Racing News

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 6

March 07, 2013

Saturday’s $150,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) drew a competitive 10-horse field featuring some familiar horses to Oaklawn fans, including last year’s winner Alternation, Donoharm, winner of the Fifth Season and Essex this season, and two of last year’s top 3-year-olds, Najjaar and Atigun. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 7

March 07, 2013

Last year, Charles Cella’s Cyber Secret was the hot horse after a 5 1/4-length victory in an allowance, which led to starts in both the Southwest (G3) and Rebel (G2) stakes where he was fifth both times. Flash Forward to 2013 and he is once again the “now” horse heading into Saturday’s $150,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) with two impressive allowance wins over the track this meet. The Razorback will mark his first stakes attempt since the Rebel. Read More

Gazebo Stakes Victory Makes Three On Day For Jockey Santana Jr.

March 02, 2013

No jockey has been hotter as of late than Ricardo Santana Jr., who has won six races, including $60,000 Gazebo Stakes with King Henny. The six victories, three Friday and three Saturday, moved Santana Jr. into first place in the jockey standings with 27 wins, three more than Robby Albarado, who had been the leader since opening day. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 2

March 02, 2013

Although his connections are from New York and currently based in South Florida, Always in Tiz will continue down the path toward the April 13 Arkansas Derby with a start in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 16. The colt will be making his third start in Hot Springs after finishing a troubled third in the Smarty Jones Jan. 21 and fifth in the sloppy Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 18. Read More

Trainer Steve Hobby Reaches 1,000-Win Milestone

March 02, 2013

Trainer Steve Hobby earned the 1,000th win of his career Friday when Ruthless Empire easily won Friday’s seventh race, a maiden claiming event, as the 4-5 favorite under jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. Read More

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