November 29, 2020

Five points to ponder: Arkansas Derby doubleheader

May 1, 2020 0

Saturday’s Arkansas Derby (G1) turned into a doubleheader when 22 horses entered, but the two divisions didn’t stack up evenly at Oaklawn Park. The first division marks the eagerly anticipated stakes debut of Charlatan, who […]

Five points to ponder: Rebel and Jeff Ruby Steaks

March 13, 2020 0

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) points races, the $1 million Rebel (G2) and $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), have different characteristics. The Rebel on the Oaklawn Park dirt has greater relevance for the Triple Crown trail […]

Nadal draws rail in eight-horse Rebel

March 11, 2020 0

He lost with short-priced favorites in last year’s two divisions of the race, but trainer Bob Baffert’s record in the $1 million Rebel (G2) remains impeccable with six victories since 2010. For Saturday’s renewal, the […]

Five points to ponder: Southwest

February 16, 2020 0

Oaklawn Park’s road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) continues in Monday’s Southwest (G3). The last scoring race with the minimum 10-4-2-1 points structure, it boasts a $750,000 purse that has attracted a couple of shippers […]

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