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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OAKLAWN BUMPS APPLE BLOSSOM AND ESSEX PURSES FOR 2018

One of the richest and most prestigious Grade 1 races for older fillies and mares will be $100,000 richer in 2018. The Apple Blossom Handicap is one of two stakes receiving a purse increase ahead of Oaklawn’s 2018 live season along with the Essex Handicap for older male horses, which was bumped $50,000. The $700,000 Apple Blossom will be run Friday, April 13, while the $300,000 Essex will be run Saturday, March 17 as part of Oaklawn’s total 31-race stakes schedule worth $8.525 million.
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