Barn Notes April 1: Suddenbreakingnews Works for Arkansas Derby

Multiple stakes winner Suddenbreakingnews worked a half-mile in :48.80 on a cloudy Friday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16. Under regular rider Luis Quinonez, the Mineshaft gelding breezed shortly after the break to renovate the racing surface. Clockers caught Suddenbreakingnews in splits of :12.40 and :25.40 before galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:00.80.
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WILL MUNNINGS POWERS HOME TO GAZEBO VICTORY

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, March 26, 2016) – Xpress Thoroughbreds LLCs’ Will Munnings lived up to his role as the 2-1 favorite with an impressive 1 ¾ length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gazebo Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters. He returned $6.80, $3.40 and $3.
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Barn Notes March 26: Tisdale Ready for Stakes Audition

Saturday’s second race at Oaklawn is a stakes audition for lightly raced Tisdale, said Ron Moquett of Hot Springs, who trains the 3-year-old Friesan Fire colt. That stakes race could be the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16 at Oaklawn.
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