Oaklawn News

WEAST HILL WINS RAINBOW STAKES IMPRESSIVELY

Coming off an eye-catching 7 ½-length maiden score in his career debut, Weast Hill was equally impressive winning his second start in Sunday’s $75,000 Rainbow Stakes. The Arkansas-bred 3-year-old by Rockport Harbor stopped the clock in 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs on the a fast track, the second fastest time in 41 editions of the Rainbow.
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BE MY CAROLINE PULLS MILD UPSET IN RAINBOW MISS

Sanders Brothers’ Be My Caroline, following in the footsteps of her big sister and top Arkansas-bred female All About Allie, led gate to wire to win Saturday’s $75,000 Rainbow Miss before a hometown crowd of 25,000. The daughter of Storm and a Half completed the six furlong race for Arkansas-bred 3-year-old fillies in 1:11 3/5.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Saturday, March 28

On the brink of retirement a month ago, Gold Medal Dancer is in the best form of her career as she nears the biggest race of her career. In her first workout since a breakthrough victory, she traveled five furlongs in a brisk :59.20 Saturday at Oaklawn in preparation for the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares April 10.
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EASTER INDY LEADS SATURDAY’S EVENLY MATCHED RAINBOW MISS

An evenly matched field of eight is entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes at Oaklawn, a six-furlong race restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas. Probable post time for the Rainbow Miss, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central).
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Friday, March 27

Unbeaten Promise Me Silver is scheduled to return to Oaklawn for the $100,000 Instant Racing Stakes for 3-year-old fillies April 11, trainer Bret Calhoun said Friday morning. Calhoun said he hopes to use the six-furlong Instant Racing as a prep for the $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes (G3) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Thursday, March 26

With 12 days remaining in the Oaklawn meet, the trainer whose equipment is splashed in blue, tops the standings. But, it isn’t Steve Asmussen, who is seeking his fourth consecutive title, and seventh since 2007. Wednesday’s double for Chris Hartman allowed him to break an 18-18 tie with Asmussen and reclaim the outright lead as Oaklawn’s season enters the stretch run.
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OAKLAWN TO END MEET WITH THIRD PURSE INCREASE

In appreciation for the horsemen who have supported Oaklawn all season, purses will be raised between $1,000 and $2,000 each race for the remaining 10 days of the 2015 meet. This increase, which starts with the Saturday, March 28 card, marks the third time that purses have been raised since the beginning of the meet Jan. 15.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, March 25

Reigning male sprint champion Work All Week had his first published workout since winning last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint Wednesday morning at Oaklawn. Breezing over a fast-rated surface, and after the renovation break, Work All Week covered a half-mile in :48.20.
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FAVORITE SUBTLE INDIAN REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH GAZEBO WIN

Mercedes Stables’ Subtle Indian improved his career record to a perfect three for three with his front running victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gazebo Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters. Sent off as the heavy 7-5 favorite after the scratches of Cinco Charlie and American Sailor, the winner paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.40.
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