Oaklawn News

Mocito Rojo Brings Wilson Back to Oaklawn for Fifth Season Stakes

The last time trainer Shane Wilson started a horse at Oaklawn was 2005 and it was for a $7,500 claiming price. The stakes will be considerably higher Saturday when the south-Louisiana-based Wilson sends out Mocito Rojo for his local debut in the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses at a mile.
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COMPETITIVE SMARTY JONES HIGHLIGHTS OPENING DAY

One entrant in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds opening day Friday at Oaklawn landed in Steve Haskin’s first 2020 Derby Dozen released earlier this in week on the industry web site BloodHorse.com, but it wasn’t the Grade 1 winner, the Grade 2 winner or the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) starter.
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Casse Looking to Add to Triple Crown Trail Success

Mark Casse had the Midas touch last year in Triple Crown races/preps, and the trainer will try to add to that success when he sends out lightly raced Lynn’s Map in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at 1 mile, Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races.
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Smarty Jones Field Draws Nine for Opening Day

Nine horses, including four from Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, were entered Friday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races.
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Smarty Jones Stakes Field Taking Shape

The Oaklawn racing office listed seven horses late Thursday morning as probable for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that kicks off the local road to the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11.
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Trainer Brad Cox Eying Oaklawn Stakes

Oaklawn opens Jan. 24, but trainer Brad Cox is already targeting major local races in February for two of his most promising runners now based at Fair Grounds and a third already in Hot Springs.
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Three Technique On Target for Smarty Jones Start

Trainer Jeremiah Englehart said Thursday morning that Three Technique is still scheduled to tackle stakes company for the first time in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Jan. 24, a 1-mile event that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races.
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