Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Report: Arkansas Derby Winner Magnum Moon Draws Post 16 for the Kentucky Derby

Unbeaten Arkansas Derby and Rebel winner Magnum Moon drew post 16 for the Kentucky Derby and was then installed the 6-1 third choice in the program for Saturday’s 1 ¼-mile race at Churchill Downs; Sassy Sienna and Wonder Gadot, 1-2, respectively, in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) April 13 at Oaklawn, are among a full field of 14 entered in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) Friday at Churchill Downs.
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Oaklawn Report: Exclamation Point Ready For Stakes Action After Latest Win

Unbeaten 3-year-old Exclamation Point is likely headed for stakes company following his 1 ¼-length allowance/optional claiming victory April 12 at Keeneland, trainer Brad Cox said Saturday morning; Multiple Oaklawn stakes winner Chanel’s Legacy will be re-evaluated late this month after suffering a “cracked pelvis” at the start of the $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3) Sept. 23 at Charles Town, breeder/owner Allen Poindexter said April 12.
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MAGNUM MOON REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH IMPRESSIVE ARKANSAS DERBY WIN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 14, 2018) – Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon is now a perfect four for four and holds the top position on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard after scoring an impressive victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) before a crowd of 64,500. The Todd Pletcher-trainee added 100 points to his 50 from winning Oaklawn’s March 17 Rebel Stakes (G2) to bring his total to 150 points, 16 more than champion Good Magic.
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UNBRIDLED MO PULLS UPSET IN APPLE BLOSSOM

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 12, 2018) – One day before he sends out the favorite Magnum Moon for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was the one pulling the upset when Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo drew away from heavy 1-9 favorite Unique Bella to win the $700,000 Apple Blossom (G1) by 2 ½ lengths.
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SASSY SIENNA PREVAILS IN FANTASY UPSET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 13, 2018) – The bridesmaid became the bride Friday when Medallion Racing and Jerry McClanahan’s Sassy Sienna got up late to win the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) after a second and third in the earlier prep races this season at Oaklawn.
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