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
  • 2020 Purse: $1,000,000
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, March 14th
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2020 Rebel Stakes Entries and Results

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Nadal
Joel Rosario
Bob Baffert
$3.80
$4.00
$3.20
2
Excession
Tyler Baze
Steven M. Asmussen
$37.00
$10.60
3
Basin
Javier Castellano
Steven M. Asmussen
$4.40
6
Three Technique
Luis Saez
Jeremiah C. Englehart
7
Coach Bahe
David Cohen
Philip A. Bauer
4
Silver Prospector
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steven M. Asmussen
8
American Theorem
Tiago Josue Pereira
George Papaprodromou
5
No Parole
Joseph Talamo
Thomas M. Amoss

Exotic Payoffs:

$2 Exacta (1-2) $156.40
$2 Trifecta (1-2-3) $607.80
$2 Superfecta (1-2-3-6) $2,784.80


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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.

In 2019, it was decided that two separate divisions would be fielded for the Rebel in order to let the horses slated to run in the cancelled San Felipe Stakes a chance to race and earn qualifying points. As a result, the top four finishing horses in each division received 37.5, 15, 7.5, and 3.75 points respectively.

Previous Winners of the Rebel

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2020
Nadal
Joel Rosario
Bob Baffert
Bolton/Hoyeau/ Lipman/Mathiesen
2019 (Division I)
Long Range Toddy
Jon Kenton Court
Steven M. Asmussen
Willis Horton Racing LLC
2019 (Division II)
Omaha Beach
Mike E. Smith
Richard E. Mandella
Fox Hill Farms, Inc.
2018
Magnum Moon
Todd A. Pletcher
Luis Saez
Lawana L. and Robert E. Low
2017
Malagacy
Javier Castellano
Todd Pletcher
Sumaya U.S. Stable
2016
Cupid
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John, and Smith, Derrick
2015
American Pharoah
Victor Espinoza
Bob Baffert
Zayat Stables
2014
Hoppertunity
Mike E. Smith
Bob Baffert
Watson/Pegram/Weitman
2013
Will Take Charge
Jon Court
D. Wayne Lukas
Willis D. Horton
2012
Secret Circle
Rafael Bejarano
Bob Baffert
Watson/Pegram/Weitman

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