Longshots loom in Arkansas Derby

A field of 12 will line up at the gate for the 81st running of the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby this Saturday. The Kentucky Derby aspirants will go 1 1/8 miles over the Oaklawn Park oval. 100 Derby points will be awarded to the winner, virtually assuring that colt a spot in the…

Weekly jockey review, 3/22/17; Bejarano’s back

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys are standing out at their respective tracks. Be sure to use this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Despite traveling to Oaklawn on Saturday, Irad Ortiz Jr. managed to win four at “The Big A” last week, extending his…

American Anthem aims for stakes glory in Rebel

The Grade II, $900,000 Rebel Stakes, Oaklawn’s penultimate Kentucky Derby prep, is the feature at the Arkansas oval this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a field of 11 looking for their share of 85 Kentucky Derby points (50 to the winner). Post time for the Rebel, the 10th race of the day, is 6:06…