Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn Runners Have Major Stakes Engagements This Weekend

Apple Blossom Handicap winner Stellar Wind leads a trio of Oaklawn-raced horses competing in Grade 1 races this weekend. The champion mare will be looking to defend her title in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar Sunday; Hence, who broke his maiden Oaklawn in January, seeks his third career stakes victory in Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.
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Oaklawn Report: Rebel Stakes Runner-Up Sonneteer A Maiden No More

Sonneteer, who finished second in the Rebel Stakes and fourth in the Arkansas Derby as a maiden, earned his first career victory Sunday at Del Mar in a 1 1/16-mile turf race; Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas unleashed promising juvenile Saturday at Saratoga in Sporting Chance; Oaklawn winner Wilbo lived up to his favorite’s role with a half-length victory in the $50,000 Don Bernhardt Saturday at Ellis Park.
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn Runners among Favorites for Ellis’ Don Bernhardt Stakes

Eight of the 10 runners in this year’s Honeybee Stakes have gone on to win stakes and/or allowance races, including Lovely Bernadette, entered in Thursday’s Ta Wee Stakes at Indiana Grand. Six of the 10 horses entered in Saturday’s Don Bernhardt Stakes at Ellis Park, including 2-1 morning line favorite Wilbo, have all raced at Oaklawn in recent years; Lovely Bernadette, among eight horses from the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies March 11 at Oaklawn to return and win, is entered in the $100,000 Ta Wee Stakes today at Indiana Grand.
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn-raced Tiger Moth Scores First Stakes Victory

Oaklawn-raced Tiger Moth graduated to the ranks of stakes winner Saturday night when she captured the $100,000 Mari Hulman George Stakes on the undercard of the Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Downs; Oaklawn-raced Colonelsdarktemper and Untrapped ran second and third, respectively, in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3).
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn Raced 3-Year-Olds Busy on Both Coasts

Oaklawn-raced 3-year-olds Untrapped and Colonelsdarktemper are among the 11 horses entered in Saturday’s $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3), while Northern Spur Stakes winner Cistron has been entered in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby; Several Oaklawn-raced horses are entered in undercard stakes at Indiana Grand Saturday, including Arkansas-bred Dutch Parrot, who will start in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3).
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Oaklawn Report: Fantasy Runner Vexatious Among Mother Goose Entries

Vexatious, a troubled third in Oaklawn’s Fantasy Stakes is scheduled to make her first start since finishing fourth in the Kentucky Oaks in the $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park Saturday; Eight-time Oaklawn leading trainer and Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen will be represented in both Churchill Downs’ closing day stakes for 2-year-olds on Friday.
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn-Raced Collected Wins Third Straight Race

Oaklawn-raced Collected and Finley’sluckycharm both won $100,000 stakes Saturday and are now both undefeated in three starts this year; Untrapped, who competed in both the Rebel and Arkansas Derby, finished third in the Ohio Derby Saturday in his first start since the Kentucky Derby.
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn Stars Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths

2017 Razorback Handicap winner Gun Runner and 2016 Apple Blossom winner Forever Unbridled both earned automatic berths to the Breeders’ Cup Nov. 3 and 4 at Del Mar with their victories in last Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) and $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) at Churchill, respectively; Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Elate became the fifth stakes winner to emerge from the the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3).
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