Friday, March 20 2015


American Pharoah Set to Return for Arkansas Derby


Champion American Pharoah will be returning to Oaklawn for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11, owner Ahmed Zayat said Friday afternoon.Among the country’s leading Kentucky Derby candidates, American Pharoah opened his 2015 campaign with a front-running 6 1/4-length victory in last Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), the final major local prep for the Arkansas Derby.





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Thursday, March 19 2015


Upstart Readies for Final Florida Derby Breeze


BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) winner and Besilu Stables Florida Derby contender Upstart will have his final pre-race breeze for Gulfstream’s signature event this weekend, according to trainer Rick Violette, Jr.





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WAR STORY BULLETS IN FINAL LOUISIANA DERBY WORK


Loooch Racing Stables and Chris Dunn’s War Story put the finishing touches on his preparation for the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby (Mar.28) on Wednesday morning with a bullet work in :58.80 over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track for trainer Tom Amoss. Working early in the morning, the son of Northern Afleet negotiated those five panels in a move that mirrored his bullet work at Oaklawn Park in :47 flat on Feb. 11 – his final preparation prior to a runner-up finish in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 21.





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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Thursday, March 19


Far Right Works toward Arkansas Derby Start

Far Right continued preparations for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 by working five furlongs after the renovation break Thursday morning at Oaklawn under Greta Kuntzweiler. Far Right, who worked in company with stablemate Peteizum, a 5-year-old starter-allowance gelding, was credited with 1:00.80 over a fast-rated surface. According to clockers, he covered his final quarter-mile in :24.40 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.80. Peteizum went 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.





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Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens dead at 85


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, who trained hundreds of stakes winners on the New York Racing Association circuit and engineered some of the biggest upsets in racing history, died late Wednesday afternoon in a South Florida hospital after a brief illness. He was 85.





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Florida Derby Day Stakes Draw 216 Nominations


Eight Stakes, Seven Graded, Worth $2.25 Million on March 28 Program

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A total of 216 horses were nominated to eight stakes, seven of them graded, worth $2,250,000 on the March 28 program at Gulfstream Park, anchored by the 64th running of the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1).





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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Wednesday, March 18


I Spent It Returns in Today’s 8th Race

Only one 3-year-old is entered in Wednesday’s featured eighth race at Oaklawn, a $67,000 third-level allowance. But, it’s a 3-year-old of note. Grade 2 winner I Spent It is scheduled to make his 2015 debut in the mile race, which co-owner Alex Lieblong calls an audition for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11.





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Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks


Post positions for Spiral Stakes and the Bourbonette Oaks have been announced today:

Spiral Stakes – Grade 3, $550,000:
1. Royal Son
2. Big Family
3. Watchyourownbobber
4. Wireless Future
5. Another Lemon Drop
6. Imperia
7. Magic Of Believing
8. Task Force Glory
9. Conquest Typhoon
10. Firespike
11. Metaboss
12. Dubai Sky





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Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks


Post positions for Spiral Stakes and the Bourbonette Oaks have been announced today:

Spiral Stakes – Grade 3, $550,000:
1. Royal Son
2. Big Family
3. Watchyourownbobber
4. Wireless Future
5. Another Lemon Drop
6. Imperia
7. Magic Of Believing
8. Task Force Glory
9. Conquest Typhoon
10. Firespike
11. Metaboss
12. Dubai Sky





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Tuesday, March 17 2015


Free as a Bird Ready to Fly in Wednesday’s Captiva Island


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Riding a five-race winning streak last fall, Free as a Bird was loaded onto a plane for a journey to Southern California in a quest to win her sixth straight stakes in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.

And then, the engines were turned on.





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Wildcat Red Named Florida-Bred Horse of the Year


Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Continues Recovery at Gulfstream Park

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Steadily progressing from a back injury suffered in his 2015 debut, Wildcat Red was named champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association at their annual awards banquet Monday night in Ocala.





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12 HORSES VYING FOR POSITION IN TURFWAY’S SPIRAL STAKES


Post Positions to be Drawn Tomorrow at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati


March 17, 2015 (Florence, KY) – A dozen three-year-old thoroughbreds will compete in the $550,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park this Saturday, and one will go on to qualify for the famed Kentucky Derby.





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