Rebel Stakes

The Rebel Stakes is a thoroughbred race for three year olds with a purse of $600,000 Guaranteed. Of which, 60% goes to the Owner of the winner, 20% to second, 10% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth and 2% to be divided equally among all other starters. Weights: 122 lbs. Non-winners of $60,000 at a mile or over in 2014 allowed 3 lbs.; $50,000 at a mile or over anytime allowed 5 lbs.; $35,000 at any distance allowed 7 lbs. (Maiden and Claiming races are not considered.)

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

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

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Kobe's Back versus Tapiture in Rebel Stakes
March 12, 2014

Hot Springs, AR (SportsNetwork) - San Vicente Stakes winner Kobe's Back and local stakes champ Tapiture headline a field of eight 3-year-olds for Saturday's $600,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

The 1 1/16-mile Rebel is a prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 12 and offers 50 points for the winner toward a place in the Kentucky Derby.

Kobe's Back, trained by John Sadler, has drawn the far outside post with Jose Lezcano getting the mount on the gray colt for the first time.

Owned by C R K Stable, Kobe's Back made his 2014 debut a winning one with a convincing 5 1/4-length victory in last month's seven-furlong San Vicente at Santa Anita.

The gray 3-year-old opened his career at Hollywood Park by winning the 5 1/2- furlong Willard Proctor Stakes on June 15. As the 9-10 favorite, he was second in the Hollywood Prevue in November, but finished 10th the next month in the CashCall Futurity after clipping heels.

"I've said all along that he's had three bad starts," said Lee Searing of C R K Stable after the San Vicente. "He won the first one, got hammered in the second and we never had a chance out in the 12 hole last out. So finally, all the work John has put in and the right rider (has made the difference)."

Kobe's Back has taken two of his four starts for $200,250.

Tapiture will again be ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr. and break from post 3 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, Tapiture won the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn on Feb. 17 by 4 1/4 lengths in his season debut.

"It was a big step forward for him," said Asmussen following the win. "I was impressed with what he did. I saw some things we need to improve and he'll need to continue to improve with the races coming up. I think the series sets up really well for him."

The chestnut colt is on a two-race win streak which includes last November's Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs. Tapiture began his career at Saratoga last August with a second-place result. He came back with a third in Churchill Downs' Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 7 and faded to third in a maiden event at Churchill on Oct. 27. He broke his maiden in the Kentucky Jockey Club by the same 4 1/4 lengths as his Southwest win.

Tapiture has two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts for $320,838.

Rebel Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2019 Omaha Beach Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella Fox Hill Farms 1:42.42
2018 Magnum Moon Luis Saez Todd Pletcher Lawana & Robert Low 1:42.68
2017 Malagacy Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Sumaya U.S. Stable 1:43.00
2016 Cupid Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Magnier & Smith 1:43.84
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1:45.78
2014 Hoppertunity Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Watson/Pegram/Weitman 1:43.90
2013 Will Take Charge Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas Willis D. Horton 1:45.18
2012 Secret Circle Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Watson/Pegram/Weitman 1:44.55
2011 The Factor Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Fog City Stable & G. Bolton 1:42.19
2010 Lookin at Lucky Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Mike Pegram/Watson/Weitman 1:43.06
2009 Win Willy Cliff Berry McLean Robertson Jer-Mar Stable LLC 1:44.41
2008 Sierra Sunset Chris Emigh Jeff Bonde Lebherz/Mariani/Schmitt/Wirth 1:43.88
2007 Curlin Robby Albarado Steve Asmussen Padua Stables et al. 1:44.70
2006 Lawyer Ron John McKee Robert E. Holthus James T. Hines, Jr. 1:44.09
2005 Greater Good John McKee Robert E. Holthus Lewis Lakin 1:44.92
2004 Smarty Jones Stewart Elliott John Servis Roy & Patricia Chapman 1:42.07
2003 Crowned King Chandra Rennie Billy McKeever McKeever Racing Stable 1:44.00
2002 Windward Passage Donnie Meche Steve Asmussen Team Valor 1:45.06
2001 Crafty Shaw Joe Johnson Peter M. Vestal Lucky Seven Stable 1:43.82
2000 Snuck In Cash Asmussen Steve Asmussen Ackerley Bros. Farm 1:42.99
1999 Etbauer Mike E. Smith Steve J. Wren K & H. Biggs 1:44.00
1998 Victory Gallop Eibar Coa W. Elliott Walden Prestonwood Farm Inc. 1:44.60
1997 Phantom On Tour Larry Melancon Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1:42.80
1996 Ide Craig Perret Peter M. Vestal Willmott Stables 1:44.00
1995 Mystery Storm Craig Perret Larry Robideaux David Beard 1:44.40
1994 Judge T C Joe Johnson Gary G. Hartlage Bea & R. H. Roberts 1:44.00
1993 Dalhart Mike E. Smith Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:42.20
1992 Pine Bluff Jerry D. Bailey Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:42.80
1991 Quintana David Guillory David C. Cross Gary M. Garber 1:42.60
1990 Nuits St. Georges Jamie Bruin Douglas Peterson Photini Jaffe 1:46.00
1989 Manastash Ridge Antonio Castanon D. Wayne Lukas Tayhill Stables 1:43.00
1988 Sea Trek Patrick A. Johnson Gary G. Hartlage Diana Stable 1:42.60
1987 Demons Begone Pat Day Philip M. Hauswald Loblolly Stable 1:41.40
1986 Rare Brick Mike E. Smith Tony Foyt Pin Oak Stable & A. J. Foyt 1:43.20
1985 Clever Allemont Pat Day Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1:44.40
1984 Vanlandingham Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Loblolly Stable 1:41.00
1983 Sunny's Halo Larry Snyder David C. Cross Jr. David J. Foster 1:42.20
1982 Bold Style Larry Snyder Jack Van Berg L. Mayer 1:43.80
1981 Bold Ego John Lively Dennis Werre Double B Ranch & J. Kidd 1:41.40
1980 Temperence Hill Darrell Haire Joseph B. Cantey Loblolly Stable 1:42.80
1979 Lucy's Axe Eddie Maple Joseph B. Cantey Mrs. L. Close 1:45.80
1978 Chop Chop Tomahawk Larry Snyder E. Jackson Daybreak Farm 1:42.40
1977 United Holme Jorge Tejeira Robert E. Holthus Lofton & Robert E. Holthus 1:42.20
1976 Riverside Sam Garth Patterson E. Jackson Daybreak Farm 1:41.60
1975 Promised City David E. Whited Larry Spraker Big I Farm 1:44.40
1974 Perfect Aim Geary E. Louviere Harold Tinker W. Cal Partee 1:44.40
1973 Game Lad A. Herrera David R. Vance Dan Lasater 1:41.20
1972 Our Trade Winds Lonnie Ray Robert E. Holthus R. Mitchell 1:42.60
1971 Compte Deux Don Brumfield Ike K. Mourar Robert E. Lehmann 1:44.40
1970 Admiral's Shield Stanley A. Spencer Harvey L. Vanier W. C. Robinson 1:44.00
1969 Traffic Mark Phil I. Grimm Ronnie G. Warren M/M Robert F. Roberts 1:42.80
1968 Etony J. Pagano H. Holcomb G. B. Newbill 1:43.80
1967 Betemight Henry Moreno Doug M. Davis, Jr. G. M. Holtsinger & M. Davis 1:40.80
1966 Timely Move M. Freed Charlie Vinci Cantor & Hill 1:42.20
1965 Swift Ruler Larry Spraker Gin L. Collins E. Allen 1:44.20
1964 Spike Nail Ronnie J. Campbell Robert E. Holthus C. O. Viar 1:43.00
1963 Devil It Is Robert Gallimore G. Alberico Bar-Al-Mar Stable 1:45.00
1962 Treasury Note Wayne Chambers Henry Forrest J. C. Pollard 1:42.40
1961 Bass Clef Ronald Baldwin Anthony W. Rupelt Vera E. Smith 1:42.40
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