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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TERRA PROMESSA REMAINS PERFECT AT OAKLAWN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017) – Stonestreet Stables, LLC’s Terra Promessa improved her Oaklawn record to a perfect six for six with a dominating victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3). A crowd of 21,000 was on hand to watch the 4-year-old Curlin filly win the 1 1/16-mile race by 4 ¾ lengths over Power of Snunner in a final time of 1:43 over a fast track. She returned $3, $3 and $2.20 as the prohibitive 1-2 favorite.
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