Classic Empire Strikes Back with GI Arkansas Derby win – Results and Replay


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Classic Empire – returning to his winning ways here in the $1,000,000 GI Arkansas Derby today and is now back in the Kentucky Derby conversation with enough “Derby Points” for a berth in that May 6th classic!

Classic Empire, rallied up late in deep stretch to win by 1/2 length today’s GI Arkansas Derby putting him back in the Kentucky Derby conversation with 132 points.

Conquest Mo Money, took the runner -up spot and the 40 Derby Points to put him on the road to Louisville, while Lookin At Lee, took 3rd back another length back also with a big late run as Sonneteer, 2nd in the GII Rebel Stakes last time filled out today’s super! 

Malagacy, the race co-favorite was 5th but still has enough points for a May 6th, Kentucky Derby start!


Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:48.93

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Classic Empire
Julien R. Leparoux 5.80 4.40 3.80
Conquest Mo Money
Jorge Carreno   12.00 7.80
Lookin At Lee
Luis Contreras     5.40

Also ran were:
7 – Sonneteer , 12 – Malagacy , 9 – Untrapped , 3 – Silver Dust , 8 – Rowdy the Warrior , 4 – Petrov , 10 – One Dreamy Dude , 5 – Grandpa’s Dream , 1 – Rockin Rudy

Wager Type Winning Numbers Payoff
$0.50 Pick 3 5-7-2 (3 correct) 287.70
$1 Exacta 2-11 50.10
$0.10 Superfecta 2-11-6-7 282.01
$0.50 Trifecta 2-11-6 193.60


2017 GI Arkansas Derby now set for “12” – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

Oaklawn Park – Home of the 2017 GI Arkansas Derby this Saturday, April 15th drew 12 runners for this year’s edition!

RACE #11, Arkansas Derby. (GRADE I) POST TIME – 6:18 PM CDT

Purse $1,000,000. 3yo’s.  One And One Eighth Mile (Dirt)

The Final 100/40/20/10 Derby Points Contest of the 2017 Derby Trail Season


Oaklawn’s Saturday Free PP’s

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | | 10 | (11) | 12

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Rockin Rudy (IA) 3/C L M Gutierrez 118 D F O’Neill 12/1
2 Classic Empire (KY) 3/C L J R Leparoux 122 M E Casse 8/5
3 Silver Dust (KY) 3/C L C J Lanerie 118 R L Morse 20/1
4 Petrov (KY) 3/C L R Santana, Jr. 118 R Moquett 12/1
5 Grandpa’s Dream (KY) 3/C L A L Canchari 118 C A Hartman 30/1
6 Lookin At Lee (KY) 3/C L L Contreras 122 S M Asmussen 15/1
7 Sonneteer (KY) 3/C L K J Desormeaux 118 J K Desormeaux 15/1
8 Rowdy the Warrior (OK) 3/C L L S Quinonez 118 D K Von Hemel 30/1
9 Untrapped (KY) 3/C L M E Smith 118 S M Asmussen 6/1
10 One Dreamy Dude (FL) 3/C L G Franco 118 J C Van Berg 50/1
11 Conquest Mo Money (NY) 3/C L J Carreno 122 M L Hernandez 15/1
12 Malagacy (KY) 3/C L J Castellano 122 T A Pletcher 2/1

American Pharoah rules supreme in GI Arkansas Derby win – Results and Replay

(American Pharoah)regally winning today’s GI Arkansas Derby by 8 lengths and will be the presumptive 2015 Kentucky Derby favorite this May 2nd!

American Pharoah, is on his way to Churchill Downs and the 2015 Kentucky Derby as the probable M/L Favorite after a tour de force, 8 lengths, winning performance in today’s $1,000,000, GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.

Far Right , was back those 8 lengths for 2nd with Mr. Z back another 3/4 length for 3rd and a neck in front of Madefromlucky, who fillout today’s rather chalky super payout!

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:48.52


no. Horse Jockey Win Place Show
American Pharoah Victor Espinoza 2.20 2.20 2.10
Far Right Mike E. Smith   2.80 2.40
Mr. Z Ramon A. Vazquez     3.80


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