Oaklawn Barn Notes - Thursday, March 19

Far Right continued preparations for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 by working five furlongs after the renovation break Thursday morning at Oaklawn under Greta Kuntzweiler. Far Right, who worked in company with stablemate Peteizum, a 5-year-old starter-allowance gelding, was credited with 1:00.80 over a fast-rated surface. According to clockers, He covered his final quarter-mile in :24.40 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.80. Peteizum went 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.
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TRASKWOOD WOMAN WINS RECORD JACKPOT

For one lucky woman from Traskwood, AR there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow St. Patrick’s Day. Linda B., 62, walked out of Oaklawn Tuesday $143,543.78 richer after hitting a record jackpot while playing a $.25 Wheel of Fortune machine. The jackpot, the largest in Oaklawn’s history, beat the previous high mark of $125,103.43 set in Feb. 2013 by a Little Rock, AR woman.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, March 18

Only one 3-year-old is entered in Wednesday’s featured eighth race at Oaklawn, a $67,000 third-level allowance. But, it’s a 3-year-old of note. Grade 2 winner I Spent It is scheduled to make his 2015 debut in the mile race, which co-owner Alex Lieblong calls an audition for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Sunday, March

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said American Pharoah is scheduled to return to his Southern California base Monday following his devastating wire-to-wire victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn. American Pharoah earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 100 for his 6 ¼-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile race, Baffert’s fifth in the last six years.
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GOLD MEDAL DANCER UPSETS CHAMPION UNTAPABLE IN AZERI

The $300,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn marked the eagerly-anticipated 2015 debut of reigning 3-year-old Filly champion Untapable, but long shot Gold Medal Dancer spoiled the party while capturing the first graded stakes win of her career in gate-to-wire fashion.
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