Oaklawn News

MIA MISCHIEF DOMINATES PURPLE MARTIN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 23, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mia Mischief did not disappoint as the heavy favorite, drawing off to win Saturday’s $150,000 Purple Martin Stakes by 8 ¼ lengths before a crowd of 20,500.
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MIA MISCHIEF EVEN-MONEY IN PURPLE MARTIN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 23, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mia Mischief is the even-money program favorite for the $150,000 Purple Martin Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn.
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Barn Notes: Connections Considering Several Options for Amy’s Challenge

Novogratz Racing Stables Inc.’s Amy’s Challenge is under consideration for the $500,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) April 7 at Keeneland and the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) April 13 at Oaklawn, trainer Mac Robertson said Thursday morning; David Cabrera, Oaklawn’s second-leading rider this year, said Thursday morning that he will ride at Prairie Meadows after the meet ends April 14.
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OAKLAWN RACING CLUB TO LAUNCH MARCH 24

Oaklawn is giving race fans the chance to experience Thoroughbred ownership in a low-risk, low-cost fashion with the Oaklawn Racing Club. The Racing Club will offer up to 200 shares at $500 each in a horse that will be purchased privately and trained by multiple stakes-winning Oaklawn trainer and native Arkansan Ron Moquett. Moquett, who is well known for selecting top horses such as Whitmore and Petrov for moderate prices, will identify and purchase an unraced 2-year-old with the goal of starting several times as a juvenile before launching its 3-year-old season at Oaklawn next year. The 2019 season runs Jan. 11 – April 13.
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Barn Notes: Oaklawn Sets Handle Record Rebel Day

Total pari-mutuel handle on Saturday’s 10-race Rebel Day card at Oaklawn was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, eclipsing marks set from last year’s corresponding program, despite one fewer race; Not only may Martini Glass return to Oaklawn for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares April 13, trainer Keith Nations said he could have a small string in Hot Springs for the first time in 2019.
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Barn Notes: Magnum Moon Exits Rebel Well; Eyes Arkansas Derby

The “most likely and most logical spot” for Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon is the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14 at Oaklawn, trainer Todd Pletcher said following the unbeaten colt’s impressive victory in Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2).
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PLETCHER SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT REBEL WITH MAGNUM MOON

Saturday, March 17, 2018) – Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum secured 50 points towards Kentucky Derby eligibility and provided trainer Todd Pletcher with his second straight victory in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) with his authoritative win before a record crowd of 37,500. Pletcher won the race last year with Malagacy.
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