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Sugar Shock, no surprise, wins American Beauty

posted: 01/25/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Bettors had confidence Sugar Shock would win Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty Stakes despite a seventh-month layoff and a distance, 6 furlongs, which left the 4-year-old daughter by Candy Ride with little margin for error.

Rick Lee's Oaklawn Park selections and analysis

posted: 01/25/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette handicapper Rick Lee seeks out horses who make good “key” horses in multi-horse and/or multi-race wagers, commonly called exotic wagers.

Holy Bull Stakes : Upstart wins, then razzles and dazzles

posted: 01/25/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Upstart strutted into the winner's circle, took a look around at the people in the stands and seemed to be basking in the moment.

Rick Lee's Oaklawn Park selctions and analysis

posted: 01/24/2015 2:37 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette handicapper Rick Lee seeks out horses that make good “key” horses in multi-horse and/or multi-race wagers, commonly called exotic wagers.

Rick Lee's Oaklawn Park selections and analysis FIRST POST 1:30 P.M.

posted: 01/23/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

LEE'S LOCK Holy Boss in the ninth.

Like It Is: Oaklawn off, running toward a great season

posted: 01/22/2015 2:59 a.m. Comment 1

Of all the horse races watched, and there have been many, that was a first Monday during the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

Rick Lee’s Oaklawn Park selections and analysis

posted: 01/22/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Levels of confidence Arkansas Democrat-Gazette handicapper Rick Lee is attaching a confidence rating next to his top selection in each race. Readers should consider selections with: * Educated Guess * * Things to like * * * Plenty to like ****Confident choice

MONDAY TRACK PROFILE

posted: 01/22/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

As is typically the case on warm weather days, the three sprint races were won by three front-runners, two at good prices, and two of the three runner-up finishers raced within one length at the first call.

AT THE POST

posted: 01/22/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

DAY 6 CLASSIX CARRYOVER $21,160 FIRST POST 1:30 p.m.

SMARTY JONES STAKES: Far Right rides rail to win after Mr. Z bolts

posted: 01/20/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- As Mr. Z's chances drifted away in the middle of the track, Far Right took a different path, charging past the field on the rail to win the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Monday.

SMARTY JONES STAKES: 3-year-olds ready to hit Derby road

posted: 01/19/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Horsemen around the nation will watch.

Horse of Year Chrome plated

posted: 01/18/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

California Chrome's rags-to-riches story keeps getting better.

Arkansans claim 2 Eclipse Awards

posted: 01/18/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Arkansan Willis Horton of Marshall made it two Eclipse awards in two years Saturday when he accepted the trophy for his now 3-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi, who was voted the nation's top 2-year-old filly by the nation's racing media.

Rick Lee’s Oaklawn Park selections and analysis

posted: 01/18/2015 2:37 a.m. Comment 1

Levels of confidence Arkansas Democrat-Gazette handicapper Rick Lee is attaching a confidence rating next to his top selection in each race.

AROUND THE NATION

posted: 01/18/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

International Star and jockey Miguel Mena appeared boxed in with nowhere to run as the horses raced into the stretch of Saturday’s Grade III LeComte Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

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