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The Apple Blossom Handicap (Grade 1) Preview

1. Close Hatches Race Record: (9) 6-2-0 Earnings: $1,487,300 Jockey: Joel Rosario Trainer: Bill Mott Graded Stakes Victories: 4 The Verdict: Have to love the way Mott came to Oaklawn Park last time for the Azeri to test the waters before committing to this race. He was rewared for the… Read More

Blinkers Off 064: Oaklawn Park Stakes Racing Podcast Released

Blinkers Off 064: Oaklawn Park Stakes Racing Podcast Released

Blinkers Off has released a new episode! Blinkers Off provides weekly insights into the world of horse racing including race selections and previews, handicapping methods and exclusive stories. You can view all episodes of Blinkers Off by visiting our podcast page. Blinkers Off 064: Oaklawn Park Stakes Racing – March 14, 2014… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 3 of 6: The Older Females

While the Arkansas Derby will always get the most attention at Oaklawn, the Apple Blossom Handicap actually may be the most productive race of the entire meet.  It serves as the main objective for older fillies and mares at Oaklawn, and also brings in quite the competition from around the country.  Horse of the Year… Read More

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Apple Blossom Handicap: Tiz Miz Sue Seeks Grade 1 Victory

When it comes to Oaklawn Park Tiz Miz Sue has become a fixture, and a local fan favorite.  The six-year-old mare is currently in her fourth campaign at Oaklawn, and is thriving once again.  Last year she ran the race of her life when winning the Azeri Stakes, and this year she was able to… Read More

Kentucky Derby Betting: Wisdom of Crowds Results

You spoke, we listened.  To recap, we used the idea of Wisdom of Crowds to select our bets.  The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations, published in 2004, is a book written by James Surowiecki… Read More

Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) Preview

Free Past Performances Likely Winners: #6 Broadway’s Alibi (KY) – This is an all or nothing type pick, but after studying this field I feel like Broadway’s Alibi is the only horse that has shown true greatness this year.  Her race in the Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream was incredible, and… Read More

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Oaklawn Report #14: The Recap

First Annual Racing Dudes Oaklawn Awards Horse of the meet: Bodemeister – Even though he only ran once at Oaklawn, the Dudes just can’t deny him this award.  His Arkansas Derby win was the most impressive we’ve seen since Curlin.  Alternation was a very close second for this award, but Bodemeister could… Read More

Racing Festival of the South Preview

The Arkansas Derby: Probable Starters: Optimizer, Bodemeister, Secret Circle, Scatman, Stat, Heavy Breathing, Handsome Mike, Najjaar, Sabercat, On Fire Baby The main event of the Racing Festival of the South is the Arkansas Derby.  Over the years the Arkansas Derby has been one of the most productive preps in the nation.  This… Read More

Top 20 Kentucky Derby Prospects #6

1. Union Rags – He holds on to his number one spot for another week, but I don’t believe he is above and beyond them like so many others think.  We need to see another big performance from him in the Florida Derby. 2. Creative Cause – His win in… Read More


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