Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn-raced Bravazo and Tenfold to Face Justify in Belmont Stakes

Two winners earlier this year at Oaklawn are entered in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) Saturday at Belmont Park, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion” has drawn a field of 10, including unbeaten 4-5 program favorite Justify, who is trying to become the 13th Triple Crown winner and second since 2015.
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Oaklawn Report: Unique Bella Rebounds from Second-Place Effort in Apple Blossom

For the second consecutive week, a runner-up in a major race in April at Oaklawn returned to win a prestigious event in Southern California. Champion Unique Bella was a 2 ¼-length winner of the $400,000 Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares Saturday at Santa Anita, surpassing $1 million in career earnings in her 11th career start.
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Oaklawn Report: City of Lights, Accelerate Scheduled for Rematch in Gold Cup

Southern California-based City of Light and Accelerate were in another area code – literally and figuratively – in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses April 14 at Oaklawn. Now, they’re scheduled to meet again on more familiar ground in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita, a prestigious 1 ¼-mile event on the main track.
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Oaklawn Report: Matrooh Wins Arlington’s Hanshin Cup

Matrooh became the second Oaklawn winner in the last three years to capture the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (G3), a 1-mile event Saturday over Arlington Park’s all-weather surface that represented the biggest career scores for jockey Santo Sanjur and co-owner/trainer Cipriano Contreras.
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Oaklawn Report: High North and Zing Zang Among Peter Pan Stakes Runners

Oaklawn-raced High North and Zing Zang are among eight horses entered in the $350,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Belmont Park; Norman McKnight, who finished among Oaklawn’s top 10 trainers in 2018 in his first season in Hot Sprigns, is off to a fast start at Woodbine, where he topped the standings for the first time last year.
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Oaklawn Report: Asmussen Reaches 8,000-Win Milestone

Hall of Fame trainer and nine-time Oaklawn champion Steve Asmussen recorded his 8,000th career North American victory when Lookin At Lee captured Saturday’s third race at Churchill Downs under six-time Oaklawn leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr.
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