Oaklawn Report for Oct. 27

American Pharoah drew post 4 for his first race of 2015. Ditto for his final race of the year. He has been installed the 6-5 program favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Saturday at Keeneland, the Triple Crown winner’s final career start before entering stud. Post positions for the 13 Breeders’ Cup races Friday and Saturday, including the 1 ¼-mile Classic, were drawn Monday.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Oct. 8

Trainer Ron Moquett said he’s already outlining future plans for his two runners who competed in stakes last weekend at Keeneland. Gentlemen’s Bet finished fifth in Friday’s $250,000 Phoenix (G3), a major prep for the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31 at Keeneland, while Heykittykittykitty finished second in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) for filly and mare sprinters.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Oct. 6

Carve’s pursuit of $1 million in career earnings will resume at the 2016 Oaklawn meeting, owner Mike Langford said. Langford said Carve, less than $50,000 shy of reaching seven figures in earnings, won’t run again this year and, instead, point for the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn. Carve opened 2015 with a powerful victory in the Fifth Season, but has lost his last five starts.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Oct. 1

Four Oaklawn stakes winners are entered in Friday’s $250,000 Phoenix Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. The 6-furlong Phoenix, which has drawn a loaded field of 12, is a “Win and You’re In” event for the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Oct. 31 at Keeneland. Probable post time is 3:57 p.m. (Central).
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