Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Barn Notes: Petrov Works toward Rebel Stakes

Triple Crown nominee Petrov tuned up for a possible start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 18 with a 5-furlong work in company Saturday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs. The gray son of Flatter covered the distance over a fast track in :59.60 under Greta Kuntzweiler.
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CALIFORNIA SHIPPER FANTASTIC STYLE TOPS SPRING FEVER

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 3, 2017) – Kaleem Shah’s Fantastic Style is the 9-5 program favorite for the $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older filly and mare sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 5 ½-furlong event, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.
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ROCKSHAW FAVORED IN TOUGH GAZEBO STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 3, 2017) – Rockshaw returns to stakes action as the 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $125,000 Gazebo for 3-year-old sprinters at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong event, the seventh of nine races, is 4:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.
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All About the Girls Stable Wins with First Oaklawn Starter

The seventh race Feb. 10 at Oaklawn was all about the girls. Our Majesty, a 3-year-old daughter of Majesticperfection, was a sparkling 5 ½-length career debut winner for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs and the It’s All About the Girls Stable, an all-female ownership group founded in 2013 by Anna Seitz.
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JOCKEY ALEX BIRZER REACHES 3,000-WIN MILESTONE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017) – Jockey Alex Birzer became the 174th jockey in North America to win 3,000 races when he guided Numancia to victory in Sunday’s sixth race at Oaklawn. Birzer, 43, rode three winners on Saturday’s card to move within one win of the milestone, which came with fifth mount of the day.
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RACER PULLS UPSET IN NODOUBLE BREEDERS’ STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017) – Val Yagos’ Racer pulled the upset over defending champion and 3-5 favorite Weast Hill using a front-running style in Saturday’s $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes. After two straight third-place finishes behind the heavy favorite earlier this season, Racer was able to turn the tables and returned a generous payout of $17.20, $5 and $2.80 as the 7-1 third choice in the field.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Recount Eying Hot Springs Stakes for Next Start

Multiple stakes winner Recount will make his next start in the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 11 at Oaklawn, trainer Jimmy DiVito said Saturday morning. The horse is coming off a runner-up finish, beaten 2 ¾ lengths by Storm Advisory, in the $125,000 King Cotton Stakes Feb. 4.
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