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Rebel Stakes

Date: March 14, 15
Purse: $600,000
Grade: II
Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 8.5 Furlongs
Age: 3 Year Olds
Sex: Both
Turf: Dirt

Oaklawn Park
P.O. Box 699 2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71902


Super Ninety Nine, a runaway winner of the G3 Southwest S. over this track last month, returns to take on two rivals from that contest and eight new faces for a piece of the 600,000 purse and 85 Kentucky Derby qualifying points awarded to the top four finishers on a 50-20-10-5 basis. The Bob Baffert trainee will have to overcome the extreme outside post and use every bit of his early speed if he s to wire this field like he did in the Southwest. He figures to be challenged for the lead by former stablemate Title Contender, who will be making his 1 st start for Wayne Catalano after running 2 nd here in a 1 1/16m OC 62500n1 on 2/17. G3 Lecomte champ Oxbow breaks from between those two in the 10-hole and also should be fowardly-placed early. D. Wayne Lukas charge was caught late when last seen in the G2 Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds but finished 4 th only half a length behind surprise winner Ive Struck a Nerve. Of the speed horses, Delhomme drew the most favorable post - 4 - for his seasonal debut. He ended his juvenile campaign with a close 3 rd in the G2 Remsen S. at Aqueduct. Another Lukas trainee, Will Take Charge, won the Smarty Jones S. over this course in January with a stalking trip then showed nothing in the sloppy Southwest. Texas Bling won the Springboard Mile as 2-year-old then missed by just a neck in the Smarty Jones. Like Will Take Charge, he finished up the track in the Southwest. Den s Legacy gives Baffert a stalking threat if Super Ninety Nine fails. He was no match for stablemate Flashback in the G2 Robert Lewis S. at Santa Anita and makes his first start outside of California after amassing a 10-2-5-1 record in the Golden State. Carve, who was claimed from his winning debut by Steve Asmussen, rated nicely to beat the more experienced Title Contender when making his 2 nd start in that optional claiming contest. Treasury Bill is another California invader in the field and should be rolling late as he makes his 2-turn debut off a 2 nd in the G2 San Vicente S. at Santa Anita. Deep closer Stormy Holiday was a bit of a surprise entrant and should get the pace set up and added distance he needs for his graded stakes debut. The inconsistent Hardrock Eleven comes off the worst whipping of his life, having barely lifted a hoof in the Risen Star.

Rebel Stakes is a Grade2 horse racing event that is organized at Oaklawn Park. It has a purse value of 600,000. Horses that can cover a distance of 8.5 furlongs may participate in the race.
The Rebel Stakes is a thoroughbred horseracing event and is run at a distance of eight and a half furlongs on the dirt track of Oaklawn Park Racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas. At present, it offers a purse of 300,000 and is considered as the second leg of the Oaklawn three-year-old program the first being the Southwest Stakes and the third the Arkansas Derby. The Rebel Stakes was inaugurated as a Handicap race and is now considered as one of the preparatory races of the United States Triple Crown series. On November 28th, 2007 American graded stakes committee upgraded this horseracing event to a grade II. Win Willy is the proud winner of 2009.

Rebel Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2012 Secret Circle Bob Baffert Rafael Bejarano Watson/Pegram/Weitman 1:44.55
2011 The Factor Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Fog City Stable & G. Bolton 1:42.19
2010 Lookin at Lucky Bob Baffert Garrett Gomez Mike Pegram/Watson/Weitman 1:43.06
2009 Win Willy McLean Robertson Cliff Berry Jer-Mar Stable LLC 1:44.41
2008 Sierra Sunset Jeff Bonde Chris Emigh Lebherz/Mariani/Schmitt/Wirth 1:43.88
2007 Curlin Steve Asmussen Robby Albarado Padua Stables et al. 1:44.70
2006 Lawyer Ron Robert E. Holthus John McKee James T. Hines, Jr. 1:44.09
2005 Greater Good Robert E. Holthus John McKee Lewis Lakin 1:44.92
2004 Smarty Jones John Servis Stewart Elliott Roy & Patricia Chapman 1:42.07
2003 Crowned King Billy McKeever Chandra Rennie McKeever Racing Stable 1:44.00
2002 Windward Passage Steve Asmussen Donnie Meche Team Valor 1:45.06
2001 Crafty Shaw Peter M. Vestal Joe Johnson Lucky Seven Stable 1:43.82
2000 Snuck In Steve Asmussen Cash Asmussen Ackerley Bros. Farm 1:42.99
1999 Etbauer Steve J. Wren Mike E. Smith K & H. Biggs 1:44.00
1998 Victory Gallop W. Elliott Walden Eibar Coa Prestonwood Farm Inc. 1:44.60
1997 Phantom On Tour Lynn S. Whiting Larry Melancon W. Cal Partee 1:42.80
1996 Ide Peter M. Vestal Craig Perret Willmott Stables 1:44.00
1995 Mystery Storm Larry Robideaux Craig Perret David Beard 1:44.40
1994 Judge T C Gary G. Hartlage Joe Johnson Bea & R. H. Roberts 1:44.00
1993 Dalhart Tom Bohannan Mike E. Smith Loblolly Stable 1:42.20
1992 Pine Bluff Tom Bohannan Jerry D. Bailey Loblolly Stable 1:42.80
1991 Quintana David C. Cross David Guillory Gary M. Garber 1:42.60
1990 Nuits St. Georges Douglas Peterson Jamie Bruin Photini Jaffe 1:46.00
1989 Manastash Ridge D. Wayne Lukas Antonio Castanon Tayhill Stables 1:43.00
1988 Sea Trek Gary G. Hartlage Patrick A. Johnson Diana Stable 1:42.60
1987 Demons Begone Philip M. Hauswald Pat Day Loblolly Stable 1:41.40
1986 Rare Brick Tony Foyt Mike E. Smith Pin Oak Stable & A. J. Foyt 1:43.20
1985 Clever Allemont Lynn S. Whiting Pat Day W. Cal Partee 1:44.40
1984 Vanlandingham C. R. McGaughey III Pat Day Loblolly Stable 1:41.00
1983 Sunny's Halo David C. Cross, Jr. Larry Snyder David J. Foster 1:42.20
1982 Bold Style Jack Van Berg Larry Snyder L. Mayer 1:43.80
1981 Bold Ego Dennis Werre John Lively Double B Ranch & J. Kidd 1:41.40
1980 Temperence Hill Joseph B. Cantey Darrell Haire Loblolly Stable 1:42.80
1979 Lucy's Axe Joseph B. Cantey Eddie Maple Mrs. L. Close 1:45.80
1978 Chop Chop Tomahawk E. Jackson Larry Snyder Daybreak Farm 1:42.40
1977 United Holme Robert E. Holthus Jorge Tejeira Lofton & Robert E. Holthus 1:42.20
1976 Riverside Sam E. Jackson Garth Patterson Daybreak Farm 1:41.60
1975 Promised City Larry Spraker David E. Whited Big I Farm 1:44.40
1974 Perfect Aim Harold Tinker Geary E. Louviere W. Cal Partee 1:44.40
1973 Game Lad David R. Vance A. Herrera Dan Lasater 1:41.20
1972 Our Trade Winds Robert E. Holthus Lonnie Ray R. Mitchell 1:42.60
1971 Compte Deux Ike K. Mourar Don Brumfield Robert E. Lehmann 1:44.40
1970 Admiral's Shield Harvey L. Vanier Stanley A. Spencer W. C. Robinson 1:44.00
1969 Traffic Mark Ronnie G. Warren Phil I. Grimm M/M Robert F. Roberts 1:42.80
1968 Etony H. Holcomb J. Pagano G. B. Newbill 1:43.80
1967 Betemight Doug M. Davis, Jr. Henry Moreno G. M. Holtsinger & M. Davis 1:40.80
1966 Timely Move Charlie Vinci M. Freed Cantor & Hill 1:42.20
1965 Swift Ruler Gin L. Collins Larry Spraker E. Allen 1:44.20
1964 Spike Nail Robert E. Holthus Ronnie J. Campbell C. O. Viar 1:43.00
1963 Devil It Is G. Alberico Robert Gallimore Bar-Al-Mar Stable 1:45.00
1962 Treasury Note Henry Forrest Wayne Chambers J. C. Pollard 1:42.40
1961 Bass Clef Anthony W. Rupelt Ronald Baldwin Vera E. Smith 1:42.40

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