War Academy tops Arkansas Derby
Updated: April 12, 2013, 1:20 PM ETBy Steve Haskin | Bloodhorse
Wayne Lukas, Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher. Three titans of the turf will go to battle in the $1 million Arkansas Derby Apr. 6 at Oaklawn Park in an attempt to strengthen their forces for the ultimate conflict, the May 4 Kentucky Derby. Lukas, who already has Rebel Stakes winner Will Take Charge headed toward Churchill Downs, will send out his big weapon, Oxbow, the Lecomte Stakes winner who has had his share of bad posts and trips this year. Unfortunately, Calumet Farm's Rebel runner-up again drew an outside post under new rider Gary Stevens while the 5-2 second choice in a field of 10.
ARKANSAS DERBY MORNING LINE ODDS
In The Gate Podcast
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith rides highly-regarded War Academy in Saturday's Arkansas Derby. Gary West analyzes Arkansas & Blue Grass Stakes, plus a Barry Abrams commentary.
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