OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES SECOND PURSE INCREASE

For the second time this race meet, Oaklawn will increase all overnight purses between $1,000 and $3,000 starting Thursday, Feb. 26. Maiden Special Weights and Allowances races are increasing by $3,000, bringing maidens to $64,000 and Allowances to as high as $69,000.
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FAVORED SPRING INCLUDED WINS SPRING FEVER

It may not have felt much like Spring on the track, but it certainly didn’t bother the aptly named Spring Included who made winning her first career stakes race look easy when she prevailed in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite off a runner-up effort last out in the American Beauty Stakes, the winner returned $7.20, $4 and $2.80.
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TAKE TWO. FAR RIGHT STILL FAVORED IN REDRAWN SOUTHWEST STAKES

Oaklawn’s second major two-turn prep for 3-year-olds, the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3), will be run Sunday following a near-one-week delay because of winter weather. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest was originally scheduled for Monday, but it was postponed six days because of winter weather. Probable post time for the redrawn Southwest, which has a field of 11, is 4:42 p.m. (Central).
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