Oaklawn News

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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Barn Notes: Justify scheduled to make his stakes debut in Arkansas Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won 13 Kentucky Derby prep races at Oaklawn since 2010, but never with a horse making just his third career start. That could change with Justify scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14, a race the trainer won in 2012 with Bodemeister and again in 2015 with eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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