Officer Rocket (GB)

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Curlin Clobbers Arkansas Derby Field

Curlin Clobbers Arkansas Derby Field

Undefeated Curlin made like Smarty Jones in winning Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and heads into next month's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as the potential favorite following his record 10 1/2-length demolition job at Oaklawn Park.

Haskin's Weekend Analysis: Looking for Street Signs

Well, this is it, the final major Derby prep weekend. After this, there is only the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) for horses hoping to hop aboard at the last minute. All eyes now turn to Street Sense, who can emerge from the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) as a solid Derby favorite. But he has to get by Great Hunter first.

Curlin Sweeps Into Derby Picture With Rebel Rout

Curlin Sweeps Into Derby Picture With Rebel Rout

Curlin, coming off a dazzling maiden debut victory by nearly 13 lengths six weeks ago, was equally impressive Saturday, leaving his field behind while capturing the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park in his first start for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Hard Spun Takes Unbeaten Mark Into Southwest

Fox Hill Farm's Hard Spun, a son of Danzig who has won all four of his career starts for trainer J. Larry Jones, heads a cast of nine for the $250,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park, a fertile ground for grooming contenders for the $2 million Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

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Trainer Sandra A. Dono
Jockey Luis A. Perez
Owner Bybee Road Farm
Breeder Miss J. Chaplin


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Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 1189
Weanling Amanda Skiffington West Moor Stud $75,792
Hip 978
Yearling Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent ($120,000)
Hip 181
Two-year-old Frank Fletcher Racing Operation Nick de Meric, agent $190,000

Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.

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