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Makin the Dough Gets the Cash in Will Rogers Handicap

Makin the Dough Gets the Cash in Will Rogers Handicap

Three Oklahoma-bred battled to the wire in Tuesday’s $55,000 Will Rogers Handicap at Will Rogers Downs, and it was Rick Engel’s Makin the Dough who prevailed by a neck under jockey Bryan McNeil. The Roger Engel trainee clocked a mile and 70 yards in 1:43.17 in the race for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Bred by […]

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Welder Remains Red-Hot with Another Stakes Win at Will Rogers

Welder Remains Red-Hot with Another Stakes Win at Will Rogers

For the second year in a row, Welder scored a victory in the $55,000 TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes on Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs. With Travis Cunningham up for trainer Theresa Luneack, the 4-year-old gelding by Mighty Acres stallion The Visualiser was never seriously threatened and prevailed by four lengths in 1:09 flat for six […]

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Hailstorm Slew Takes Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers

Hailstorm Slew Takes Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers

Odds-on favorite Hailstorm Slew rolled to a decisive victory in Tuesday’s $55,000 Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers Downs for older Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares. Bred, owned and trained by C.R. Trout, the 4-year-old filly by Munnings sprinted six furlongs in 1:09.34 with Luis Quinonez aboard. Hailstorm Slew now has a record of 12-5-2-1 […]

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Trainer Scott Young Sweeps Cinema Handicap Exacta at Will Rogers with JS Pearljam, Hey Baby

Trainer Scott Young Sweeps Cinema Handicap Exacta at Will Rogers with JS Pearljam, Hey Baby

The $55,000 Cinema Handicap for 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred fillies on Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs came down to a photo finish, but there was no doubt the winner was from the Scott Young barn as his two runners finished more than 10 lengths clear of the rest of the field. At the wire it was Shirley […]

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Jockey C.J. McMahon Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park

Jockey C.J. McMahon Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park

After setting a record for most victories by a jockey last spring and summer at Lone Star Park, C. J. McMahon has ventured to Gulfstream Park to seek success during the 2017 Spring and Summer Meets. “I think it might be a good opportunity to get to where I want to be in my career,” […]

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Oklahoma-bred Welder Wins Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers

Oklahoma-bred Welder Wins Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers

Winning his third straight race and seventh of 11 career starts, Oklahoma-bred Welder drew clear to a two-length win in Tuesday’s $51,500 Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. The 4-year-old gelding ran six furlongs in 1:09.83 with Travis Cunningham in the saddle for trainer Theresa Luneack and owner Ra-Max Farms LLC. Welder was bred […]

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Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Posts Huge Increases in Second Year of Operation

Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Posts Huge Increases in Second Year of Operation

The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale held Tuesday on the grounds of Lone Star Park posted numbers that dwarfed those of the first juvenile auction held last year by the Texas Thoroughbred Association, which took over as the sale’s operator from Fasig-Tipton. With 70 of 93 head sold, this year’s auction recorded gross receipts of […]

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Minnesota-bred Rockin the Bleu’s Wins Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers

Minnesota-bred Rockin the Bleu’s Wins Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers

Blue Valley Farm LLC”s Rockin the Bleu’s scored her first open company stakes win on Monday with a half-length victory in the $50,000 Miranda Diane Stakes at Will Rogers Downs. Bryan McNeil rode the 6-year-old Rockport Harbor mare for trainer Mike Biehler and stopped the timer at 1:09.81 for six furlongs over a good track. […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

The Spring 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the rise of Oaklawn’s Triple Crown prep races, immigration issues facing the racing industry, the Bo Jackson of horse racing and much more. The issue also includes racing and […]

Arrogate’s Dam Bubbler and Her Southwest Connection

Arrogate’s Dam Bubbler and Her Southwest Connection

Arrogate has captured the attention of the horse racing world and the public at large with his spectacular rise to stardom, mostly recently showcased with a dominating win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Raceourse in the United Arab Emirates. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song won despite a horrendous break out […]

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