Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 14

Despite being entered in a Saturday entry-level allowance/optional claiming sprint at Oaklawn, lightly raced Whitmore remains under consideration for Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn, trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 9

Trainer Ron Moquett said he doesn’t expect multiple stakes winner Gentlemen’s Bet to make his 7-year-old debut in the $100,000 King Cotton Stakes Jan. 30 at Oaklawn, the first of two major local preps for the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 10.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 8

Synchrony moved closer to his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 18 at Oaklawn with a 5-furlong workout just after the track opened Friday morning for trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel. Breezing with stablemate Facets of Ice over a muddy, sealed surface, the colt was credited with 1:00.40. Facets of Ice, an unbeaten 3-year-old filly, went in 1:00.60.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 7

Discreetness tuned up for his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 18 with a sharp 5-furlong workout in company Thursday at Oaklawn for trainer Jinks Fires of Hot Springs. Breezing over a sealed surface rated good following overnight rain, Discreetness covered the distance in :59.80 under Fires’ son-in-law, Jon Court, and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:12.40. The work that took place about 15 minutes after the track opened at 7 a.m. (Central).
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 6

After working a half-mile in :49 over a fast track Wednesday morning at Oaklawn, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Gray Sky will make his 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 18. The 1-mile Smarty Jones is the first of three major local preps for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Dec. 31

Multiple graded stakes winner Sarah Sis wasted little time in returning to the work tab, breezing a half-mile in :49 2/5 Thursday morning at Oaklawn. The filly arrived in Hot Springs Sunday after returning to trainer Ingrid Mason Nov. 28 following a 30-day freshening at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, the trainer said.
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