Racing News

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


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

Close Hatches Takes Azeri; Golden Lad Wins Razorback

March 16, 2014

Millionaire Close Hatches demonstrated her talent and her class by coming back from a long layoff to defeat a stellar field in gate-to-wire fashion in the $200,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, and Golden Lad posted a mild upset while scoring a dominating victory in the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) on the Rebel Stakes Day undercard. Read More

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