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                                                             Thursday, April 11

OAKLAWN WEEKEND

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FANTASY STAKES ON FRIDAY

ARKANSAS DERBY ON SATURDAY  

APPLE BLOSSOM HANDICAP ON SUNDAY

AUSTRALIA FRIDAY NIGHT

LAST RACE  FOR WINX

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  • $300,000 Maker's Mile (G1) at Keeneland (Click here for an analysis from Ranier Macatangay of Horse Racing Nation
  • $500,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn
  • Quarter Horse Opening Night at Sam Houston Race Park -- First post at 7:15PM --- Nine races including 7 Triial Races for the Sam Houston Derby to be run on Friday, May 3rd
  • FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL  ---   LAST RACE FOR WINX ---  $2,800,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) from Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney ---  Winx is the two time defending champion seeking her 33rd consecutive win  --- Don't want to stay late into the evening --- wager early and watch at home on TVG

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  •  $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) from Oaklawn Park --- Last major Kentucky Derby prep race ---- First post early at 12:30PM --- Arkansas Derby is Race 11 at 6:43PM on a 12 race card
  •  The 11 horse field for the Arkansas Derby includes Improbable and Omaha Beach who were the division winners in the Rebel Stakes --- Now they go head to head --- Click here for a comparative analysis of each horse in the race from Laura Ross and Ashley Tamulonis of Horse Racing Nation
  • Other stakes on the card are the $500,000 Count Fleet Handicap (G3) and the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2)
  • Another G1 Race on Saturday is the $350,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland
  •  QH racing continues at Sam Houston Race Park with 15 Trial races for the Sam Houston Futurity to be run on Friday, May 3rd  ---- Note an early Post Time of 4PM

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  • $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) from Oaklawn --- Apple Blossom is Race 8 at 4:42PM on a 9 race card  --- Midnight Bisou, winner this year of the Houston Ladies Classic (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park  and of the Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn, is entered in the 6 horse field   

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