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Divine Queen Shocks in $100,000 Dogwood

Divine Queen Shocks in $100,000 Dogwood

LOUISVILLE, KY – William “Buff” Bradley and Carl Hurst’s homebred Divine Queen pulled off a 51/1 shocker Saturday, shooting up the rail in the slop for her first big score in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs. Breaking from post 2 under Calvin Borel as the biggest longshot in the nine-horse field,… Read More

The Player Doesn’t Play Around In G3 Mineshaft

The Player Doesn’t Play Around In G3 Mineshaft

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Carl Hurst and William Bradley’s homebred The Player was decidedly not playing on Saturday, donning blinkers and wiring the field by open lengths in the Grade 3, $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds. Breaking well as the even-money favorite under Calvin Borel, The Player went straight to the lead and… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 2 of 6: Ten Jockey’s to Watch for in 2017

Oaklawn Preview Part 2 of 6: Ten Jockey’s to Watch for in 2017

Ricardo Santana Jr. Here is your four time Oaklawn riding champion! The young and talented jockey had done well in previous years at Oaklawn, but EXPLODED in 2013 and 2014 winning the racing title by an eye-popping twenty-four races in each of the two seasons. Two years ago the race got a… Read More

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Churchill Downs Opens 11-Day September Meet Friday

Churchill Downs Opens 11-Day September Meet Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016) – Racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 16) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its fourth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Oct. 2. Inaugurated… Read More

Oaklawn Park Barn Notes: Hall of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel to Retire

Oaklawn Park Barn Notes: Hall of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel to Retire

Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel has retired, effectively immediately, his agent, Larry Melancon, confirmed Wednesday morning at Oaklawn. Borel, Oaklawn’s leading rider in 1995 and 2001, couldn’t be reached for comment and no reason was given for the retirement. He was named on seven horses the next three racing days… Read More

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Oaklawn Report #3: Ivan Fullunovalot Dazzles in King Cotton Romp

Oaklawn Report #3: Ivan Fullunovalot Dazzles in King Cotton Romp

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: IVAN FALLUNOVALOT – Don’t mess with Ivan Fallunovalot at Oaklawn Park…especially early in the meet! In Saturday’s King Cotton he ran another fantastic race as he romped over a field that on paper looked to be very evenly matched. He has now… Read More

Defending Champ Ivan Fallunovalot Wins 2016 King Cotton at Oaklawn Park

Defending Champ Ivan Fallunovalot Wins 2016 King Cotton at Oaklawn Park

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016) – Lewis Matthews, Jr.’s Ivan Fallunovalot, sent off as the even-money favorite, drew off from his competition late to win Saturday’s $100,000 King Cotton Stakes for the second year in a row. Alsvid, who eventually turned the tables on Ivan Fallunovalot last year… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 2 of 6: Ten Jockey’s to Watch for in 2016

Oaklawn Preview Part 2 of 6: Ten Jockey’s to Watch for in 2016

Ricardo Santana Jr. Here is your back to back to BACK Oaklawn riding champion!  The young and talented jockey had done well in previous years at Oaklawn, but EXPLODED in 2013 and 2014 winning the racing title by an eye-popping twenty-four races in each of the two seasons.  Last year the race… Read More

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