Oaklawn News

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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Oaklawn Report: Arkansas Derby Winner Magnum Moon Draws Post 16 for the Kentucky Derby

Unbeaten Arkansas Derby and Rebel winner Magnum Moon drew post 16 for the Kentucky Derby and was then installed the 6-1 third choice in the program for Saturday’s 1 ¼-mile race at Churchill Downs; Sassy Sienna and Wonder Gadot, 1-2, respectively, in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) April 13 at Oaklawn, are among a full field of 14 entered in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) Friday at Churchill Downs.
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Oaklawn Report: Exclamation Point Ready For Stakes Action After Latest Win

Unbeaten 3-year-old Exclamation Point is likely headed for stakes company following his 1 ¼-length allowance/optional claiming victory April 12 at Keeneland, trainer Brad Cox said Saturday morning; Multiple Oaklawn stakes winner Chanel’s Legacy will be re-evaluated late this month after suffering a “cracked pelvis” at the start of the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3) Sept. 23 at Charles Town, breeder/owner Allen Poindexter said April 12.
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