April 16, 2021

Four points to ponder: 2021 Rebel Stakes

March 12, 2021 0

The shorthand storyline for Saturday’s $1 million Rebel S. (G2) is Bob Baffert versus Brad Cox. Will Hall of Famer Baffert extend his record grip on the Oaklawn Park feature, or will Cox continue his […]

Best of Hanson: 2020 Anthology

December 27, 2020 0

The cessation of racing in most jurisdictions during the darker days of the pandemic last spring afforded me the opportunity to produce a few more historically-oriented features during the course of the year than would […]

Nadal gamely stays perfect in Rebel

March 14, 2020 0

Nadal displayed terrific resolve and remained unbeaten in Saturday’s $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2), prevailing by three-quarters of a length over a sloppy Oaklawn Park track. Joel Rosario was up on the Bob Baffert-trained colt, […]

Derby Trail: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

March 15, 2019 0

by Noel Michaels We’re seven weeks out from the Kentucky Derby, and one of biggest weekends of the season so far with three major Kentucky Derby prep races – the March 9 Gotham (G3) at […]

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