IVAN FALLUNOVALOT SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS KING COTTON TITLE

Lewis Matthews, Jr.’s Ivan Fallunovalot, sent off as the even-money favorite, drew off from his competition late to win Saturday’s $100,000 King Cotton Stakes for the second year in a row. Alsvid, who eventually turned the tables on Ivan Fallunovalot last year in the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3), finished second in the King Cotton for the fourth straight year.
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Barn Notes Jan. 28: Far Right Returns

Far Right is scheduled to take his first step toward a return to stakes competition in Thursday’s ninth race at Oaklawn, a $72,000 third-level allowance/optional claimer for older horses at a mile that marks the 4-year-old debut for the Notional ridgling.
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Barn Notes Jan. 22: A Sure ‘Bet’?

Multiple stakes-winning sprinter Gentlemen’s Bet is now probable for Saturday’s $100,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn, trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Sunday morning.
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HAVEYOUGONEAWAY PULLS MILD UPSET IN AMERICAN BEAUTY STAKES

Champion Racing Stable’s Haveyougoneaway, benefitting from the garden spot behind the two early leaders, inched away in the final stride to win Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty Stakes by a neck over 6-5 favorite Sarah Sis. As is tradition, Miss Arkansas Loren McDaniel presented the trophy to the winning connections.
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