Rebel Stakes

Nestled in the heart of Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, Arkansas, the Rebel Stakes have been a staple in the world of thoroughbred horse racing since its inaugural run in 1961. As we gear up for another exhilarating race, join us in celebrating a legacy that has captivated fans for over six decades.

Rebel Stakes Race Information

Location: Oaklawn Park Race Track, Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Inauguratal Race: 1961
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, left-handed
Qualification: Three-year-olds
Weight: Assigned
Purse: $600,000
Grade II race

The Rebel Stakes,Kentucky Derby Prep Race

The Rebel Stakes is part of the Kentucky Derby Prep Races - Championship Series, where the first four finishers will receive the following points in their race for the roses: 1st - 50points, 2nd - 20points, 3rd - 10points, 4th - 5points.

The Rebel Stakes, Essence of Tradition

Spanning a challenging 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs), the Rebel Stakes tests the mettle of three-year-old thoroughbreds, setting the stage for future legends. It's not just a race; it's a rite of passage for horses aspiring to make their mark in the prestigious Kentucky Derby.

Situated in the scenic city of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is more than just a venue; it's the lifeblood of the local community and a beacon for horse racing enthusiasts worldwide. The Rebel Stakes is its crowning glory, bringing together the finest thoroughbreds, jockeys, and trainers in a display of skill, speed, and spirit.

Rebel Stakes Historic Moments and Glorious Victories

The Rebel Stakes has been a witness to some of the most unforgettable moments in horse racing. From the breathtaking victory of American Pharoah in 2015, which paved his path to the Triple Crown, to the dominant display by The Factor in 2011, this race has consistently showcased the best of equine athleticism and spirit.

Recall the awe-inspiring performance of Curlin in the 2007 Rebel Stakes, a display of raw power and finesse that left spectators spellbound. Or the 1988 Rebel Stakes triumph of Seeking the Gold, a horse that exemplified the essence of a champion, turning the race into a breathtaking spectacle.

The Rebel Stakes: Where Champions Rise

Oaklawn's iconic track has been more than just a venue; it's a crucible where champions are forged. The Rebel Stakes is not just a test of speed, but of heart, strategy, and the unyielding will to win. Year after year, this race has been a pivotal stepping stone for horses destined for greatness.

Bet on the Rebel Stakes

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As we approach the next running of the Rebel Stakes, we extend a warm invitation to you. Come and experience the thrill, the passion, and the glory of one of horse racing's most revered events. Feel the excitement build in the air, witness the drama unfold on the track, and be part of a tradition that continues to captivate and inspire.

How can I bet on Rebel Stakes?

You can bet on the Rebel Stakes with BUSR. Just create your account, and once your account is set up and funded, you can navigate to the horse racing section, select the Rebel Stakes race, and place your bets.

What types of bets can I place on Rebel Stakes?

You can place various types of bets on the Rebel Stakes, including win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, and superfecta bets. Each type of bet offers different odds and payout opportunities.

Can I access Rebel Stakes betting odds in advance?

Yes, BUSR provides advance betting odds for the Rebel Stakes. These odds are available a few days before the race and can be accessed through the BUSR website under the horse racing section.

What are the minimum and maximum bet amounts for Rebel Stakes?

The minimum and maximum bet amounts can vary depending on the type of bet. Typically, the minimum bet at BUSR is quite low, allowing for accessibility to all bettors, while maximum bets can be quite high, catering to more experienced bettors for big horse racing events like the Rebel Stakes.

Is there expert analysis or tips available for Rebel Stakes betting?

US Racing provides expert analysis and tips for major races, including the Rebel Stakes. This information can be invaluable for making informed betting decisions and is typically available on the race page.

Rebel Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2023 Confidence Game James Graham/td> J. Keith Desormeaux Don't Tell My Wife Stables 1:44.21
2022 Un Ojo Ramon Vazquez Ricky Courville Cypress Creek Equine 1:45.69
2021 Concert Tour Joel Rosario Bob Baffert Gary & Mary West 1:43.18
2020 Nadal Joel Rosario Bob Baffert George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman & Mark Mathiesen 1:44.97
2019 Omaha Beach Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Fox Hill Farms (Rick Porter) 1:42.42
2018 Magnum Moon Luis Saez Todd A. Pletcher Lawana L. & Robert E. Low 1:42.68
2017 Malagacy Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Sumaya U.S. Stable (Oussama Aboughazale) 1:43.00



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