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
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
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).
|Trainer||Randy L. Morse|
|Jockey||Ken S. Tohill|
|Owner||Tom R. Durant|
|Breeder||Don Alberto Corporation|
|Silver Dust View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Filare l'Oro||Hard Spun|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||De Meric Stables||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Don Alberto Corp.||$270,000|
|Two-year-old||Tom Durant||De Meric Sales, agent||$510,000|
|Fall At Last|