Update on Oaklawn’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Starters

Effinex – Tri-bone Stables’ Oaklawn Handicap winner Effinex galloped 1 5/8 miles Friday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a start in Saturday’s Classic. Trainer James Jerkens “is happy with how he’s doing” and is hoping he get a chance to run his best race.
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Oaklawn Stakes Winners Prepare for Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff

Tri-Bone Stables’ Oaklawn Handicap Effinex will be seeking to become the third straight Oaklawn-raced horse to win the $6 Breeders’ Cup Classic as he faces the likes of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome and record-setting Travers Stakes winner Arrogate in Saturday’s race. He drew the rail and was installed at odds of 15-1 despite the fact he had finished second in the race last year behind Arkansas Derby and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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Oaklawn Stakes Winners Among the Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

Four Oaklawn stakes winners and eight other horses who have raced in Hot Springs were among 185 pre-entries Wednesday for the 33rd annual Breeders’ Cup Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita. Two of the stakes winners, Effinex and Hoppertunity, were pre-entered in North America’s richest race, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Nov. 5 at 1 ¼ miles.
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Oaklawn Winner Steel Cut Takes Oklahoma Classics Distaff

Four-time Oaklawn winner Steel Cut scored a two-length victory in the $133,500 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Stakes Friday night at Remington Park. The Distaff was one of 10 stakes races totaling more than $1 million on the Oklahoma Classics program for accredited Oklahoma-breds.
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Big Night for Leading Owner Danny Caldwell and Jockey Ramon Vazquez

Ramon Vazquez and Danny Caldwell, among Oaklawn’s most potent jockey/owner combinations the last few years, teamed to win four races Wednesday night at Remington Park. They won the second race with favored Big Sugarush ($3), third race with Steva La Diva ($5.80), seventh race with D R C Majestic Man ($38.60) and eighth race with favored Classy Cove ($4.80).
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