Oaklawn News

Barn Notes: Justin Zayat Looking Forward to a Return to Arkansas

Owner Justin Zayat hoping to return to Oaklawn for the first time since American Pharoah’s win in the 2015 Rebel Stakes. His family’s Zayat Stables will be represented by Solomini in next Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby; After breezing early Friday morning in Kentucky, Quip was walking the shedrow early Saturday morning in Arkansas, capping a whirlwind 24 hours for the colt in advance of his scheduled start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14.
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Barn Notes: Quip Heading To The Arkansas Derby

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said Thursday that Grade 2 winner Quip was heading to Oaklawn to run in the April 14 race for his high-profile connections; Five-time defending Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana Jr. was winless Thursday to remain eight wins shy of reaching the 1,000 win milestone; Jockey David Cohen and trainer Norman McKnight are the special guests for Saturday’s Dawn at Oaklawn.
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Barn Notes: Robertson Gearing Up for Big Racing Festival

Only two lengths separated Mac Robertson from a sweep of the March 10 stakes at Oaklawn. The trainer is scheduled to have a second chance at a similar sweep when he sends out Amy’s Challenge in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies April 13 and Wynn Time in the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) for older horses April 14.
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GEORGIA’S REWARD DOESN’T DISAPPOINT

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 30, 2018) - Odds-on favorite Georgia’s Reward collared Firewater Rocket on the outside in the final sixteenth to win the $100,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes before an estimated crowd of 15,000 on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn.
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HOONANI ROAD ROLLS IN RAINBOW

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 30, 2018) – Jerry Caroom’s heavily favored Hoonani Road remained unbeaten in three career starts with a front-running victory in the $100,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings before an estimated crowd of 7,000 Friday afternoon at Oaklawn.
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