Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 18

Five of the 16 horses nominated to the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) Aug. 29 at Saratoga ran this spring at Oaklawn, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The purse for Travers will be raised to $1.6 million if American Pharoah starts in the 1 ¼-mile Midsummer Derby.
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HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY

Tickets for the Happy Together Tour, part of the popular Finish Line Theater series at Oaklawn, go on sale Monday, Aug. 17 for the Aug. 28 show. This great night of music brings together six of the most popular rock bands of the 60s and 70s: The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 13

One of the top sprinters at this year’s Oaklawn meeting, Ivan Fallunovalot, returns to action in the $75,000 David M. Vance Sprint Stakes Saturday at Remington Park. Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel retains the mount on the gelding, who drew post 3 for the 6-furlong race. Probable post for the Vance Sprint is 9:20 p.m. (Central).
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 11

Champion Take Charge Brandi emerged in good order from her disappointing comeback race in the $500,000 Test Stakes (G1) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Saratoga, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Monday morning. After leading for a half-mile, Take Charge Brandi wilted in the stretch and finished last of 10, beaten 24 lengths, in the 7-furlong race under Luis Saez, who wrapped up on her late.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 7

Take Charge Brandi drew post 4 for the $500,000 Test Stakes (G1) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Saratoga, which will mark the champion’s return to racing. The Eclipse Award winner as the country’s champion 2-year-old filly, hasn’t started since winning her 2015 debut in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31 at Oaklawn.
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Oaklawn Report for July 30

Although Oaklawn runners have a good history in the Haskell Invitational, an Arkansas Derby winner has never captured the Grade 1 race for 3-year-olds, but that figures to change Sunday at Monmouth Park.
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