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  1. Plum Pretty wins Apple Blossom

    Mary Rampellini

    Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty got her 4-year-old season started in a powerful way Friday at Oaklawn Park, when she shuttled to a 2 1/4- length win over Absinthe Minded in the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  2. Absinthe Minded points to Apple Blossom

    Mary Rampellini

    Absinthe Minded, a two-time stakes winner at the meet who finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 3, $150,000 Azeri last Saturday, will advance to next month's Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  3. Secret Circle will return to go for sweep in Arkansas Derby

    Mary Rampellini

    Secret Circle will attempt to complete a sweep of Oaklawn Park's series for 3-year-olds next month, when he runs in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2012
  4. Smarty Jones trainer, jockey return in Southwest

    Mary Rampellini

    Smarty Jones connections return in Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  5. Baffert shipping Drill for Jackpot

    Mary Rampellini

    The Grade 3, $1 million race at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., will have a Grade 1 winner in the field for the first time Saturday after trainer Bob Baffert on Monday committed Drill, the Del Mar Futurity winner, to the 1 1/16-mile race.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  6. Wasted Tears three-peats off layoff

    Mary Rampellini

    The stakes races Saturday at Arlington, the Arlington Matron and the Arlington Classic, were of the Grade 3 and listed variety, but the winner of each may be ready for bigger game.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2011
  7. Havre de Grace reels in Switch in Apple Blossom

    Mary Rampellini

    Havre de Grace overcame a modest pace to run down a determined Switch and become both a Grade 1 winner and millionaire Friday in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2011
  8. Archarcharch likely to be a longshot again in Oaklawn's Rebel

    Mary Rampellini

    Despite a record in which he has won two stakes in four career starts, Archarcharch finds himself needing a big effort Saturday in the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel at Oaklawn to be looked upon as one of the nation's top 3-year-olds.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  9. Rebel Stakes prospects Archarcharch, Elite Alex breeze at Oaklawn...

    Mary Rampellini

    Archarcharch, winner of the Southwest Stakes, remains on target for the March 19 Rebel.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  10. Proven class vs. potential in Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park...

    Mary Rampellini

    Grant Jack, who is proven class as a stakes winner at two turns, and Archarcharch, who showed raw talent in winning his maiden in a stakes race, meet for the first time Monday in the $100,000 Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2011
  11. Trainer Larry Jones to come out of retirement at Oaklawn Park

    Mary Rampellini

    Larry Jones, who retired from training last November after reaching the pinnacle of the sport with Grade 1 winners Proud Spell, Hard Spun, Island Sand, and Kodiak Kowboy, plans to resume his training career when the Oaklawn Park meet opens in January.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2010
  12. Pleasant Prince pointing to BC Classic

    Mary Rampellini

    Pleasant Prince earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 100 for his win Sunday in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park and on Monday shipped back to the Keeneland base of his trainer, Wesley Ward.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2010
  13. Game On Dude invades to win Lone Star Derby

    Mary Rampellini

    Trainer Bob Baffert continued his stranglehold on the Lone Star Derby on Saturday, when Game on Dude gave him his fourth win in the race since Anet took the inaugural running in 1997.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  14. Duke of Mischief cruises in Oaklawn Handicap

    Mary Rampellini

    Duke of Mischief, who was a stakes winner last year at 3, looks he might be even better as an older horse.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  15. Mine That Bird gets back to work

    Mary Rampellini

    Last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird, has just resumed training at his home base of Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell, N.M., and later this spring is expected to set up shop at Churchill Downs, trainer Chip Woolley said.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  16. Rebel: Noble's Promise should shine on dirt

    Mary Rampellini

    Noble's Promise has raced exclusively on synthetic and turf surfaces to this point in his career, but there are reasons to believe that the Grade 1 winner might be an even better horse on dirt.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2010