Oaklawn News

FAVORITE MIDNIGHT BISOU WINS AZERI

Midnight Bisou charged to the lead in mid-stretch and held off Elate by a length to win the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn.
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ON HISTORIC DAY, OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES THIRD PURSE INCREASE

On the day Oaklawn made racing history by splitting the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) into two divisions, the track also announced its adding $1 million to the overnight purses for the third increase of the 2019 live season. Retroactive to the Thursday, March 14 card, purses for open allowance races will be $95,000, an increase of $7,000. Purses for open maidens will be $90,000. All other overnights will see increases of $2,000 to $4,000.
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Baffert Confirms Champion Game Winner and Improbable for Rebel

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Rebel Stakes a record six times, all since 2010. Baffert will have a chance to add to that total with unbeaten champion Game Winner and unbeaten Improbable ticketed for Saturday’s $1 million Grade 2 race at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13.
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