Oaklawn Barn Notes - March 12

Zayat Stables’ homebred American Pharoah, who arrived Wednesday afternoon to contest Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), went out Thursday morning right after the break for a gallop once around on a sealed track that was rated as “good” due to morning rain. The especially handsome and particularly well-conformed reigning 2-year-old champion colt earned admiring looks and accolades.
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CHAMPIONS UNTAPABLE AND AMERICAN PHAROAH MAKE 2015 DEBUTS ON OAKLAWN’S RACING FESTIVAL OF THE SOUTH PREVIEW DAY SATURDAY

American Pharoah, the reigning Eclipse Award-winning 2-year old male, and Untapable, last year’s unanimous choice as the 3-year-old champion filly, will kick off their much anticipated 2015 campaigns at Oaklawn Park Saturday when the historic track presents three graded stakes races on an expanded 11-race program being billed as “Racing Festival of the South Preview Day.”
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Champion American Pharoah Arrives at Oaklawn for Rebel Stakes

Reigning 2-year-old champion and dual Grade 1 winner American Pharoah arrived at Oaklawn early Wednesday afternoon after an uneventful flight from trainer Bob Baffert’s Southern California base and the short van ride from the airport. He settled into his new surroundings under the watchful eye of assistant trainer Jim Barnes in preparation for the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) Saturday.
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Take Charge Brandi out of Rebel

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi will miss her planned showdown with Champion 2-Year-Old Male American Pharoah in Saturday’s G2 $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
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We Be Stormin Captures Nodouble

We Be Stormin caught favored Rock City Roadhog on the outside in the shadow of the wire to win the $75,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes by a nose on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Oaklawn.
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Barn Notes – Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Truth Or Else completed major preparations for the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds with a strong 5-furlong workout Sunday morning at Oaklawn under Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel. Breezing with stablemate Magic of Believing, The Truth Or Else covered the distance in 1:01.40 over a fast-rated surface.
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