War Academy tops Arkansas Derby

Updated: April 12, 2013, 1:20 PM ET
By 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 ...

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