Oaklawn News

UNBRIDLED MO PULLS UPSET IN APPLE BLOSSOM

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 12, 2018) – One day before he sends out the favorite Magnum Moon for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was the one pulling the upset when Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo drew away from heavy 1-9 favorite Unique Bella to win the $700,000 Apple Blossom (G1) by 2 ½ lengths.
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SASSY SIENNA PREVAILS IN FANTASY UPSET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 13, 2018) – The bridesmaid became the bride Friday when Medallion Racing and Jerry McClanahan’s Sassy Sienna got up late to win the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) after a second and third in the earlier prep races this season at Oaklawn.
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MITOLE CLEAR WINNER OF THURSDAY’S BACHELOR STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, April 12, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole did not disappoint as the heavy 2-5 favorite in Thursday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes, drawing off impressively to give leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr. his 1,001st career victory. Earlier on the card, Santana reached the 1,000-win milestone aboard Westfest, who like Mitole is trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. Overall, he ended the day with three wins and 1,002 career victories.
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CHAMPION UNIQUE BELLA HEAVY APPLE BLOSSOM FAVORITE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, April 12, 2018) – Champion Unique Bella has been installed the overwhelming 2-5 program favorite for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares Friday at Oaklawn. She will be the 21st champion to compete in 54-year history of race either during or following a championship campaign.
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MITOLE LEADS THURSDAY’S $150,000 BACHELOR STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, April 11, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole stumbled in his stakes debut, but the promising sprinter is scheduled to get another chance to earn black type in the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-olds Thursday at Oaklawn.
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SWING AND SWAY EARNS SECOND STAKES VICTORY OF THE MEET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 6, 2018) – Westrock Stables LLC’s Swing and Sway, who began the 2018 Oaklawn season by winning the $125,000 American Beauty Stakes, ended her meet with a similar stakes winning performance in Saturday’s $150,000 Carousel Stakes before an on-track crowd of 20,000. The day was also highlighted by the annual Boat and Truck Giveaway that was won by Trevor Bulza of Bella Vista, AR.
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