Oaklawn Stakes Winners Look to Secure a Trip to the Breeders’ Cup

Three major Oaklawn stakes winners are entered on Saturday’s 11-race card at Belmont Park, including Effinex and Hoppertunity in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1). The 1 ¼-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the $6 million Classic (G1) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita.
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Texas Chrome Eying Return to Oaklawn in ‘17

Trainer J.R. Caldwell said Monday afternoon that multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome is scheduled to be stabled at Oaklawn for the 2017 meeting that begins Jan. 13. The multiple stakes winner, who began his 3-year-old season with a third-place finish in Oaklawn’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes April 15, is pointing for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita.
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Whitmore Preparing for a Return

Whitmore, one of the leading 3-year-olds at the 2016 Oaklawn meeting, will return to the work tab, weather permitting, Sunday at Churchill Downs, owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Wednesday afternoon.
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Ivan Fallunovalot Makes Plans After Stakes Win

Ideally, Ivan Fallunovalot would run two more times this year following Sunday’s victory in the $150,000 David M. Vance Sprint Stakes at Remington Park, trainer Tom Howard of Hot Springs said Monday afternoon.
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Back in the Winner’s Circle

Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel won his first race since resuming his riding career last month in Sunday’s finale at Churchill Downs aboard Playing a Joke for owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs.
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