Oaklawn News

SILVER PROSPECTOR WINS SOUTHWEST STAKES

Ed and Susie Orr’s Silver Prospector rebounded from a fourth in the opening day Smarty Jones Stakes to secure his position as a leading Kentucky Derby contender with a one-length victory in Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before a crowd of 19,500.
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WARRIOR’S CHARGE BEGINS YEAR WITH RAZORBACK VICTORY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 17, 2020) – Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stable LLC’s Warrior’s Charge kicked off his 4-year-old campaign with an impressive, hard-fought victory in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) before a crowd of 19,500.
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GO GOOGLE YOURSELF WINS BAYAKOA

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 17, 2020) – Jay Em Ess Stable’s Go Google Yourself wore down 6-5 favorite Whoa Nellie in the final strides to win Monday’s $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3).
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COX STICKING TO PLAN WITH SOUTHWEST FAVORITE ANSWER IN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020) – Brad Cox had a plan and the high-percentage trainer will find out Monday afternoon at Oaklawn if that plan is successful when he sends out lightly raced Answer In in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.
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PIONEER SPIRIT LOOKS TO EXTEND STREAK IN RAZORBACK

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020) – After chipping away at his hefty claim price, Pioneer Spirit can blast his connections into the black with a strong performance in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles Monday at Oaklawn.
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WHOA NELLIE STEPS INTO FAVORITE’S ROLE FOR BAYAKOA

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020) – Whoa Nellie was 20-1 in the program for her stakes debut last month, but she’s the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares Monday at Oaklawn.
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RING LEADER REMAINS PERFECT WITH DIXIE BELLE VICTORY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020) – Novogratz Racing Stables Inc.’s Ring Leader, coming off an impressive opening day victory, increased her career record to a perfect three for three following her mild upset in Saturday’s $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before an on-track crowd of 20,500.
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