TERRA PROMESSA UPSETS STABLEMATE IN HONEYBEE

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, March 12, 2016) – Trainer Steve Asmussen had the exacta in Saturday’s $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3), but it wasn’t the way the betting public had predicted with Stonestreet Stables’ Terra Promessa, the 4-1 second choice, running away from 4-5 favorite Nickname to win by 6 ½ lengths over a muddy track.
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Barn Notes March 12: Rebel Field Taking Shape

Following a flurry of recent additions and subtractions, the field for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) next Saturday at Oaklawn is coming into sharper focus. The race is the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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NICKNAME LEADS SHORT, BUT TALENTED HONEYBEE FIELD

Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, March 11, 2016) – Grade 1 winner Nickname is the 7-5 program favorite for Saturday’s $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the race, which drew six entrants, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). It is the eighth of nine races on a program that begins at 1:05 p.m.
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OAKLAWN CANCELS THURSDAY’S RACES

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, March 10, 2016) – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.
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Upstart to Return in Razorback

Multiple stakes winner and millionaire Upstart is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut in the $350,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) March 19 at Oaklawn, trainer Rick Violette said Wednesday afternoon
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Grade 1 Winner Ralis to Make Seasonal Debut in Rebel

Grade 1 winner Ralis will make his 3-year-old debut in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19 at Oaklawn, trainer Doug O'Neill said Tuesday night. O'Neill said Mario Gutierrez will have the mount on the Southern California-based colt, who scored his biggest career victory in the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (G1) Sept. 7 at Saratoga.
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