Sunday, March 20, 2016

HRN: Rebel Stakes Day 2016: A Photo Essay

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Rebel Stakes Day 2016: A Photo Essay

"As a chilly breeze traveled through the air, the sun peeked through the clouds as it rose above the horizon to offer a sliver of warmth to the dozens of fans that dotted the track apron of Oaklawn Park on the morning of Saturday, March 19, 2016. Not only was it Dawn at Oaklawn – an event held on Saturday mornings for fans to enjoy and learn more about morning training – but it was Rebel Stakes Day.

One of the highlights of Oaklawn’s Racing Festival of the South, the Grade II Rebel Stakes has been an important stepping stone for a countless number of Triple Crown race winners – most notably American Pharoah, the hero that just last year ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought. With a $900,000 purse up for grabs this year, the Kentucky Derby prep race attracted a full field of fourteen – but it was not the only notable race of the day. Also on the card were the Grade III Azeri Stakes and the Grade II Razorback Handicap. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

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