Racing News

MALLARD’S BRO KEEPS IT IN THE FAMILY WITH ARKANSAS BREEDERS’ WIN

March 29, 2014

Mallard’s Bro followed in the footsteps of his older half-brother, The Mallard Man, with his victory in Friday’s $75,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes. The Mallard Man, who had won the inaugural running of the race in 2011 and was second in 2012, finished sixth. Both geldings are out of the Bucksplasher mare Y Worry B Happy and were bred by their owners Five Star Racing Stable. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 27

March 27, 2014

Millionaire and dual Grade 1 winner Close Hatches is on track to come back to Oaklawn Park for the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on April 11. Juddmonte Farm’s 4-year-old filly, who had been idle since a second place finish in November’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), served notice that she is on her game with an impressive win in the $200,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn two weeks ago. Read More

BREWING TAKES GAZEBO STAKES IN FRONT RUNNING FASHION

March 23, 2014

Zayat Stable’s homebred Brewing made the successful jump from maiden winner to stakes winner with his front running victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gazebo Stakes. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 22

March 23, 2014

On Cloud Nine LLC’s Sugar Shock, the disqualified winner of the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 8, had a workout Saturday designed to help her avoid any more antics in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) April 7, the final local prep before the May 2 Kentucky Oaks (G1). The Candy Ride (Arg) filly worked a half mile in :46 2/5 between the third and fourth races Saturday to test a theory trainer Doug Anderson has about why the filly suddenly veered in the stretch impeding the eventual Honeybee winner Euphrosyne. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 20

March 20, 2014

Saturday’s $100,000 Gazebo Stakes at Oaklawn attracted a quality 10-horse field of 3-year-old sprinters and trainer Malcolm Pierce hopes that the lightly-raced Speightsong is ready to run with them, and run to his pedigree. Read More

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