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What the Nation is saying about Sunny's Halo...

How hard is it for a jockey to win the Kentucky Derby? Read More
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  • ekindy · You always say that tv, and you are still wrong. A rider won't win a race for his horse, but a rider can certainly lose a race for his horse. So don't say a rider will not make a difference, because riders do make bad decisions that cost them races. · 7 hours ago ·
  • marylandgq · I love these stats... separates the "money jocks" from the "choke artists". · 15 minutes ago ·
Plenty of Super Derby facts both old and new ...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Absolutely ... it is a tricky time of year on my working schedule, but I will get to Louisiana Downs and the Super Derby sometime soon. Thanks, CFC! · 226 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Now I know the Super Derby much better than I did before. Thanks, Brian. · 226 days ago ·
The 2013 Kentucky Derby trail travels through Hot Springs, Arkansas, this Saturday for the G2 Rebel Stakes. The $600,000 race is the final prep for the G1 Arkansas Derby next month. There's no shortage of talent as a strong field of 11 competitors will be battling for points towards gaining entry in...Read More
Let’s take a peek at the excellent history of Rebel Stakes runners to have gone on to win the Derby, Preakness, or Belmont.Read More
  • mikemoss13 · Smarty Jones, with Curlin close behind. The year Smarty was here was just magical!! · 399 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Great history in the Rebel, not sure that this year's running will produce a Derby Star. · 399 days ago ·
The Racing Festival of the South was inaugurated in 1974 by Oaklawn Park and owner Charles Cella with a stakes race each day ...Read More
  • travel_vic · One o0f the many many reasons why this is one of the best managed race meetings each and every year...THese people KNOW how to sell the product · 738 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Eric. I would also add Curlin, Lawyer Ron, (consecutive years) Victory Gallop, Tank's Prospect, Davona Dale, Bold 'n Determined, and Festin as other memorable Festival winners. Festin beat a great field that day in 1991 ... I was there to root on Unbridled. · 738 days ago ·
1) The Arkansas Derby is a Grade 1 race restricted to 3-year-olds held at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is run at a distance of 1 1/8 miles. 2) The race was run for the first time in 1936. The current purse is $1 million. In 2004, a $5 million bonus was offered to any colt to sweep the R...Read More
Although the Rebel Stakes (gr. 3) has produced two Kentucky Derby winners in Smarty Jones (photo) in 2004 and Sunny’s Halo in 1983, it has also produced other memorable winners of Triple Crown races and several champion 3-year-olds.Read More
Before he ever ran, Slew O’ Gold was destined for greatness. He was a great looking son of the incomparable Seattle Slew and his dam was Alluvial, a daughter of Buckpasser who had already produced the top runner, Coastal. Most horses with these type of looks and bloodlines seldom live up to the loft...Read More
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  • zatt · Thank you slewobarney, I was there for the 84 JCGC. It was just about as dominant as a horse could be. · 1190 days ago ·
  • slewobarney · Speaking of dominant. You've probably already seen Cordero's very entertaining take on the 84 Whitney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gV0z4m5LBg · 1182 days ago ·
As a horse racing fan I enjoy the chance to talk about racing at any time. I’m liable to start chatting with anyone at the track about an upcoming race such as the Kentucky Derby or perhaps the Breeders Cup Classic. It’s always nice to hear what others have to say and to share my own input...Read More
He is a combination of P.T. Barnum, Perle Mesta and Frank Sinatra—an innovative promoter, unmatched host and fiercely independent man. He rules over one of the last family-owned racetracks on the American landscape. He is Charles Cella, the longtime president of Oaklawn Park, and if anyone is going ...Read More
July 1st marks our annual Canada Day celebrations and with national pride in mind, I thought it would be fun to take a Youtube walk through some fun and historic Canadian horse racing moments.Read More
It was The First Saturday in May, 1983, and like a beam of light along the rail, Sunny's Halo shone through the stretch to become only the second Canadian-bred to win the Kentucky Derby. Trained by DavidRead More
May 16, 1983 When Sunny's Halo crossed the wire at Churchill Downs last week and won the Kentucky Derby, that was the finish line of the race, but the opening line of the story, the continuing line of a dream.Read More

Sunny's Halo - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details09/17/83Sunny's Halo1stLaD101 1/4 mDSuper Derby-G1 3 MSunny's HaloPlay FellowMy Habitony2:01.60
View DetailsView Video05/21/83Sunny's Halo6thPim81 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MDeputed TestamonyDesert WineHigh Honors1:55.40
View DetailsView Video05/07/83Sunny's Halo1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSunny's HaloDesert WineCaveat2:02.20