Racing News

Arkansas-bred Stakes and Milestone Quests Highlight Weekend

February 22, 2013

The attention turns to the Arkansas-bred stakes runners this weekend, but they will have to share the spotlight with jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Steve Hobby, who are both sitting one win away from significant career milestones. Borel is nearing career victory 5,000, something only 24 other riders have accomplished, while Hobby will earn career win 1,000 on his next trip to the winner’s circle. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Feb. 20

February 21, 2013

An unexpected entry, a rolling thunderstorm and a wet track combined to give Heaven’s Runway a surprising third-place finish behind Super Ninety Nine in Monday’s Southwest Stakes (G3), but those unique circumstances are tempering any Derby Fever among his connections. The 3-year-old colt will likely make an all-or-nothing play to get into the Kentucky Derby (G1) by racing next in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn April 13. Read More


February 18, 2013

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reached into his very deep 3-year-old pocket and found yet another serious Derby contender in Tanma Corporation’s Super Ninety Nine, winner of Monday’s $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). The Pulpit colt, who was the trainer’s fourth winner in the race, earned 10 points for his victory based on Churchill Downs’ new requirements for making the Kentucky Derby field. Baffert also won the race in 2010 with Conveyance and swept both divisions last year with Castaway and Secret Circle. Read More

Don't Tell Sophia Extends Streak, Denies Tiz Miz Sue in Bayakoa

February 16, 2013

Pippin Stakes winner Don’t Tell Sophia extended her win streak to three with another equally impressive performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes before an on-track crowd of 21,291. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Feb. 13

February 13, 2013

Jockey Calvin Borel has resumed exercising horses and hopes to continue his quest for career victory #5,000 on Saturday. Borel, who fractured his wrist a few days before Oaklawn’s opening Jan. 11, is one win away from this historic milestone, something only 24 other riders have accomplished. Read More

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