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‘Weight Off The Shoulders’: Riley Mott Off The Duck At Oaklawn

Trainer Riley Mott recorded his first career Oaklawn victory in last Sunday’s second race with House Wrecker ($5.40) under leading rider Cristian Torres. Mott, 31, went out on his own Nov. 1 after assisting his father, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, for eight years. House Wrecker, who captured the $6,250 claiming sprint for older […]

Southwest Stakes: Can Unbeaten Corona Bolt Carry Speed Around Two Turns?

The morning after winning the $250,000 Smarty Jones Stakes New Year’s Day at Oaklawn, trainer Brad Cox was asked where he would be Jan. 28. “I’ll probably be in Miami,” Cox said. “Cyberknife’s meant a lot to us. He’s a good colt. I’m definitely sad to see him go because I feel like he’s just […]

‘A Different Horse Now’: Razorback, Middle East Trip Among Options For Runaway Oaklawn Winner Ginobili

Following his powerful victory in the $150,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses Jan. 14 at Oaklawn, Ginobili returned Tuesday to his Southern California base to begin preparing for his yet-to-be determined next start, trainer Peter Miller said Thursday afternoon. Miller said Ginobili will be considered for the $600,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses […]

Three Generations Connected: 24-Year-Old Keith Asmussen’s ‘Sentimental’ First Oaklawn Win Came For D. Wayne Lukas

A race result last weekend at Oaklawn was a reminder that D. Wayne Lukas has been producing Kodak moments for a long, long time. The latest historical snapshot represented three generations, five-plus decades and again linked two of the most prominent names in American horse racing history. Jockey Keith James Asmussen’s first career Oaklawn victory […]

Brisset: Yuugiri To Use Oaklawn’s Carousel As Springboard To Grade 1 Bid

Grade 3 winner Yuugiri will be pointed to the $150,000 Carousel Stakes for older female sprinters Feb. 25 at Oaklawn, trainer Rodolphe Brisset said Sunday morning. Yuugiri was among Oaklawn’s leading 3-year-old fillies last year after winning the Fantasy Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles in April. Following a lengthy vacation, Yuugiri was a sharp […]

Game Plan Pending For Cox’s Impressive Oaklawn Winner Verifying, Trainer Reveals Possible Next Starts For Half Dozen Other 3YOs

Stalk, pounce, and draw away. Verifying made it look easy Saturday at Oaklawn, rolling to a 5 ¼-length entry-level allowance victory in his 3-year-old debut for trainer Brad Cox. Verifying, a Justify half brother to champion Midnight Bisou, was making his first start since finishing sixth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at […]

‘If You Don’t Like Him, You Don’t Like A Horse’: C Z Rocket’s 2023 Campaign Could Include Oaklawn, Dubai

Millionaire and two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up C Z Rocket could return to Oaklawn during the current meet, said Peter Miller, trainer of the 9-year-old gelding who has two previous stakes wins at the Hot Springs, Ark. track. The Southern California-based C Z Rocket closed his 2022 campaign with runner-up finishes in the Santa […]

‘I Feel So Blessed’: Jockey Ramsey Zimmerman Makes Successful Return To Race Riding

Ramsey Zimmerman has launched another riding comeback, and although the sample size is small, it’s already a success after he guided Enchanted Nile to a front-running nose victory in Friday’s third race at Oaklawn. It marked the jockey’s first victory in almost 5 ½ years. “It’s truly everything to me,” Zimmerman, 40, said roughly two […]