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Oaklawn Handicap Winner By My Standards Will Target Breeders’ Cup Classic

Allied Racing Stable LLC’s By My Standards, after securing a stalking position from post 12, overhauled front-running Warrior’s Charge in midstretch to win the 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap by 1 ¾ lengths under Gabriel Saez on Saturday. By My Standards (3 for 3 this year) was exiting a three-length score in the $400,000 New Orleans […]

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By My Standards Rolls To Third Straight Victory In Oaklawn Handicap

Getting a perfect trip from Gabriel Saez after breaking from the 12 post, Allied Racing Stable LLC’s By My Standards scored his second consecutive Grade 2 victory and third win in a row for trainer Bret Calhoun in Saturday’s $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Tracking pacesetter Warrior’s Charge throughout, the 4-year-old […]

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Deep Field In Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap Could Preview Breeders’ Cup Classic

It’s not far-fetched to think that more than half of the 14-horse field entered in Saturday’s $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) will be among the starters in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 7 at Keeneland based on the quality of the field. There are 10 graded stakes winners and 13 total stakes winners […]

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Ahead Of Big Weekend At Oaklawn, Industry-Wide ‘Uncertainty’ Has Crow Taking It ‘Day By Day’

Approaching a big weekend with three live contenders in graded stakes races at Oaklawn Park, bloodstock agent and racing manager Liz Crow is, of course, grateful there’s somewhere to run. Meanwhile, live racing has not resumed in one of her primary markets, Kentucky, and there aren’t any immediate plans for that to change. With changing […]

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Warrior’s Charge Back On Track To Prepare For Oaklawn Handicap

Warrior’s Charge returned to the track on a frosty Friday morning at Oaklawn to begin preparations for his next major local target, the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses at 1 1/8 miles April 18. Whether the bulk of the preparation is at Oaklawn or Fair Grounds remains to be seen. “Don’t know,” […]

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Warrior’s Charge Carries Enough People On His Back To Fill Oaklawn’s Winner’s Circle

Other than his many local owners, nobody was likely happier to see Warrior’s Charge win Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) than Coady Photography, Oaklawn’s longtime track photographer. Warrior’s Charge is campaigned, in partnership, by Memphis, Tenn.-based Ten Strike Racing, which considers Oaklawn its home track. The syndicate side of Ten Strike offers fractional ownership of […]

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Warrior’s Charge Digs Deep To Deny Bankit In Razorback

Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stables’ Warrior’s Charge posted a front-running victory as the 3-1 favorite in Monday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes, digging deep in the stretch run to fend off the challenge of Bankit by a head on the wire. Ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Brad Cox, the 4-year-old son of Munnings […]

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Preakness Field: Improbable ‘Came Out Good,’ Signalman Bled

The top four finishers in the 144th Preakness all exited the race in good condition, and the top three are expected to carry on to next month’s Belmont Stakes. Meanwhile, fourth-place finisher Warrior’s Charge is not under consideration for the Test of the Champion due to potential distance limitations, according to trainer Brad Cox. The […]

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Casse: ‘Extremely Good Shot’ War Of Will To Contest Belmont Stakes

Gary Barber’s War of Will exited his 1 ¼-length victory over the late-running Everfast in Saturday’s144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., in good order and will run in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 8 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.,  if the colt continues to show all the right signs, […]

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