Oaklawn Barn Notes: Santana Jr. Set to Resume Riding Friday

Four-time Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana is scheduled to resume riding Friday after being cleared by a specialist, the jockey’s agent, Ruben Munoz, said Monday morning. Santana, 24, hasn’t ridden since suffering a separated shoulder in two-horse spill during the second race last Thursday.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Untrapped Pointing toward Rebel; Irad Ortiz Jr. to Ride

New York-based Irad Ortiz Jr. will ride Untrapped in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 18 at Oaklawn, owner Mike Langford said Saturday afternoon. Langford said Untrapped is in Hot Springs after previously being based this winter at Fair Grounds, where he finished second in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 and $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) Feb. 25.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Petrov Works toward Rebel Stakes

Triple Crown nominee Petrov tuned up for a possible start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 18 with a 5-furlong work in company Saturday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs. The gray son of Flatter covered the distance over a fast track in :59.60 under Greta Kuntzweiler.
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CALIFORNIA SHIPPER FANTASTIC STYLE TOPS SPRING FEVER

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 3, 2017) – Kaleem Shah’s Fantastic Style is the 9-5 program favorite for the $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older filly and mare sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 5 ½-furlong event, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.
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ROCKSHAW FAVORED IN TOUGH GAZEBO STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 3, 2017) – Rockshaw returns to stakes action as the 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $125,000 Gazebo for 3-year-old sprinters at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong event, the seventh of nine races, is 4:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.
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