Rebel Stakes

  • Location: Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, AR
  • Inaugural Race: 1961
  • Current Distance: 1 1/16 miles
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • Status: Grade 2
  • 2018 Purse: $900,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, March 17th

2018 Rebel Stakes Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
4Magnum MoonLuis SaezTodd A. Pletcher$8.00$3.60$3.00
3SolominiFlavien PratBob Baffert$2.80$2.40
10CombatantRicardo Santana, Jr.Steven M. Asmussen$3.20
1Title ReadyJose L. OrtizSteven M. Asmussen
7Sporting ChanceJohn R. VelazquezD. Wayne Lukas
9Zing ZangCorey J. LanerieSteven M. Asmussen
8High NorthGary L. StevensBrad H. Cox
5Higher PowerRichard E. EramiaDonnie K. Von Hemel
6PryorDavid CabreraRon Moquett
2Curlin's HonorFlorent GerouxMark E. Casse

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (4-3) $22.00
  • $2 Trifecta (4-3-10) $105.00
  • $2 Superfecta (4-3-10-1) $419.80

 


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Rebel Stakes History

First run in 1961, the Rebel Stakes is an important part of the Oaklawn Park spring 3-year-old series, and an important lead-up to the Arkansas Derby.

It’s also included in the first part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship series. The first four home are given points on a 50-20-10-5 basis. The 50 points earned by the winner will almost certainly ensure they get a start in the Kentucky Derby.

Several horses have won both the Rebel Stakes and the Arkansas Derby; they include Swift Ruler, Traffic Mark, Promised City, Temperance Hill, Bold Ego, Sunny’s Halo, Demons Begone, Pine Bluff, Victory Gallop, Smarty Jones, Lawyer Ron, Curlin, and American Pharoah.

Of these horses, Temperance Hill, Sunny’s Halo, Pine Bluff, Victory Gallop, Smarty Jones, Curlin, and American Pharoah would all go on to win legs of the Triple Crown, as did 2010 winner Lookin At Lucky.


Rebel Stakes Trivia

How many winners of the Rebel have also won a Triple Crown Race?

Four

Curlin won the Preakness, Victory Gallop won the Belmont, Smarty Jones won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and American Pharoah won all three Triple Crown races.

How many winners of the Rebel have also won the Arkansas Derby?

13

American Pharoah, Curlin, Laywer Ron, Smarty Jones, Victory Gallop, Pine Bluff, Demons Begone, Sunny’s Halo, Bold Ego, Temperance Hill, Promised City, Traffic Mark and Swift Ruler each won the Rebel and the Arkansas Derby.

Which trainer won the Rebel in three consecutive years?

Bob Baffert

Bob Baffert has won the Rebel Stakes six times, including in three consecutive years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Which jockey as ridden the most winners in the Rebel?

Mike Smith

Mike Smith has ridden four winners in the Rebel, in 1986, 1993, 1999, and 2014.

Previous Winners of the Rebel

YearHorseJockeyTrainerOwner
2017MalagacyJavier CastellanoTodd PletcherSumaya U.S. Stable
2016CupidMartin GarciaBob BaffertTabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John, and Smith, Derrick
2015American PharoahVictor EspinozaBob BaffertZayat Stables
2014HoppertunityMike E. SmithBob BaffertWatson/Pegram/Weitman
2013Will Take ChargeJon CourtD. Wayne LukasWillis D. Horton
2012Secret CircleRafael BejaranoBob BaffertWatson/Pegram/Weitman
2011The FactorMartin GarciaBob BaffertFog City Stable & G. Bolton
2010Lookin at LuckyGarrett GomezBob BaffertMike Pegram/Watson/Weitman
2009Win WillyCliff BerryMcLean RobertsonJer-Mar Stable LLC
2008Sierra SunsetChris EmighJeff BondeLebherz/Mariani/Schmitt/Wirth
2007CurlinRobby AlbaradoSteve AsmussenPadua Stables et al.
2006Lawyer RonJohn McKeeRobert E. HolthusJames T. Hines, Jr.
2005Greater GoodJohn McKeeRobert E. HolthusLewis Lakin
2004Smarty JonesStewart ElliottJohn ServisRoy & Patricia Chapman
2003Crowned KingChandra RennieBilly McKeeverMcKeever Racing Stable
2002Windward PassageDonnie MecheSteve AsmussenTeam Valor
2001Crafty ShawJoe JohnsonPeter M. VestalLucky Seven Stable
2000Snuck InCash AsmussenSteve AsmussenAckerley Bros. Farm
1999EtbauerMike E. SmithSteve J. WrenK & H. Biggs
1998Victory GallopEibar CoaW. Elliott WaldenPrestonwood Farm Inc.
1997Phantom On TourLarry MelanconLynn S. WhitingW. Cal Partee
1996IdeCraig PerretPeter M. VestalWillmott Stables
1995Mystery StormCraig PerretLarry RobideauxDavid Beard
1994Judge T CJoe JohnsonGary G. HartlageBea & R. H. Roberts
1993DalhartMike E. SmithTom BohannanLoblolly Stable
1992Pine BluffJerry D. BaileyTom BohannanLoblolly Stable
1991QuintanaDavid GuilloryDavid C. CrossGary M. Garber
1990Nuits St. GeorgesJamie BruinDouglas PetersonPhotini Jaffe
1989Manastash RidgeAntonio CastanonD. Wayne LukasTayhill Stables
1988Sea TrekPatrick A. JohnsonGary G. HartlageDiana Stable
1987Demons BegonePat DayPhilip M. HauswaldLoblolly Stable
1986Rare BrickMike E. SmithTony FoytPin Oak Stable & A. J. Foyt
1985Clever AllemontPat DayLynn S. WhitingW. Cal Partee
1984VanlandinghamPat DayC. R. McGaughey IIILoblolly Stable
1983Sunny's HaloLarry SnyderDavid C. Cross, Jr.David J. Foster
1982Bold StyleLarry SnyderJack Van BergL. Mayer
1981Bold EgoJohn LivelyDennis WerreDouble B Ranch & J. Kidd
1980Temperence HillDarrell HaireJoseph B. CanteyLoblolly Stable
1979Lucy's AxeEddie MapleJoseph B. CanteyMrs. L. Close
1978Chop Chop TomahawkLarry SnyderE. JacksonDaybreak Farm
1977United HolmeJorge TejeiraRobert E. HolthusLofton & Robert E. Holthus
1976Riverside SamGarth PattersonE. JacksonDaybreak Farm
1975Promised CityDavid E. WhitedLarry SprakerBig I Farm
1974Perfect AimGeary E. LouviereHarold TinkerW. Cal Partee
1973Game LadA. HerreraDavid R. VanceDan Lasater
1972Our Trade WindsLonnie RayRobert E. HolthusR. Mitchell
1971Compte DeuxDon BrumfieldIke K. MourarRobert E. Lehmann
1970Admiral's ShieldStanley A. SpencerHarvey L. VanierW. C. Robinson
1969Traffic MarkPhil I. GrimmRonnie G. WarrenM/M Robert F. Roberts
1968EtonyJ. PaganoH. HolcombG. B. Newbill
1967BetemightHenry MorenoDoug M. Davis, Jr.G. M. Holtsinger & M. Davis
1966Timely MoveM. FreedCharlie VinciCantor & Hill
1965Swift RulerLarry SprakerGin L. CollinsE. Allen
1964Spike NailRonnie J. CampbellRobert E. HolthusC. O. Viar
1963Devil It IsRobert GallimoreG. AlbericoBar-Al-Mar Stable
1962Treasury NoteWayne ChambersHenry ForrestJ. C. Pollard
1961Bass ClefRonald BaldwinAnthony W. RupeltVera E. Smith