Arkansas Derby

Stake Associated with:

What the Nation is saying about the Arkansas Derby...

Will Danza be a one-hit wonder or a star of this year's Kentucky Derby?Read More
  • Show All 9 Comments
  • travel_vic · Don't yet know what this one received at Hot Springs but his energy profile is correct for the Derby distance. Now IF he matched up, and the 9 furlong race stayed down in the 67's % median, he may be a contender. · 1 day ago ·
  • ChrisRueb · Summer Bird were runner-ups in both Derbies.??/ summer bird was 6th in the Ky Derby · 22 hours ago ·
Each week until the Kentucky Derby, TimeformUS will recap the previous weekend's Derby preps.Read More
  • justjoe579 · CC didnt even get asked to run and wasnt even blowing over a feather after the race. danza looked good and horses that run AT oaklawn do well at cd! Wick strong i really like him now that florida derby winner is out · 1 day ago ·
  • travel_vic · Fast early paces are truer pace pressure cookers to see what animals can or cannot do. Slow early paces allow theentire field to languish and have tons in reserve. It is in these contests where the odd balls become elevated to having a chance. what continues to KILL me is WHAT is it about a fast early pace that suggests a CLOSER MUST WIN??? Often, very often, the speed of the speed just keeps on rolling never looking back once after the animals destroys the other front end pretenders. This is NOT black and white. · 1 day ago ·
In the last weekend of major preps for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, Danza sprung a huge upset in the Arkansas Derby, and Dance With Fate waltzed by his rivals in the Blue Grass.Read More
The Kentucky Derby field is all but set with one wild card qualifier left.Read More
  • Show All 23 Comments
  • travel_vic · when are you going to realize that HORSES win races not farriers, grooms, trainers or riders. Quit looking at the connections and concentrate on the actual beings that participate and make racing racing. WOuld you bet on the New York Knicks based upon who their trainer was or the LA Dodgers by their exercise instructor? Of course not... · 3 days ago ·
  • jockey2be · Uncle Sigh is in! · 1 day ago ·
Wise Dan, Will Take Charge, Close Hatches, Danza, Dance With Fate and more covered in this week's From the Eighth Pole to the Wire.Read More
  • Show All 18 Comments
  • shackleford · Passed on the race because Golden Lad was ridiculously washed out. I'm not a WTC fan, bit it looked like Revolutionary was the one who came in on Carve (I think that's who it was) · 3 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Melarkey...watched in several times and the colt was slammed from the outside · 3 days ago ·
Ignored at odds of 41-1, Danza made the most of his maiden opportunity around two-turns, and ran away with the $1 million Arkansas Derby by an impressive 4 3/4 lengths.Read More
Lost in all the hoopla of the Arkansas Derby, and the Will Take Charge led Oaklawn Handicap card, is the return of one of the most impressive juvenile filly debut winners of 2013. Jojo Warrior, an easy winner of her debut last September at Del Mar, has been on the shelf ever since. I, like many, hav...Read More
  • Show All 4 Comments
  • tmallios · Personally i feel she could be vulnerable tommorrow. Coming off of a long layoff and running on the dirt for a the first time. With Bayern and WTC basically in the bag horses. This is one of the races i will be using many in hopes of getting a semi descent P4 payout. She should be a prohibitive wagering selection · 6 days ago ·
  • tmallios · Need Bayern very badly here for very nice multiple p4's. JoJo running 2nd made the price. · 5 days ago ·
Bayern brings a ton of hype to Hot Springs, but needs a top 2 finish to punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby. Read More
  • Show All 4 Comments
  • furlonger · Has anyone here factored in Bayern's bruised foot still possibly being an issue? this is the only reason that I won't use him. · 6 days ago ·
  • tmallios · Furlonger someone has factored in the bruised foot. The only one that matters in this. That would be Baffert,this horse is so valuable. They would never risk putting him on the track exposing him to injury. Baffert already has an Army ready to run in the Derby. He does not need to panic and rush a horse. If you do not like him today on his merits,fair point. But do not lay off him because of the injury. Baffert has been pointing for this race for a month,he knew exactly where he ws running once Hoppertunity beat this field in his last. bpiets i have never been a fan of Strong Mandate,but i agree with you.I think this horse will run big today and i think he will be 2nd best. · 6 days ago ·
Laurie Ross and Ashley Tamulonis continue their head-to-head 'capping, dissecting the continued rivalry of Oaklawn's top colts in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby.Read More
Tapiture drew post position three and was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby.Read More
  • Show All 26 Comments
  • travel_vic · a major part of Schwartzeneggar's "body" was chemically induced. Met one of his "vitamin" poeple from Vancouver QUOTE: " I laugh everytime I see that phoney phsyique. One on time when he was in Mr. Universe competitioin he even had calf implants to look better. · 7 days ago ·
  • Royal Palace · Once the going stays fast I expect a big run from Commissioner. · 6 days ago ·
After four Derby preps which New York contenders are ready to Run for the Roses?Read More
  • Show All 32 Comments
  • AllenJoyner · john.karczewski: Secretariat lost 4 races, including to Onion at equal weights and was absolutely destroyed by Prove Out by 5 1/2 lengths while carrying SEVEN POUNDS LESS WEIGHT! (Both trained by the great Allen Jerkens). Sec might have been the best ever for the the 5 week span of the Triple Crown, I agree with that, but was beatable at times other than that. I voted him an 8 and Man'O War a 10 because I believe their positions should be reversed, which the were. I believe that the best way to rate all the greats is to see how many other great horses they beat over their career while spotting weight. The level of the competition. If that is the criteria, then Kelso is the greatest ever for no other horse beat as many great/very good horses as the 5 time HOTY did while spotting gobs of weight and setting NINE track records including a World Record that still stands to this day. Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelso_(horse) As far as rating Wicked Strong a "10", that was in the 3 yr old list, not best of all time. So that criticism is foolish. Look at some of the names in the best of all time and you have to chuckle. (Untapable (who) #35 · 6 days ago ·
  • Exterminator · I'm generally a very agreeable and placid guy, but I have to say... You're an idiot. · 6 days ago ·
The contentious field for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) will most likely be diminished by one with trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel deciding instead to run Knock Em Flat in the $100,000 Northern Spur Stakes on Saturday’s supporting card. The official scratch still hadn’t been made as of 2 p.m. Frida...Read More
Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Bayern, the 2-1 second choice on the morning line, got his first feel for the Oaklawn Park racing strip on Thursday morning after arriving Wednesday with the contingent of California horses competing in Oaklawn’s Racing Festival of the South.Read More
The Racing Festival of the South participants from the stables of Bill Mott, Todd Pletcher and Mark Casse went out on the Oaklawn Park racing strip Wednesday morning to stretch their legs and are all acclimating nicely to their surroundings.Read More
Strong contenders Strong Mandate and Tapiture, who have been stabled on the grounds this meet, continue to please their connections with just days remaining before Saturday’s Arkansas Derby, which will be the fourth time the two colts have faced each other dating back to a maiden special weight at S...Read More
Billy Gowan, the trainer of Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Ride on Curlin, knew the colt was something special the first time he caught his eye.Read More
Daniel Dougherty’s Ride On Curlin had his last major drill Sunday in preparation for his expected start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) this coming Saturday. The son of 2007 Arkansas Derby winner Curlin breezed seven furlongs in 1:26 4/5 over a fast track with exercise rider Brian Beccia on bo...Read More
Reigning 3-year-old Champion Will Take Charge, winner of last year’s Smarty Jones and Rebel Stakes, moved one step closer to his first start at Oaklawn this meet by working five furlongs Tuesday in 1:01 3/5 over a fast track. The 4-year-old Unbridled’s song colt will be seeking his first win of the ...Read More
On the strength of his outstanding breeze March 29, Conquest Stables’ Conquest Titan remains on target for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn April 12. The colt is currently one of seven horses leaning towards the 1 1/8-mile race. The other likely starters are Tapiture, Strong Mandate, Ri...Read More
Daniel J. Dougherty’s Ride On Curlin, third in both the Southwest (G3) and Rebel (G2) Stakes, remains on target for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 12 and on Sunday, he worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 over a fast track. Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details04/12/14OP111 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1DanzaRide On CurlinBayern1:49.68
View DetailsView Video04/13/13OP101 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1OveranalyzeFrac DaddyCarve1:51.94
View DetailsView Video04/14/12OP81 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1BodemeisterSecret CircleSabercat1:48.71
View DetailsView Video04/16/11OP111 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1ArcharcharchNehroDance City1:49.34
View DetailsView Video04/10/10OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1Line Of DavidSuper SaverDublin1:49.37
View DetailsView Video04/11/09OP111 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Papa ClemOld FashionedSummer Bird1:49.01
View DetailsView Video04/12/08OP111 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2GayegoZ FortuneTres Borrachos1:49.63
View DetailsView Video04/14/07OP111 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2CurlinStorm In MayDeadly Dealer1:50.09
View Details04/21/06OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1Lawyer RonSteppenwolferPrivate Vow1:51.38
View DetailsView Video04/16/05OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Afleet AlexFlower AlleyAndromeda's Hero1:48.80
View DetailsView Video04/10/04OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Smarty JonesBorregoPro Prado1:49.41
View Details04/13/02OP111 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Private EmblemWild HorsesWindward Passage1:50.20
View Details04/14/01OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Balto StarJamaican RumSon Of Rocket1:49.04
View Details04/15/00OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Graeme HallSnuck InImpeachment1:49.08
View Details04/10/99OP101 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Certain Torrid SandEcton Park1:49.30
View DetailsView Video04/11/98OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Victory GallopHanuman HighwayFavorite Trick1:49.86
View DetailsView Video04/13/96OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2Zarb's MagicGrindstoneHalo Sunshine1:49.21
View Details04/17/93OP91 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G1RockamundoKissin KrisFoxtrail1:48.00
View DetailsView Video04/22/89OP71 1/8 mD03 MArkansas Derby-G2DansilClever TrevorAdvocate Training1:49.20
View Details04/19/86OP91 1/8 mD0 Arkansas Derby-G1RampageWheatly HallFamily Style1:48.20
Page 1 of 2 (21 items)