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

Replay,

(Link to the Final 2017 Derby Points Leaderboard)


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!


Results,

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:48.93

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
2
Classic Empire
Julien R. Leparoux 5.80 4.40 3.80
11
Conquest Mo Money
Jorge Carreno   12.00 7.80
6
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


DRF FREE PP’S FOR ARKANSAS DERBY

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
Odds
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

GI Apple Blossom Hcp. offers a Six Pack of top older F/M’s this Friday – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

Oaklawn Park – site of Friday’s $600,000, GI Apple Blossom Hcp. for the Older F/M’s!

RACE #9, Apple Blossom H. (Grade I) POST TIME – 5:10 PM CDT

Purse $600,000. Fillies And Mares, Four Year Olds And Up,  One And One Sixteenth Mile (Dirt)


Oaklawn’s Friday Free PP’s

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | (9) | 10


PP Horse
M/L Odds A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Terra Promessa (KY) 8/5 4/F L J L Ortiz 118 S M Asmussen
2 Durango (KY) 30/1 4/F L R A Vazquez 112 R L Morse
3 Stellar Wind (VA) 3/5 5/M L V Espinoza 122 J W Sadler
4 Divine Elegance (KY) 30/1 4/F L G W Corbett 113 R Matthews
5 Tiger Moth (KY) 15/1 5/M L R Santana, Jr. 113 B H Cox
6 Streamline (IL)  8/1 5/M L C Landeros 117 B Williamson

2017 GI Arkansas Derby – Probables with Free Nominations PP’s

The $1 Million GI Arkansas Derby is Saturday, April 15th!

2017 Arkansas Derby (G1), 1 1/8 m, Dirt; 3 M

Purse $1,000,000


(GI Arkansas Derby News)

Undefeated 3-Year-Old One Liner Out Indefinitely

Classic Empire Puts in Final Move for Arkansas Derby

Free GI Arkansas Nominations PP’s
Horse
Trainer
Status
Rockin Rudy
D. O’Neill
Probable
Lookin At Lee
S. Asmussen
Probable
Classic Empire
M. Casse
Probable
Petrov
R. Moquett
Probable
Silver Dust
R. Morse
Probable
Untrapped
S. Asmussen
Probable
Sonneteer
J. Desormeaux
Probable
Malagacy
T. Pletcher
Probable