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Oaklawn Barn Notes April 5

April 05, 2013

Honeybee Stakes (G3) winner Rose to Gold leads a group of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for Wednesday’s $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3), the kick off to the Racing Festival of the South. The multiple stakes winner drew post three and will once again be ridden by jockey Calvin Borel. Read More

Oaklawn Notes March 29

March 29, 2013

Trainer Todd Pletcher is no stranger to Arkansas Derby (G1) success and he’s hoping Mike Repole’s Overanalyze is the right horse to bring him back to the winner’s circle in Oaklawn’s marquee race April 13. Pletcher won back-to-back runnings in 2000 and 2001 with Graeme Hall and Balto Star, respectively and finished second in 2010 with Super Saver, who went on to become his first and only Kentucky Derby winner to date. Read More

Laurie's Rocket Turns Table in Hot Springs Stakes

March 24, 2013

Owner Willis D. Horton of Marshall, AR is becoming very familiar with Oaklawn’s Winner’s Circle. One week after winning the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) with Will Take Charge, he and Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas were back after Laurie’s Rocket earned his third win of the meet in Saturday’s $75,000 Hot Springs Stakes. Read More

Will Take Charge Turns Table in Rebel; Lukas Finished One-Two

March 16, 2013

Smarty Jones Stakes winner Will Take Charge rebounded from a poor effort in the sloppy Southwest Stakes and came away with 50 points towards entry into the Kentucky Derby for his upset victory in Saturday’s $600,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) before a meet-high crowd of 33,963. Read More

Super Ninety Nine Returns to Face 10 in Rebel Stakes

March 14, 2013

Led by Graded stakes winners Super Ninety Nine and Oxbow, a field of 11 will chase the lucrative purse and Kentucky Derby points Saturday in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn. Read More

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