Oaklawn News

IMPRESSIVE MAIDEN WINNER MITOLE LEADS GAZEBO FIELD

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, Feb. 23, 2018) – Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has unleashed several eye-catching winners this year at Oaklawn and maybe the most impressive was William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole, the 1-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $125,000 Gazebo Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters.
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Barn Notes: Petrov Looking at a Stakes For Next Start

Petrov will be considered for a return to stakes action following his comeback victory in Sunday’s eighth race at Oaklawn, an allowance/optional claiming sprint, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said; Eskimo Kisses became the fifth Lasix-free winner of the meet with a powerful performance in Thursday’s eighth race, a first-level allowance/optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; Five-time defending champion Ricardo Santana won Thursday’s first race aboard Reverend Sam ($21) to take the outright lead in the rider standings for the first time this season
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WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES TO APPEAR AT OAKLAWN

The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the Hot Springs area March 16 and 17, including one at Oaklawn in conjunction with Rebel Stakes Weekend and World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade®.
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Plans Pending For Southwest Stakes Winner My Boy Jack

Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Wednesday following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn; She Beast, a 3-year-old half-sister to Grade 1-winning sprinter The Big Beast, is scheduled to make her career debut in Thursday’s seventh race for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs and owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong of Conway, Ark.
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HAWAAKOM EARNS THE GRADE IN $500,000 RAZORBACK HANDICAP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 19, 2018) – Veteran runner Hawaakom benefitted from a rail skimming ride by jockey Corey Lanerie to earn his first graded stakes victory in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3). It was also the first graded stakes win for his trainer Wes Hawley, who co-owns the 8-year-old Jazil gelding with Stephan Smoot.
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MY BOY JACK SKIMS RAIL TO SOUTHWEST VICTORY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 19, 2018) – Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables LLC’s My Boy Jack came up a narrow opening on the rail and drew off to win Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) by 4 ½ lengths over Combatant before a Presidents’ Day crowd of 20,500. In the process, he earned 10 points towards Kentucky Derby eligibility.
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Barn Notes: Sporting Chance Ready for 3-Year-Old Debut in Southwest

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance will have a slightly different look when he makes his 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn; My Boy Jack was good enough to run in last year’s Breeders’ Cup. But, that was the Juvenile Turf (G1), the colt’s fifth consecutive start on grass. He makes his second dirt start of the year the Southwest; Late-running Rated R Superstar will bid for his biggest career victory in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses
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