August 12, 2022

Un Ojo springs 75-1 shocker in Rebel

February 26, 2022 0

On a day of several big upsets in racing around the globe, Un Ojo provided one of the biggest by pulling a 75-1 shocker in the $1 million Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park on […]

Three points to ponder: 2022 Rebel Stakes

February 25, 2022 0

The field for Saturday’s $1 million Rebel (G2) gives a sense of déjà vu, with the top five from the Southwest (G3) reuniting over the same 1 1/16-mile circuit at Oaklawn Park. But the result might not be the same. […]

Four points to ponder: 2021 Rebel Stakes

March 12, 2021 0

The shorthand storyline for Saturday’s $1 million Rebel S. (G2) is Bob Baffert versus Brad Cox. Will Hall of Famer Baffert extend his record grip on the Oaklawn Park feature, or will Cox continue his […]

Best of Hanson: 2020 Anthology

December 27, 2020 0

The cessation of racing in most jurisdictions during the darker days of the pandemic last spring afforded me the opportunity to produce a few more historically-oriented features during the course of the year than would […]

Nadal gamely stays perfect in Rebel

March 14, 2020 0

Nadal displayed terrific resolve and remained unbeaten in Saturday’s $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2), prevailing by three-quarters of a length over a sloppy Oaklawn Park track. Joel Rosario was up on the Bob Baffert-trained colt, […]

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