LONGSHOT INCLUDE BETTY COMES FROM LAST FOR FANTASY WIN

Florida shipper Include Betty overcame her 11 post and a rider’s objection to secure a spot in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks May 1 with her victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3). Include Betty not only received the $240,000 winner’s share of the purse, but also 100 points based on Churchill Downs’ criteria for making the Oaks field and is now ranked 6th on the leaderboard.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Saturday, April 4

Multiple stakes winner Far Right recorded his final workout for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 Saturday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Ron Moquett. He breezed an easy half-mile in :48.80 under Greta Kuntzweiler, who regularly works the Notional ridgling. Clockers caught Far Right galloping out five furlongs over a fast track in 1:00.80.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Friday, April 3

Multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot completed major preparations for next week’s $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn with an easy half-mile work over a fast-rated surface Friday morning. Ivan Fallunovalot, who breezed about 30 minutes after the track opened for training, cruised home in :49.20 under Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel and galloped out five furlongs in 1:01.20.
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COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 11 ENTERED IN SATURDAY’S FANTASY STAKES

An evenly matched field of 11 is entered in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/16-mile Fantasy kicks off Oaklawn’s annual Racing Festival of the South, which features at least one stakes per day over the final week of the meeting.The nine stakes races, highlighted by the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11, are worth a combined $3.3 million.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Thursday, April 2

Far Right will have his final work for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 at Oaklawn this weekend, trainer Ron Moquett said Thursday morning. Moquett said he plans to breeze his multiple stakes winning ridgling a half-mile Saturday or Sunday.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, April 1

The Truth Or Else will add blinkers for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 at Oaklawn, trainer Kenny McPeek said following the colt’s sizzling workout Wednesday morning under Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel. The colt, in his second breeze in blinkers, covered five furlongs over a fast-rated surface in :58.80 shortly after the renovation break, easily the quickest of 27 works recorded at the distance.
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TRAINER STEVE ASMUSSEN EARNS 7,000TH NORTH AMERICAN VICTORY

Six-time leading trainer Steve Asmussen earned his 7,000th North American victory Wednesday when Drama Coach won the second race at Oaklawn to also give the trainer the sweep of the early Daily Double. The two-time Eclipse Award winning trainer also holds two wins in Dubai from 2008 when Curlin won the Jaguar Trophy and the Dubai World Cup.
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