OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES STELLAR FINISH LINE THEATER LINEUP

Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theater Series will celebrate its seventh season with some of the most iconic names in the music business including The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards, which launches the series Friday, May 15, and KC and The Sunshine Band, Friday, July 24.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Tuesday, April 7

The Truth Or Else had his final work for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), breezing a half-mile in :48.40 about 15 minutes after the track opened for training Tuesday morning. Trainer Kenny McPeek said the work was exactly what he was looking for heading into Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile race, which is expected to be headed by champion American Pharoah.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Monday, April 6

Champion Untapable moved closer to an expected start in Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn with a maintenance work Monday morning for trainer Steve Asmussen. Untapable went an easy half-mile in :48 approximately 30 minutes after the track opened for training. The surface, which would become shrouded in fog following Untapable’s work, was rated fast by clockers. It was the best of 18 recorded at the distance.
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LONGSHOT INCLUDE BETTY COMES FROM LAST FOR FANTASY WIN

Florida shipper Include Betty overcame her 11 post and a rider’s objection to secure a spot in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks May 1 with her victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3). Include Betty not only received the $240,000 winner’s share of the purse, but also 100 points based on Churchill Downs’ criteria for making the Oaks field and is now ranked 6th on the leaderboard.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Saturday, April 4

Multiple stakes winner Far Right recorded his final workout for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 Saturday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Ron Moquett. He breezed an easy half-mile in :48.80 under Greta Kuntzweiler, who regularly works the Notional ridgling. Clockers caught Far Right galloping out five furlongs over a fast track in 1:00.80.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Friday, April 3

Multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot completed major preparations for next week’s $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn with an easy half-mile work over a fast-rated surface Friday morning. Ivan Fallunovalot, who breezed about 30 minutes after the track opened for training, cruised home in :49.20 under Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel and galloped out five furlongs in 1:01.20.
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COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 11 ENTERED IN SATURDAY’S FANTASY STAKES

An evenly matched field of 11 is entered in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/16-mile Fantasy kicks off Oaklawn’s annual Racing Festival of the South, which features at least one stakes per day over the final week of the meeting.The nine stakes races, highlighted by the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11, are worth a combined $3.3 million.
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