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Oaklawn Park Barn Notes: A Look at the Upcoming Arkansas Derby by HorseRacingNation.com

By |April 8th, 2020|

(Brad Cox trains Wells Bayou / Photo by Holly M. Smith) From HorseRacingNation.com: Wells Bayou returned to the work tab this week for the first time since winning the Louisiana Derby (G2) back on March 21 at Fair Grounds, covering a half-mile Monday morning in 49.80 seconds over a "good" Oaklawn Park track. Under normal circumstances, Wells Bayou would make his next start in the Kentucky Derby, traditionally run the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. The race, however, has been moved to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 crisis. A new date for the Preakness, the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown, has yet to be announced. That uncertainly has the connections of Wells Bayou, including trainer Brad Cox, considering a start in the Grade 1, $750,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) now scheduled for May 2. “We’d love to win the Arkansas Derby,” co-owner Lance Gasaway said after watching Wells

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