Collected, Cherry Wine to Represent Oaklawn in Preakness

Two Oaklawn-raced horses are expected to be entered Wednesday for the Preakness, the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown. Among the horses expected to challenge unbeaten Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in Saturday’s 1 3/16-mile race at Pimlico are Collected, fourth in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 15, and Cherry Wine, fourth in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19.
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Remembering Buddy Blass

Little Rock, Ark., owner/breeder Gus “Buddy” Blass, who campaigned several Oaklawn stakes winners with wife Patricia, died Sunday morning following an illness. He was 92.
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Four Oaklawn Horses Under Consideration for Preakness.

At least four Oaklawn-raced horses, including Kentucky Derby fifth-place finisher Suddenbreakingnews, were under consideration Tuesday for the Preakness May 21 at Pimlico. In addition to Suddenbreakingnews, Cherry Wine, Collected and Dazzling Gem are candidates for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
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Three Oaklawn Horses in Derby, Plus One Also Eligible

Four Oaklawn-raced horses, including Arkansas Derby winner Creator, were part of an over subscribed field entered Wednesday for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. If 20 horses start, purse for Saturday’s 1 ¼-mile race, the first leg of the Triple Crown, will be $2,391,600, second-largest in Kentucky Derby history. The purse for the 2005 running was $2,399,600.
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