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.
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
Grade II 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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