Lightly-Raced Answer In Should ‘Move Forward’ For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Brad Cox had a plan and the high-percentage trainer will find out Monday afternoon at Oaklawn if that plan is successful when he sends out lightly raced Answer In in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. The Southwest goes as the ninth of 10 races on the special Presidents’ Day […]

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Asmussen Trio Tops Field Of Nine Seeking Kentucky Derby Points In Southwest Stakes

The Oaklawn racing department listed nine probables for Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, a 1 1/16-mile race that is the second of four local Kentucky Derby points races. Post positions for the Southwest, which boasts a record purse after being worth $500,000 the previous four years, will be drawn Friday. Expected Southwest entrants, […]

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‘It’s In The Works’: Asmussen Oversees Strong Contingent In Quest For First Kentucky Derby Win

Have you ever won the Kentucky Derby? That’s the question everyone asks because that’s the race everyone knows. A few races are richer and a few might possess more championship heft, but throughout America’s vast cultural landscape, on the promontory of popular awareness, only the Kentucky Derby sits so high that everyone can see it. […]

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Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Draws Nine In Search Of Derby Points

Nine horses, including four from Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, were entered Friday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races. The Smarty Jones will go as the eighth race on the nine-race opening-day program, with probable post time 3:52 p.m. […]

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Remington Park Total Handle Continues Upward Trend During 2019 Thoroughbred Meet

The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred season concluded on Dec. 15 and once again experienced increases in total pari-mutuel handle for the 67-date schedule. Total handle on Remington Park racing was $76,885,108, up 7.1 percent compared to the total for the 2018 Thoroughbred season of $71,798,190. This is the third consecutive Thoroughbred season for total handle […]

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Record-Setting Season Nets Asmussen 15th Training Title At Remington Park

Steve Asmussen, a member of the National Racing Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park, won his 15th seasonal training title in Oklahoma City with 83 victories. Asmussen won his fourth consecutive Chuck Taliaferro Memorial Award, named in honor of one of Remington Park’s leading trainers in its formative […]

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Shoplifted Rebounds For Derby Points In Remington’s Springboard Mile

Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables and LNJ Foxwoods’ Shoplifted showed promise in his first several starts, breaking his maiden at Saratoga on debut and then running second in the G1 Hopeful Stakes next out. Sent out West to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup, the 2-year-old son of Into Mischief struggled home fifth in the G1 American […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Dennis’ Moment Pea Patch flag bearer Ran a professional prep Left some in the tank #2 – Wrecking Crew Expensive sale […]

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American Pharoah Stakes: Stout Field Lined Up For BC Juvenile Prep

Bob Baffert’s Eight Rings, Mark Glatt’s Collusion Illusion, John Shirreffs’ Express Train and Steve Asmussen’s Shoplifted head a strong field of nine juveniles in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes, to be run at a mile and one sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track.   A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the winner […]

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