Classic Empire let his actions silence some of the doubts that had mounted since February when he surged past Conquest Mo Money and Malagacy in late stretch to capture the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2014
Just like 2015 with Far Right and Whitmore last year, trainer Ron Moquett is trying to get to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with only one candidate—Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Petrov.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
Sham Stakes (G3) runner-up American Anthem has arrived for the purpose of making sure the Rebel Stakes (G2) remains trainer Bob Baffert's out-of-town playground.
Mastery's injury and weekend results impact the Derby Dozen, which features the return of some old faces.
It was a busy morning March 10 at Oaklawn Park for 3-year-olds pointing toward the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), with top local prospects Petrov, Silver Dust, and Uncontested all posting impressive works.
Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum's Uncontested will look to score an Oaklawn Park Triple Crown prep double in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3).
Lightly raced Petrov will make his next start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 20 at Oaklawn Park, co-owner and trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Thursday morning.
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16.
Of the eight entered for the Smarty Jones, which offers 17 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Warrior's Club is the lone stakes winner.
|Jockey||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Owner||Rialto Racing Stables, LLC, Moquett, Ron and Head of Plains Partners LLC|
|Breeder||Sun Valley Farm|
|Petrov View Five-Cross Pedigree||Flatter||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Two Creeks Partners||James B. Keogh, agent||$25,000|
|Yearling||Grand Oaks||James B. Keogh, agent||$55,000|
|Two-year-old||Steven W. Young, agent||Bobby Dodd, agent||$55,000|