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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Whitmore Sharp in Pre Rebel Work

Whitmore worked 5 furlongs in 1:00 Sunday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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SUBTLE INDIAN STAYS PERFECT IN ’16 WITH HOT SPRINGS VICTORY

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, March 5, 2016) – Mercedes Stables’ Subtle Indian increased his win streak to three and put himself in position for a top billing in the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 10 with a gate to wire victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Hot Springs Stakes.
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Suddenbreakingnews and American Dubai Work Towards Rebel

Two projected starters for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn worked over a fast-rated surface Saturday morning in advance of the March 19 race. Suddenbreakingnews and American Dubai, the first and third finishers, respectively, in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) March 15 at Oaklawn, breezed 5 furlongs within minutes of each other immediately following the renovation break.
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Barn Notes March 4: Ivan Fallunovalot to Get a Couple Days Off

Trainer Tom Howard of Hot Springs said Friday morning that multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot won’t return to the track for several days because of a quarter-crack on the inside of his left front foot, an injury that forced the gelding to pass Saturday’s $100,000 Hot Springs Stakes at Oaklawn.
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