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Timeline of events: Bob Baffert's drug melodrama 2018-2021

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s latest filing in the Bob Baffert case over Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby drug samples is another chapter in what has been an complicated several years for Baffert. Below is a timeline of events in the trainer’s recent struggles with drug violations in major races. 2018.
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The Best Horse Trainers To Bet On

When you are placing a bet on a horse, there are many different things you need to consider. These elements should include what type of race they are running, where they are running, who is riding them, and how well they have done so far this season. Another key element...
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Grade 1 Winner and Stallion Danza Dies at 10

Third-crop sire Danza died suddenly from an apparent heart attack June 23, according to Spendthrift Farm, which owned the stallion, and Fair Winds Farm in Ohio, which had been leasing the grade 1 winner for a couple of years. Danza was 10. The son of Street Boss out of the...
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Report: Arkansas Derby winner Danza dies at 10

Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1) and a sire standing at Fair Winds Farm died at the age of 10, the Daily Racing Form reported on Monday. The cause of death was reported as a heart attack. Danza earned his first stakes victory in the Arkansas Derby that...
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Arkansas Derby Purse Raised, Richest Stakes Schedule Ever at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Oaklawn will dramatically impact the 2022 Triple Crown trail by making two major changes to the Arkansas Derby (G1) – boosting the purse to $1.25 million and moving the date to Saturday, April 2. The date shift is a departure from the traditional three weeks before the Kentucky Derby and the increased purse makes the race the richest event among Derby preps.
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Oaklawn adjusts schedule, purses

Purse increases, new stakes races and a significant adjustment of Oaklawn's four-race Kentucky Derby qualifying series were announced Tuesday at the Hot Springs racetrack. The 2021-22 season, which begins Dec. 3, six weeks and six days earlier than last season, will feature the $250,000, 1-mile Smarty Jones Stakes to start the Derby points chase on New Year's Day. The following three Derby qualifying races are the Grade III, 1 1/16-mile Southwest Stakes on Jan. 29; the Grade II, 1 1/16-mile Rebel Stakes on Feb. 26; and the Grade I, 1 1/8-mile Arkansas Derby (April 2), where the purse has been increased to $1.25 million from $1 million.
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Arkansas Derby Moved to April 2, Purse Hiked to $1.25M

Oaklawn Park is shaking things up. The Arkansas oval announced a purse hike to $1.25 million for the Arkansas Derby (G1)—a major prep race for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1)—and shifted the 3-year-old classic on the schedule to April 2 when unveiling its stakes schedule for late 2021 and into 2022.
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Oaklawn Boosts Arkansas Derby Purse To $1.25 Million, Shifts Race Back One Week

Oaklawn will dramatically impact the 2022 Triple Crown trail by making two major changes to the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby – boosting the purse to $1.25 million and moving the date to Saturday, April 2. The date shift is a departure from the traditional three weeks before the Kentucky Derby and the increased purse makes the race the richest event among Derby preps.
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Arkansas Derby moved up on calendar, purse increased

Oaklawn will dramatically impact the 2022 Triple Crown trail by making two major changes to the Arkansas Derby (G1) – boosting the purse to $1.25 million and moving the date to Saturday, April 2. The date shift is a departure from the traditional three weeks before the Kentucky Derby and the increased purse makes the race the richest event among Derby preps.
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Arkansas Derby Boosted to $1.25M, Date Changed for '22

Oaklawn announced Tuesday that the purse for the 2022 GI Arkansas Derby has been increased to $1.25 million and will be contested Saturday, Apr. 2. The date shift is a departure from the traditional three weeks before the Kentucky Derby and the increased purse makes the race the richest event among Derby preps. In 2022, Oaklawn will offer a record 36 stakes worth $12.3 million. In addition to the Arkansas Derby, three stakes will carry million dollar purses and 15 other stakes will offer purses ranging from $200,000 up to $750,000. Every stakes race will have at least a $150,000 purse. With the shift in the track's racing calendar that now begins in December, Oaklawn will stage its first 2-year-old stakes since 1973–the Advent S. On opening day, Friday, Dec. 3.
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Change announced for 2022 Kentucky Derby prep race schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The prep race schedule for the 2022 Kentucky Derby will have a different look. Officials at Oaklawn Park announced Tuesday that the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby will be run April 2, 2022, five weeks before the May 7, 2022, Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Arkansas Derby has been run three weeks before the Derby.
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Arkansas Derby purse raises to $1.25M

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.– Oaklawn will dramatically impact the 2022 Triple Crown trail by making two major changes to the Grade1 Arkansas Derby – boosting the purse to $1.25 million and moving the date to Saturday, April 2. The date shift is a departure from the traditional three weeks before the Kentucky Derby and the increased purse makes the race the richest event among Derby preps.
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