Oaklawn News

MY BOY JACK SKIMS RAIL TO SOUTHWEST VICTORY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 19, 2018) – Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables LLC’s My Boy Jack came up a narrow opening on the rail and drew off to win Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) by 4 ½ lengths over Combatant before a Presidents’ Day crowd of 20,500. In the process, he earned 10 points towards Kentucky Derby eligibility.
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Barn Notes: Sporting Chance Ready for 3-Year-Old Debut in Southwest

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance will have a slightly different look when he makes his 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn; My Boy Jack was good enough to run in last year’s Breeders’ Cup. But, that was the Juvenile Turf (G1), the colt’s fifth consecutive start on grass. He makes his second dirt start of the year the Southwest; Late-running Rated R Superstar will bid for his biggest career victory in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses
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OAKLAWN LOVING STREAMLINE WINS BAYAKOA STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018) – Nancy A. Vanier and Cartwright Thoroughbreds LLC.’s Streamline, never worse the third in nine previous Oaklawn races, reaffirmed her affinity for the Oaklawn oval with a come from behind victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3).
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Barn Notes: L and N Racing LLC Hoping to Make a Second Derby Run

L and N Racing LLC traveled the road to the Kentucky Derby for the first time last year with Oaklawn-raced Lookin At Lee. The Tulsa-based ownership group has another intriguing prospect this year in unbeaten Retirement Fund, who is scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $500,000 Southwest (G3) Monday at Oaklawn
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Barn Notes: Oaklawn to Offer 10 Races, $1,522,000 in Purses for Monday’s Southwest Stakes Card

Monday’s card at Oaklawn, the richest Presidents’ Day card in the country, drew a total of 97 entries, highlighted by 11-horse fields in both the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) and $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3). The Southwest, which offers 17 total points toward Kentucky Derby eligibility, is carded as the ninth at 5:10 p.m. and the Razorback is one race earlier at 4:35 p.m.
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Barn Notes: Far Right Riding Home Court Advantage into Monday’s Razorback

The most accomplished horse, at least in races at Oaklawn, scheduled to run in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) is Far Right, co-owned by Harry Rosenblum of Little Rock, Ark., and trained by Wayne Catalano; Three Oaklawn stakes winners headline seven older fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles; Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is the special guest for Saturday’s Dawn at Oaklawn, a weekly question and answer session hosted by Oaklawn paddock analyst Nancy Holthus.
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Barn Notes: Lukas Finalizes Plans for Top 3-Year-Olds

D. Wayne Lukas has finalized immediate plans for two of his top 3-year-old prospects, the Hall of Fame trainer said Wednesday morning; Newcomer David Cabrera regained the lead in the jockey standings with a three-win day Saturday; Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge worked a half-mile in :51.20 over a fast track Tuesday morning, her first breeze since winning the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 20.
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