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Tejano Twist Favored Over Nine Sprint Veterans In Oaklawn’s Whitmore

Tejano Twist is the 3-1 program favorite for the $200,000 Whitmore Stakes (G3) for older sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Probable post time for the six-furlong Whitmore, the eighth of 10 races, is 4:22 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 12:35 p.m. The card also features the $500,000 Essex Handicap (G3) for older […]

Lukas Aiming For ‘Consistency’ With Last Samurai In Saturday’s Essex

Although Last Samurai is a millionaire multiple graded stakes winner, he’s never won consecutive races. He gets another shot, this time as the 5-2 program favorite, in the $500,000 Essex Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Essex, the ninth of 10 races, is 4:54 […]

Oaklawn Face-Off: Secret Oath Draws Off In Azeri, Clairiere Second

Briland Farm’s 2022 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Secret Oath Stamped herself as a filly to watch in 2023 with her impressive victory at Oaklawn Park in Saturday’s $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) before an on-track crowd of 36,000. The Arrogate filly was making her first start since finishing fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) for […]

Millionaires Clairiere, Secret Oath Face Off In Saturday’s Azeri

It’s a prep that could pass for the main event. Millionaire Grade 1 winners Clairiere and Secret Oath are among eight horses entered in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles Saturday at Oaklawn. The Azeri headlines a 10-race program that begins at 12:35 p.m. Probable post time […]

Oaklawn, Arkansas HBPA Launch $400 Per Horse Owners’ Reward

For the first time ever, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas and the Arkansas H.B.P.A. will honor Thoroughbred owners with a $400 per horse cash reward, regardless of where their horse finishes in a race, beginning March 18 through the end of the racing season, May 6, 2023. Stakes races are excluded from […]

Road To The Kentucky Derby: Confidence Game Springs 18-1 Surprise In Rebel

A colt from a family bred for success shuffled the deck on the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail when Don’t Tell My Wife Stables’ Confidence Game swept to victory in Saturday’s $1-million Rebel Stakes (G2) before a crowd of 42,000 at Oaklawn. The 18-1 upset came under jockey James Graham and touched off a raucous celebration […]

Road To The Kentucky Oaks: Big Late Charge Propels Wet Paint To Honeybee Victory

Over a wet track, Godolphin homebred Wet Paint unveiled a masterpiece by storming from last to first in Saturday’s $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn. The winner of the Martha Washington Stakes at the Hot Springs, Ark. track in her previous start is 3-for-3 on wet tracks and now moves to the top of the […]

‘The Good Ones, They Can Do Anything’: Yuugiri Kicks Clear In The Slop For Comfortable Carousel Win

Sekie and Tsunebumi homebred Yoshihara’s 2022 Fantasy (G3) winner Yuugiri has returned to Oaklawn this season even stronger, winning her second straight impressively in Saturday’s $150,000 Carousel Stakes for older female sprinters. Yuugiri, the 3-2 favorite, and recent American Beauty Stakes winner Pretty Birdie both broke sharply and quickly distanced themselves from the field through […]

Oaklawn: Honeybee Stakes Attracts 12 Fillies With Oaks Aspirations

An evenly matched field of 12 is entered in the $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Honeybee, the 10th of 12 races, is 4:43 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at noon. The card also features the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds […]