Racing News

Baffert’s War Academy Favored in 10-Horse Arkansas Derby Field

April 10, 2013

With $1 million in purse money up for grabs and coveted points for a berth in the Kentucky Derby to be earned, 10 tough and talented 3-year-olds from across the country will line up in the gate at Oaklawn Saturday for the 77th edition of the prestigious Arkansas Derby (G1). Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - April 9

April 09, 2013

Fort Larned settles in - Falling Sky Owners Set Sights High - Arkansas Derby Latest Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes April 3

April 05, 2013

Hall’s Family Trust’s Texas Bling, most recently fourth in the Rebel Stakes (G2), continued down the path toward his ultimate goal of the Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13 with a five furlong workout in 1:01 3/5 Wednesday over a fast track. Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel, aboard for the work, will replace jockey Cliff Berry in the Arkansas Derby. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes April 4

April 05, 2013

Trainer John Terranova is gathering the owners of Sam Davis Stakes-winner Falling Sky in Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend to make a final decision on whether to run next in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn April 13 or the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland the same day. Regardless of that call, Terranova is planning his first-ever trip to Hot Springs to saddle Manuka Honey in Wednesday’s $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes April 5

April 05, 2013

Honeybee Stakes (G3) winner Rose to Gold leads a group of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for Wednesday’s $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3), the kick off to the Racing Festival of the South. The multiple stakes winner drew post three and will once again be ridden by jockey Calvin Borel. Read More

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