Year-Old Campaign In Toboggan

Graded stakes action kicks off at Aqueduct Racetrack in 2020 when Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control makes his long awaited return to the races, headlining a field of nine in the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan going seven furlongs over the main track. The dual Grade 1-winning son of Stay Thirsty has not […]

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Inspired By Seabiscuit, Autumn Lavertu Looks Ahead To A Career In The Saddle

Opening day of the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., is still some eight months in the future, but the date is already marked on the calendar of an aspiring young jockey by the name of Autumn Lavertu. The 22-year-old native of Ashland, Maine, has been at Monmouth Park for several […]

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Mind Control Nails Photo Finish To Defeat Shancelot In H. Allen Jerkens

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control posted an upset in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Hopeful as a 2-year-old, and now the sophomore son of Stay Thirsty has another upset win at the Spa on his resume with a 10-1 shocker in Saturday’s G1 H. Allen Jerkens. Sitting in a perfect tracking position in third […]

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‘We Wanted To Go For It’: Joevia Fires Bullet Into Haskell

Joevia and King for a Day put in their final serious works on Saturday for the July 20 TVG.Com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, with the field for the $1 million, Grade 1 race expanding to eight with the addition of Bethlehem Road. Joevia, third in the Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, worked […]

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King For A Day Runs Down Maximum Security In Pegasus Stakes

The first-place finisher in the 2019 Kentucky Derby was favored at 1-9 on the tote board in Sunday’s $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, but Maximum Security could not deliver and failed to cross the wire first for the first time in his career. Instead, Red Oak Stable homebred King For A Day ran down the favorite in […]

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Returned To Sprinting, Mind Control ‘Full Of Himself’ For Woody Stephens

A talented field of 11 will square off in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, a seven-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park. The Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun is one of an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on the card for the Grade 1, […]

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King For A Day’s Sir Barton Win Kicks Off Stakes Action On Preakness Undercard

Red Oak Stable’s homebred King For A Day got Preakness day off to a formful start on Saturday at Pimlico, cruising to a 2 1/2-length win at odds of 2-5. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, completed 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:41.40. […]

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‘You Can’t Train Heart’: Mind Control On Target For Woody Stephens

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control proved his connections prophetic, posting a 1 ΒΌ-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore at seven furlongs under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. The Gregory Sacco trainee won the Grade 1 Hopeful in September at Saratoga, putting him on an early potential Derby trail, […]

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Mind Control Kicks Away In One-Turn Bay Shore

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stable’s Mind Control relished a cut back in distance, striding to a 1 1/4-length triumph in the G3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty paid $6.30 to defeat favorite Much Better, completing seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:23.45. Mind Control […]

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