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…

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…

Uncontested out for more in Southwest

The Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes is the feature on President’s Day at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/16th-mile event is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for fourth place. The race drew 13 runners, including Smarty Jones winner and likely favorite UNCONTESTED. As always, feel free to check out…