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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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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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Trainer Jeremiah Englehart ‘Off To A Pretty Good Start’ At Oaklawn

Jeremiah Englehart’s first career Oaklawn winner will try to become his first career Oaklawn stakes winner when the trainer sends out lightly raced Villainous in the $750,000 Southwest (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday. The New York-based Englehart is wintering at Oaklawn for the first time and has two victories from five starters at the meet, the […]

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Smarty Jones Rematch Between Gold Street And Three Technique Likely On Hold Until Rebel

Any rematch between the top two finishers in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds last Friday at Oaklawn apparently won’t occur until at least March. While Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said front-running winner Gold Street “most likely” will make his next start in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 17, Smarty Jones […]

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Gold Street Leads All The Way For Derby Points In Smarty Jones

Despite wins over a sloppy surface in his last two starts and a muddy Oaklawn surface to contend with on Friday, Mike McCarty’s Gold Street was 10-1 on the tote board for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Street Boss was stretching out to a mile for the first time, but showed […]

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Deja Vu: Ingrid Mason Has Another OBS June Bargain Prospecting For Oaklawn Stakes

Another horse from trainer Ingrid Mason’s go-to sale is headed for a stakes race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., this time in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones for 3-year-olds. Lykan, purchased for $15,000 at the 2019 Ocala Breeders’ Sales June 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale, will be making his stakes and two-turn debut in […]

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After Lecomte Win, Casse Hoping To Keep Triple Crown Prep Party Going In Smarty Jones

Mark Casse had the Midas touch last year in the Triple Crown and its prep races, and the trainer will try to add to that success when he sends out lightly raced Lynn’s Map in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at one mile, the first of four Kentucky Derby points races at Oaklawn in Hot […]

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Oaklawn Will Split Fifth Season Stakes Into Two Eight-Horse Fields On Saturday

Oaklawn, which made history last year when it split the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) into two $750,000 divisions, is kicking off its 2020 season with another significant stakes split. On Saturday, Jan. 25 (the day after the live meet begins), Oaklawn will split the 31st running of the $100,000 Fifth Season into two $100,000 […]

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Wide-Drawn Lynn’s Map Will Scratch From Lecomte, Ship To Oaklawn For Smarty Jones

Trainer Mark Casse confirmed to Horse Racing Radio Network’s Equine Forum that last-out allowance winner Lynn’s Map would be scratched from Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, in which he had drawn the outside post in a field of 14. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Liam’s Map will be pointed to next weekend’s […]

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