Racing News

Plum Pretty Cruises to Apple Blossom Victory

April 13, 2012

With a 2 ¼-length triumph at Oaklawn on Friday, Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty left little doubt she’s ready to join the ranks of the dominant older females that have used the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn as a springboard to huge campaigns. Her trainer, Bob Baffert, won his fifth straight Graded stakes in Arkansas this year as the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner got her 2012 campaign off to a perfect start. Read More

Another World Scores Redbud; Beat the Blues Best in Carousel

April 12, 2012

Classy fillies fought hard to win Thursday's co-features as the Racing Festival of the South rolls on Read More

Arkansas Derby Draws 11-Horse Field; Bodemeister Made Morning Line Favorite

April 11, 2012

Eleven 3-year-olds are set for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) led by the Bob Baffert-trained duo of Bodemeister and Secret Circle as the top two betting choices, with the latter looking to sweep Oaklawn’s major prep races after wins earlier this season in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) and $500,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). Read More

SECRET CIRCLE SCORES BAFFERT A REBEL THREE-PEAT

March 17, 2012

Secret Circle holds off Optimizer under Bejarano; Tiz Miz Sue Enters Apple Blossom picture with Azeri Stakes romp Read More

Team Baffert Sweep Both Divisions of the Southwest

February 20, 2012

It has been quite a three-day span for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won 8 of 10 starts over this Presidents Day weekend, including both divisions of the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before a crowd of 29,313 at Oaklawn. Using similar stalking tactics, Castaway won the first division and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Secret Circle won the second division. Read More

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