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