Keyword: Oaklawn Park

  • One for the Roses: Danza

    Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on Danza's shocking performance in the Arkansas Derby and what it could mean for the Kentucky Derby contender.

  • Sugar Shock won the 2014 Fantasy Stakes.

    Anderson Seeks Sweet Victory With Sugar Shock

    Iowa-based trainer Doug Anderson isn't a well-known name in the Thoroughbred horse racing game. But when his filly Sugar Shock contests the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), things may change for the small-time conditioner.

  • Danza and Joe Bravo upset the Arkansas Derby.

    Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker

    Danza sent shock waves through the crowd of 63,186 at Oaklawn Park when he took command in upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12.

  • Will Take Charge delivers a victory in the Oaklawn Handicap.

    Will Take Charge Survives Oaklawn Inquiry

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge notched his first victory of the season in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 12 at Oaklawn Park, surviving multiple claims of foul and a lengthy inquiry.

  • That Handicapping Show: Blue Grass Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst are on location at Keeneland this week to handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Nine 3-year-old colts were entered in the Arkansas Derby.

    Arkansas Derby Invader Bayern Meets Tapiture

    Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.

  • Mark Casse

    Casse Optimistic About Derby Prep Starters

    While Coastline and Conquest Titan have not yet registered breakthrough graded stakes victories, trainer Mark Casse sees some positive signs as they prepare for their most important stakes races to date.

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    Commissioner Likely to Run in Arkansas Derby

    Commissioner, headed for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I), is among three horses multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher plans to send to to Oaklawn Park for the last day of the Racing Festival of the South.

  • After the Wire: Rebel Stakes

    Racing analyst J. Keeler Johnson stands in for Evan Hammonds this week as we look at the big racing weekend from Oaklawn Park.

  • After the Wire: Rebel Stakes

    Racing analyst J. Keeler Johnson stands in for Evan Hammonds this weekend as we look at a big racing weekend at Oaklawn Park.

  • The stretch battle during the Rebel Stakes.

    Rebel Rematch Expected in Arkansas Derby

    The first four finishers of the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 15 came out of the race none the worse in spite of the roughly-run final furlong, and three of them are definitely pointed for a return in the Arkansas Derby.

  • Golden Lad comes home strong to win the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn.

    Golden Lad Pulls Away for Razorback Romp

    Golden Lad struck for a fourth consecutive win March 15 after taking charge at the quarter pole at Oaklawn Park and drawing off to an open-length victory in the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III).

  • Close Hatches and Joel Rosario take the Azeri at Oaklawn Park.

    Close Hatches Proves Class in Azeri Stakes

    Favored at odds of 3-5 and making her first start of the season, Juddmonte's 4-year-old First Defence filly galloped wire to wire in the 1 1/16-mile test, taking rider Joel Rosario straight to the winner's circle March 15.

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    Strong Mandate Brings Lukas Back for More

    Every morning D. Wayne Lukas sends the first set out over the Arkansas oval, their hooves sinking softly in the freshly harrowed ground. On March 14, he supervised Rebel contender Strong Mandate and champion Will Take Charge.

  • Bath Time for Hoppertunity

    Rebel Stakes (gr.II) contender Hoppertunity gets a bath at Oaklawn with Baffert assistant Jimmy Barnes on the shank after training March 14.

  • Bath Time for Hoppertunity

    Rebel Stakes (gr.II) contender Hoppertunity gets a bath at Oaklawn with Baffert assistant Jimmy Barnes on the shank after training March 14.

  • Don't Tell Sophia won the 2014 Bayakoa Stakes.

    Azeri: Don't Tell Sophia Faces Close Hatches

    Don't Tell Sophia has sailed through the early part of 2014, but faces a stout test March 15 in the $200,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) against multiple grade I winner Close Hatches, On Fire Baby, and Flashy American.

  • Smarty Jones won the 2004 Rebel in a time of 1:42.07.

    Retro Rebel: Smarty Jones Wowed in 2004

    "He was just getting better... He matured and had filled out nicely. He was more rounded and he was more settled."--trainer John Servis on Smarty Jones at the time of his Rebel Stakes win.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Fires Bullet at Oaklawn

    Will Take Charge breezed a bullet half-mile March 2 at Oaklawn Park in his final local workout ahead of a tantalizing showdown with Mucho Macho Man and Game On Dude in the March 8 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Tapiture Gets Back to Work at Oaklawn Park

    Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Tapiture got back to serious work the morning of March 2 at Oaklawn Park as he prepares to make his next stop along the Triple Crown trail in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).

  • Tapiture wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Tapiture Strides on in Southwest

    Ron Winchell's homebred Tapiture made his season debut a stirring one Feb. 17 when he galloped to a 4 1/4-length victory over Strong Mandate in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.