‘He Just Needs Rest’: Bone Bruising Knocks Super Steed Off Derby Trail

Super Steed, winner of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Oaklawn, is off the Kentucky Derby trail because of bone bruising in a front leg, trainer Larry Jones said Sunday morning. Jones said the problem was discovered Saturday and isn’t career threatening, but Super Steed will need 60-90 days off and thus miss […]

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NYRA, Oaklawn Partner In Cross Country Pick 5 On Monday

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will team with Oaklawn Park to host a Cross Country Pick 5 for Monday’s Presidents Day card, highlighted by the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn and the $100,000 Hollie Hughes at Aqueduct Racetrack. All the action will be shown on a Presidents Day edition of […]

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Gray Attempt Gets Inside Post For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt drew the rail Friday morning for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, part of a stakes tripleheader Monday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and offers 17 points (10-4-2-1) to the top four finishers toward starting eligibility for the […]

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Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s ‘Intangibles’ For Derby Horse Bargains

My Boy Jack’s victory in the Southwest Stakes may have come as a surprise to bettors, but trainer Keith Desormeaux always believed the sophomore colt was “built for distance,” according to Though the son of Creative Cause has run five of his eight starts on the turf, Desormeaux said he only ran My Boy Jack […]

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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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Mourinho Aims To Continue Baffert’s Dominance Over 3-Year-Old Preps At Oaklawn

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert tries to continue his stranglehold on Oaklawn’s 3-year-old Kentucky Derby prep series in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). The Southern California-based Baffert will send out 2-1 program favorite Mourinho in the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, Oaklawn’s second of four two-turn races leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Probable post time for the […]

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L And N Racing Pursing Derby Run For The Second Year In A Row

L and N Racing LLC traveled the road to the Kentucky Derby for the first time last year with Lookin At Lee. The Tulsa-based ownership group has another intriguing prospect this year in unbeaten Retirement Fund, who is scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $500,000 Southwest (G3) Monday at Oaklawn. A son of Eskendereya, Retirement […]

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