Barn Notes Jan. 22: A Sure ‘Bet’?

Multiple stakes-winning sprinter Gentlemen’s Bet is now probable for Saturday’s $100,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn, trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Sunday morning.
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HAVEYOUGONEAWAY PULLS MILD UPSET IN AMERICAN BEAUTY STAKES

Champion Racing Stable’s Haveyougoneaway, benefitting from the garden spot behind the two early leaders, inched away in the final stride to win Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty Stakes by a neck over 6-5 favorite Sarah Sis. As is tradition, Miss Arkansas Loren McDaniel presented the trophy to the winning connections.
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Barn Notes Jan. 22: Mason Enjoying Stakes Winners

Trainer Ingrid Mason now has two multiple-stakes winning fillies in her barn after 3-year-old Marquee Miss won the $100,000 Dixie Belle Jan. 15 at Oaklawn. Right next door is Sarah Sis, who is scheduled to make her 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty Stakes at Oaklawn.
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Barn Notes Jan. 21: Von Hemel Leaning Towards Southwest with Synchrony

Trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel said Synchrony will “more than likely” make his next start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 15 at Oaklawn following an encouraging third-place finish in Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes. The 1-mile Smarty Jones is the first of three major local preps for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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DISCREETNESS KICKS OFF 3-YEAR-OLD YEAR WITH SMARTY JONES WIN

Hot Springs, Ark. (Monday, Jan. 18, 2016) – Xpress Thoroughbred’s Discreetness began his 3-year-old season in the same way he ended his juvenile year – by winning a stakes. Ridden confidently by jockey Jon Court, Discreetness wore down a determined Gordy Florida late to win Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes by a neck. In the process, he earned 10 points towards eligibility for the Kentucky Derby and is now ranked 12th on the list of 20 potential starters.
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