Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Report: Gun Runner Taking Proven Path to Horse of the Year Honors

Razorback Handicap winner Gun Runner solidified his status as the #1 ranked horse in the country with an impressive victory Saturday in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. The win was third consecutive Grade 1 triumph; Oaklawn fan favorite Ivan Fallunovalot, winner of the King Cotton Stakes in 2015 and ’16, returned a winner Saturday night at Remington Park. It was his first start since March.
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Oaklawn Report: Apple Blossom winner Forever Unbridled Upsets Champion Songbird at Saratoga

2016 Apple Blossom winner Forever Unbridled came flying down the stretch late to just catch champion Songbird at the wire and win the $700,000 Personal Ensign stakes at Saratoga. It was her second straight victory in a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff; Horses that have raced at Oaklawn over the last two years are currently in five of the 10 spots in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Poll.
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Oaklawn Report: Forever Unbridled Leads Oaklawn Contingent at Saratoga Saturday

Forever Unbridled, winner of the 2016 Apple Blossom Handicap, leads a contingent of Oaklawn-raced horses entered in races on Saratoga’s exciting Travers Day card; Lookin at Lee, third in the Arkansas Derby and second in the Kentucky Derby, is among 12 horses entered in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1), and 2016 Rebel Stakes winner Cupid returned from a short break to win Wednesday’s $75,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar as he begins his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
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Oaklawn Report: Honeybee Produces 1-2 Finishers of Grade 1 Alabama Stakes

The $200,000 Honeybee continues to be the most productive race of the 2017 Oaklawn meet after producing the top two finishers of Saturday’s $600,000 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes in Elate and It Tiz Well; Razorback Handicap winner Gun Runner is now the #1 ranked horse in the country following Arrogate’s defeat in the Pacific Classic.
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Oaklawn Report: Honeybee Runners Meet Again in Grade 1 Alabama

Two top finishers from maybe the key race of the 2017 Oaklawn meeting are entered in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Saratoga. It Tiz Well and Elate, first and third, respectively, in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 11 at Oaklawn are among nine horses entered in the 1 ¼-mile Alabama.
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Oaklawn Report: Tiger in Her Tank

Tiger Moth becomes the third starter from the Grade 1 Apple Blossom to win a stakes race when she captured the $100,000 Groupie Doll Sunday at Ellis Park; Four-time Oaklawn leading owner Danny Caldwell secured his fourth straight title at Prairie Meadows that concluded its meet Sunday.
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Oaklawn Report: Smarty Jones winner Uncontested Returns Saturday

Smarty Jones Stakes winner Uncontested is scheduled to make his first start since May in Saturday’s $75,000 Bruce D. Memorial Stakes at Arlington; Point Piper, third in the 2016 Oaklawn Handicap, and Chief of Staff, who competed in several Oaklawn stakes this year, are among the 12 horses entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) at Emerald Downs.
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn Runners Score Major Wins

Razorback Handicap winner Gun Runner asserted himself as one of top horses in the country with his victory Saturday in the Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga; Oaklawn maiden winner Colonelsdarktemper won the $750,000 West Virginia Derby.
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Razorback Handicap Winner Gun Run Tops Whitney Field

Razorback Handicap winner Gun Runner is the 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s $1.2 million Whitney Handicap at Saratoga; Dixie Belle and Martha Washington Stakes winner Chanel’s Legacy and the Oaklawn raced Vertical Oak are among 10 horses entered in the Grade 1 Test Stakes on Whitney undercard; Lookin at Lee, who ran in Oaklawn’s Southwest, Rebel and Arkansas Der by, is the favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 West Virginia Derby.
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