WHITMORE FAVORED IN SPRINT STAKES DEBUT

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 9, 2017) –The latest chapter in Whitmore’s racing career is scheduled to unfold in the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. He has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite as he makes his debut in a sprint stakes.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Silver Bullion to Start in Rebel Stakes

Lightly raced Silver Bullion will make his next start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 18 at Oaklawn, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Thursday morning. Ramon Vazquez, Oaklawn’s co-leading rider this year, will have the mount on the colt, has made all three career starts at the meeting.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Santana Jr. Set to Resume Riding Friday

Four-time Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana is scheduled to resume riding Friday after being cleared by a specialist, the jockey’s agent, Ruben Munoz, said Monday morning. Santana, 24, hasn’t ridden since suffering a separated shoulder in two-horse spill during the second race last Thursday.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Untrapped Pointing toward Rebel; Irad Ortiz Jr. to Ride

New York-based Irad Ortiz Jr. will ride Untrapped in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 18 at Oaklawn, owner Mike Langford said Saturday afternoon. Langford said Untrapped is in Hot Springs after previously being based this winter at Fair Grounds, where he finished second in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 and $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) Feb. 25.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Petrov Works toward Rebel Stakes

Triple Crown nominee Petrov tuned up for a possible start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 18 with a 5-furlong work in company Saturday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs. The gray son of Flatter covered the distance over a fast track in :59.60 under Greta Kuntzweiler.
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