GUN RUNNER COMES BACK STRONG IN RAZORBACK

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 20, 2017) – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner served notice that he intends to be a major player in the handicap division this year with his 5 ¾ length victory in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3), the co-feature on Oaklawn’s Presidents’ Day card.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Uncontested Likely to Skip Rebel and Wait for Arkansas Derby

Uncontested will likely make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn, co-owner Harry Rosenblum of Little Rock, Ark., said Wednesday morning. Rosenblum said he and Uncontested’s trainer, Wayne Catalano, are calling Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) a “throw out” after the colt faded to sixth as the favorite.
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ONE LINER REMAINS PERFECT WITH SOUTHWEST STAKES SCORE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017) – South Florida invader One Liner proved two turns were not a problem with an impressive 3 ½ length victory in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before an on track crowd of 23,500 at Oaklawn. In the process, he earned his first 10 points towards eligibility in the Kentucky Derby and remained a perfect three for three in his career.
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GUN RUNNER HEAVILY FAVORED FOR MONDAY’S RAZORBACK

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017) – Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson said he was kicking around ideas a couple of years ago to strengthen the track’s two-turn stakes program for older horses when he zeroed in on the Razorback Handicap. Jackson said he was thinking of a hefty purse hike.
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