Oaklawn Barn Notes: Gun Runner Back for another Year of Racing

The winners of last year’s Triple Crown races, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator, are off to stud to try and produce classic winners. But, one of the country’s top 3-year-olds from 2016 is still around in Gun Runner, who is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday at Oaklawn.
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TERRA PROMESSA LEADS BAYAKOA FIELD

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017) – Eight older fillies and mares are entered in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) Saturday at Oaklawn, including multiple local stakes winner Terra Promessa for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: One Liner Arrives for Southwest Stakes

One Liner arrived early Thursday afternoon at Oaklawn for trainer Todd Pletcher, who is scheduled to start the unbeaten Into Mischief colt in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds. The colt, who is 2 for 2, has been based this winter in south Florida, winning a first-level allowance/optional claiming sprint Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park in his 3-year-old debut.
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CHANEL’S LEGACY GOES TWO FOR TWO IN MARTHA WASHINGTON

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, Feb. 11, 2017) – Poindexter Thoroughbred LLC.’s Chanel’s Legacy improved her 2017 record to a perfect two for two with her impressive 2 ½ length victory over My Sweet Stella in Saturday’s $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn. Despite her victory in the Jan. 21 Dixie Belle Stakes, the winner was dismissed at odds of 13-1 and returned $28.20, $11.60 and $6.00.
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