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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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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