Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million dollar Arkansas Derby will be the 33rd official prep race on the road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby as well as the final one at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/8-mile race attracted a field of eleven 3-year-olds who will compete for the 100-40-30-20-10 points that go to the top five eligible finishers. Here is a look at the entrants. 1. BOURBON BASH … Continue reading Who Wins The Arkansas Derby ?
The Road to the Kentucky Derby takes its final pass through Oaklawn Park on Saturday when the track hosts the $1.25 million dollar, Grade 1 Arkansas Derby. The field of 3-year-olds will travel 1 ⅛ miles on the main track in search of the prestigious Win that also includes maximum Derby qualifying points. Historically, there have been many great horses that have Won this marque event of the … Continue reading Arkansas Derby Historical Talent
The Grade 2, $1 million dollar Rebel Stakes on Saturday, is the third of four official prep races at Oaklawn Park on The Road To The Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/16-mile race has attracted eleven 3-year-olds who will compete for the 50-20-15-10-5 points that go to the top five eligible finishers. 1. VERIFYING [ML 2-1] Trainer: Brad Cox. Jockey: Florent Geroux. Was a debut Winner at Saratoga … Continue reading Who Wins The Rebel Stakes ?
This Saturday is the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile event known for producing the occasional Kentucky Derby Winner- SMARTY JONES (2004) and 2015 Triple Crown Winner AMERICAN PHAROAH. History tells us a lot about the Rebel, which along with a $1 million purse, also awards Kentucky Derby qualification points to the top five finishers on a 50-20-15-10-5 basis. Looking over the last 10-15 editions reveals … Continue reading Trends That Tend To Win The Rebel
Apart from the goings on at Gulfstream Park Saturday there is also a Kentucky Derby points race. The Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park will offer more KD qualifying points Saturday than it has in years past. There is a total of 40 points up for grabs with the top five finishers (if eligible) receiving 20-8-6-4-2 points in descending order. A field of nine was … Continue reading The Southwest Stakes
The 2022-23 racing season opened today Oaklawn Park. The first organized horse racing at Oaklawn began on February 24, 1905. The Midwest track features some of the country’s top winter dirt racing. The 68-day racing season extends until Kentucky Derby day- May 6th. Racing at Oaklawn boasts big fields, good betting races for handicappers, an excellent stakes program, and very strong purses fueled by gaming … Continue reading They’re Racing At Oaklawn
By 1988, D. Wayne Lukas had established himself as one of America’s top trainers. The Kentucky Derby, however, had eluded him; he had not yet Won it despite having 12 starters since 1981. WINNING COLORS by being Victorious in the 1988 Santa Anita Oaks, established herself as a Derby prospect. She crushed the competition in a dominant gate-to-wire performance in the Oaks Winning by eight lengths. … Continue reading Fillies, Preps, & The Derby
Oaklawn Park will host its final Kentucky Derby prep race Saturday with the running of the $1million dollar, Grade 1 Arkansas Derby. A field of 3-year-olds will travel 1 ⅛ miles on dirt in search of Derby qualifying points. The Winner will get 100 points, while the runner-up will receive 40, the 3rd-place finisher 20, and the 4th-place finisher 10. The race was first held in … Continue reading Arkansas Derby = Talent
The Grade 2, $1 million dollar Rebel Stakes is the third stop on the Oaklawn Park road to the 2022 Kentucky Derby. A field of 11 will race 1 1/16 miles, and the top four finishers (if eligible) will earn a share of 50-20-10-5 Derby qualifying points Here is a closer look this year’s contest. It is listed as race 11 on a card of 12 with … Continue reading Who Wins The Rebel Stakes ?
The Road to the Kentucky Derby is up and running, and the stakes only get bigger over the next few weeks. This Saturday, Oaklawn Park plays host to perhaps the most important prep race to date, when a field of eleven 3-year-olds will square off in the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The race is contested at a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) … Continue reading The Rebel Stakes