Racing News

DANZA PULLS 40-1 SHOCKER IN ARKANSAS DERBY

April 12, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 12, 2014) – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Danza came in as the lesser heralded stablemate, but is leaving Oaklawn as the 78th winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and with a ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs after earning 100 points. The winner, sent off as the second highest odds on the board by the crowd of 63,186, returned $84.60, $28.40 and $11 at odds of 40-1. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes April 10

April 10, 2014

Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Bayern, the 2-1 second choice on the morning line, got his first feel for the Oaklawn Park racing strip on Thursday morning after arriving Wednesday with the contingent of California horses competing in Oaklawn’s Racing Festival of the South. Read More

Champion Will Take Charge Favored in Saturday’s $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap

April 09, 2014

Will Take Charge, the reigning 3-year-old Champion and one of the top handicap horses in training, will take on a formidable field of six other horses when he goes postward as the early favorite for the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes: April 9

April 09, 2014

The Racing Festival of the South participants from the stables of Bill Mott, Todd Pletcher and Mark Casse went out on the Oaklawn Park racing strip Wednesday morning to stretch their legs and are all acclimating nicely to their surroundings. Read More

Tapiture Installed as Morning Line Favorite for 78Th Running of the Arkansas Derby

April 09, 2014

Winchell Thoroughbred LLC’s Tapiture, winner of Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3) and second in the Rebel Stakes (G2) drew post position three and he was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), which brings the 2014 race meet to a climatic end. A field of nine horses entered the 1 1/8-mile race, which offers a total of 170 points towards eligibility in the May 3 Kentucky Derby (G1). Post time for the Arkansas Derby, the 11th of 12 races, is 6:07 p.m. Central. First post is 12 noon. Read More

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