Racing News

AIREOFDISTINCTION REBOUNDS LATE FOR SPRING FEVER VICTORY

February 22, 2014

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is making quite a habit out of winning stakes races this meet at Oaklawn and did not disappoint the backers that made his mount, Aireofdistinction, the 2-1 favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes. After looking well beaten in the stretch, the filly came back to beat Chortle by a slim nose for her first career stakes victory and it was the fifth stakes win of the season for Santana Jr. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes: Feb. 22

February 22, 2014

Add Mother Nature to the list of challenges facing the talented colt, Ami’s Holiday, being pointed to Oaklawn’s series of graded stakes races for 3-year-olds and then a potential Triple Crown campaign. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes: Feb. 20

February 20, 2014

Sittin at the Bar returns to Oaklawn for the first time since her fifth-place finish in last March’s Honeybee Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles, but there are compelling reasons to expect she’ll fare much better in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes. Although the Louisiana-bred 4-year-old filly is taking on older mares in open company, she is undefeated at the 5 1/2 f distance of the race and is riding a two-race win streak. Read More

TAPITURE WINS SOUTHWEST OVER STRONG MANDATE

February 18, 2014

Winchell Thoroughbred’s homebred Tapiture secured 10 points and a place along the Derby trail with his runaway victory in Monday’s $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before a crowd of 25,622. Trainer Steve Asmussen said he will now continue down the path toward the April 12 Arkansas Derby and May 3 Kentucky Derby with a likely start in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes March 15. Read More

DON’T TELL SOPHIA COMES FROM LAST FOR BAYAKOA REPEAT

February 17, 2014

Don’t Tell Sophia wasn’t in a hurry leaving the gate, but she quickly got herself into gear and easily drew off to win her second straight $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes Sunday by three lengths. Last year, the heavy 2-to-5 favorite won both the Pippin and Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn and she had previously repeated her Pippin victory Jan. 18. Read More

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