Oaklawn News

SUBTLE INDIAN STAYS PERFECT IN ’16 WITH HOT SPRINGS VICTORY

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, March 5, 2016) – Mercedes Stables’ Subtle Indian increased his win streak to three and put himself in position for a top billing in the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 10 with a gate to wire victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Hot Springs Stakes.
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Suddenbreakingnews and American Dubai Work Towards Rebel

Two projected starters for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn worked over a fast-rated surface Saturday morning in advance of the March 19 race. Suddenbreakingnews and American Dubai, the first and third finishers, respectively, in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) March 15 at Oaklawn, breezed 5 furlongs within minutes of each other immediately following the renovation break.
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Barn Notes March 4: Ivan Fallunovalot to Get a Couple Days Off

Trainer Tom Howard of Hot Springs said Friday morning that multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot won’t return to the track for several days because of a quarter-crack on the inside of his left front foot, an injury that forced the gelding to pass Saturday’s $100,000 Hot Springs Stakes at Oaklawn.
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WAYNE SMITH NAMED ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, March 3, 2016) – Oaklawn President Charles Cella announced today a key management addition designed to better position the storied 112-year-old racing and gaming facility for the future.
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HEAVY FAVORITE WEAST HILL DELIVERS IN NODOUBLE

Starsky Weast’s Weast Hill did not disappoint his backers that made him the heavy 3-5 favorite with an easy 3 ¼ length victory is Sunday’s $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes. He returned $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Feb. 28: Strong Race Friday Could Add Black Ops to Rebel Picture

An entry-level allowance race Friday at Oaklawn could produce a starter for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19. Owner Richard Keith said Sunday morning that Black Ops will be wheeled back in the Rebel with a strong performance in Friday’s 1 1/16-mile race, which will be his first start against older horses and first since a 10th-place finish in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 18 at Oaklawn.
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Barn Notes - Feb. 27: Whitmore Fires Bullet in First Work since Southwest

Whitmore worked a bullet half-mile in :48.20 Saturday morning at Oaklawn, the gelding’s first breeze since finishing second in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 15. He is scheduled to make his next start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19 at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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WEAST HILL AND BUMPY CAT TOP SUNDAY’S NODOUBLE FIELD

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016) – Although eight horses are entered, the $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes Sunday at Oaklawn looks like a two-horse race. Weast Hill and Bumpy Cat headline the 6-furlong event restricted to Arkansas-bred colts and geldings, 3-year-olds and upward.
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