Oaklawn News

Barn Notes: Thursday was a day of firsts at Oaklawn

Several newcomers recorded their first career victories in Hot Springs; Dazzling 2017 Oaklawn debut winner Our Majesty was a three-quarter length winner of Thursday’s eighth race in her 4-year-old debut for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs and the It’s All About the Girls Stable LLC.; Whitmore, the top sprinter at the 2017 Oaklawn meeting, will make his 5-year-old debut in the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 10, co-owner/trainer Moquett said Friday morning
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Moquett Scores 200th Oaklawn Win

Zaevion represented the 200th career Oaklawn victory for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs in Sunday’s fourth race, a $40,000 maiden-claiming sprint for 3-year-olds and upward; Robertino Diodoro said before the meet that he would be active at the claim box, and Oaklawn’s second-leading trainer last year has been just that through the first six days of racing in 2018. He has claimed a meet-high six horses – all for Texas-based Mike Sisk’s M and M Racing; Gun Runner, runaway winner of the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) in his 4-year-old debut last February at Oaklawn, is among three finalists for Horse of the Year.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Bronze Age Prepares For 4-Year-Old Debut

Bronze Age, one of only four horses to finish in front of top 3-year-old West Coast last year, is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s fifth race, an entry-level allowance at a mile; P C Cowboy, fourth in the Zia Park Derby, is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut in Sunday’s eighth race, an allowance/optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Young Guns Make Big Splash Opening Weekend

Newcomers C.J. McMahon and David Cabrera – both represented by agent Joe Santos – are among a five-way tie atop the standings with four victories through four days of racing; Boosted by strong off-track business, Monday’s all-source handle of $3,700,042 was a record for Smarty Jones Day and a 13.6 percent increase over the corresponding day last year, according to figures released by Oaklawn.
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