Barn Notes - Feb. 25: Ortiz Jr. to Ride Whitmore in Rebel

Irad Ortiz Jr. will ride Whitmore in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19 at Oaklawn, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said. The New York-based rider entered Thursday as the nation’s leading rider in purse earnings this year ($2,137,987).
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Barn Notes - Feb. 21: I’m A Chatterbox Looking to Make 2016 Debut in Apple Blossom

The $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares April 15 at Oaklawn is being targeted by I’m a Chatterbox, runner-up for an Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly last year, and multiple stakes winner Cassatt, trainer Larry Jones said Friday morning. Jones was in Hot Springs this weekend and saddled Thirteen Arrows to a second-place finish in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes.
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HAVEYOUGONEAWAY CAN’T BE DENIED IN SPRING FEVER

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016) – Champion Racing Stable Inc.’s Haveyougoneaway tightened her claim as the fastest older female at Oaklawn when she came flying past even-money favorite Thirteen Arrows for her second straight stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes.
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Barn Notes - Feb. 20: Vorticity Eying Rebel Stakes

The long-range forecast is for Vorticity to run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19 at Oaklawn. Trainer Chuck Lawrence said Friday morning that Vorticity, runner-up in two graded stakes races last month in New York, is pointing for the 1 1/16-mile Rebel, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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