April 10, 2014

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Champion Will Take Charge Favored in Saturday’s $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap

April 09, 2014

Will Take Charge, the reigning 3-year-old Champion and one of the top handicap horses in training, will take on a formidable field of six other horses when he goes postward as the early favorite for the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Read More

Tapiture Installed as Morning Line Favorite for 78Th Running of the Arkansas Derby

April 09, 2014

Winchell Thoroughbred LLC’s Tapiture, winner of Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3) and second in the Rebel Stakes (G2) drew post position three and he was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), which brings the 2014 race meet to a climatic end. A field of nine horses entered the 1 1/8-mile race, which offers a total of 170 points towards eligibility in the May 3 Kentucky Derby (G1). Post time for the Arkansas Derby, the 11th of 12 races, is 6:07 p.m. Central. First post is 12 noon. Read More

Close Hatches Leads Talent Packed Apple Blossom

April 08, 2014

Juddmonte Farms’ Azeri Stakes (G2) winner Close Hatches returned to Hot Springs Tuesday in advance of her next start in Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1). The 4-year-old First Defense filly drew the rail against four other fillies and mares entered Tuesday for the 1 1/16-mile race. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes April 8

April 08, 2014

Billy Gowan, the trainer of Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Ride on Curlin, knew the colt was something special the first time he caught his eye. Read More

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