The GIII Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park each year traditionally marks the end of the early season 10/4/2/1 Derby Trail contests as this coming Saturday the Championship portion of this year’s Derby Trail chase picks up in earnest, as all the coming Derby Trail race winners from here on out will earn enough points for berth into the May 6th, GI Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Race #9, GIII Southwest Stakes, Post Time 5:09 pm (Local)
Purse $500,000, for 3yos, at 1 1/16 Mile (Dirt)
and is the final 2017 10/4/2/1 Kentucky Derby Points race of the year!
Free PP’s for the Monday Holiday Card at Oaklawn Park
Last year’s GII KJCG winner McCraken , shook off some early winter rust to rally up 4-wide after coming off the rail on the far turn to then set sail for the line and a decisive win in today’s GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.