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Super Stock An Upset Winner over Caddo River, Concert Tour In Arkansas Derby - Posted on: April 10, 2021

Arkansas Derby 2021 By Ed McNamara As expected, the Arkansas Derby was a duel into the stretch between front-runner Caddo River, the 3-1 second choice, and Concert Tour, the 3-10 favorite. Then the match race fell apart when along came 12-1 shot Super Stock. Ricardo Santana, Jr., saved ground along the rail down the backstretch, and his colt made a wide move into the stretch. Inside the eighth pole, Super Stock, on the outside, surged past Caddo River, who held second, and Concert Tour as he cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $1 million, Grade 1 stakes at

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An Early Look At The Kentucky Derby 2021 Field - Posted on: April 9, 2021

Seems hard to believe, but the 147th Kentucky Derby (G1) is three weeks away. Since the 146th Derby was run in September instead of its traditional date on the first Saturday in May due to COVID-19, this year’s Derby is just around the corner. Yes, there’s one more major Derby points qualifier remaining, the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday (April 10), plus the lesser-points prep Lexington Stakes (G3). But let’s take an early peek at the May 1 Derby lineup in what is likely to be a 20-horse maximum field. The Derby leaderboard has unbeaten Essential Quality (5-for-5)

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The Lineup: Eyes Of Kentucky Derby 2021 Viewers Are Upon Arkansas Derby - Posted on: April 9, 2021

By Richard Rosenblatt Calling all Kentucky Derby contenders! This is it. The Arkansas Derby (G1). A last big chance to collect enough qualifying points to get into a 20-horse maximum field and Run for the Roses. Win the race and you’re in with 100 points; run second and you’re likely in with 40 points; run third or fourth, and pick up 20 or 10 points, and it may be enough to boost your previous point total. But wait. There’s been no rush to Oaklawn Park for the $1 million race, and that’s unusual. A field of six – equaling the

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Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries: Concert Tour - Posted on: April 9, 2021

The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park is the final major points-qualifier for the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 1. A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile race that offers qualifying points of 100-40-20-10 the first four finishers. usracing.com is publishing profiles on the contenders in the days leading up to the race. Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries By Ed McNamara This colt emerged as a serious 3-year-old by leading throughout a 4 1/4-length runaway in Oaklawn Park’s Rebel Stakes, which Bob Baffert won for the eighth time. Heading into Saturday’s

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Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries: Super Stock - Posted on: April 9, 2021

The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park is the final major points-qualifier for the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 1. A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile race that offers qualifying points of 100-40-20-10 the first four finishers. usracing.com is publishing profiles on the contenders in the days leading up to the race. Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries By Lynne Snierson Super Stock will have to run a super race on Saturday to prove that he is a Kentucky Derby contender. Not only did he finish fourth in the Rebel (G2) on this

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Kentucky Derby 2021 Prep: Arkansas Derby - Posted on: April 9, 2021

By Margaret Ransom Each year the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) represents the end of yet another grueling road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Usually, it’s one of the more productive prep races for Derby runners and winners. American Pharoah used the Hot Springs route as a springboard to racing immortality in 2015 and this year, a small field of six is entered whose connections hope their charges may be half as talented as the 2015 Triple Crown winner. The final race offering 170 road to the Derby points will be awarded to the top four finishers , which in

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Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries: Get Her Number - Posted on: April 8, 2021

The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park is the final major points-qualifier for the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 1. A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile race that offers qualifying points of 100-40-20-10 the first four finishers. usracing.com is publishing profiles on the contenders in the days leading up to the race. Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries By Ed McNamara He made a splash in late September with an 8-1 upset in Santa Anita’s Grade 1 American Pharoah, and the goal was the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Plans changed when Get

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Eddie Mac’s Book: Baffert Set To Dominate Oaklawn’s Derby Preps Again - Posted on: April 8, 2021

By Ed McNamara Bob Baffert has ruled Santa Anita and Del Mar for a quarter of a century, during which he’s also owned so many spring weekends at Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont Park. The rich always manage to get richer, and in the past decade the Hall of Famer expanded his empire to Arkansas. His dominance of the Rebel Stakes, Oaklawn Park’s No. 2 Derby prep, is unprecedented — eight wins, four seconds and a third with 15 starters after running 1-2 with Concert Tour and Hozier last month. Jimmy Barnes, Baffert’s longtime assistant, is deputized to run the

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Arkansas Derby 2021 Entries: Caddo River - Posted on: April 8, 2021

Arkansas Derby Profile: Caddo River The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park is the final major points-qualifier for the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 1. A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile race that offers qualifying points of 100-40-20-10 the first four finishers. usracing.com is publishing profiles on the contenders in the days leading up to the race. By Ed McNamara He was a major disappointment in the Rebel, fading to fifth, beaten by 6 1/2 lengths, as the 6-5 favorite behind front-running winner Concert Tour. It was Caddo River’s

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Arkansas Derby 2021 Odds: Last Samurai - Posted on: April 8, 2021

Arkansas Derby 2021 Odds The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park is the final major points-qualifier for the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1). A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile race that offers qualifying points of 100-40-20-10 the first four finishers. usracing.com is publishing profiles on the contenders in the days leading up to the race. By Lynne Snierson At first glance, Last Samurai looks to be spotted rather ambitiously. After all, his only win and only time hitting the board was in a maiden special weight last year, he was fifth, 13 ½ lengths behind,

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