Hoppertunity knocks in rowdy Rebel

Winner holds ‘position’ in stretch scrum

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 4:22 a.m.

Mike Smith, left front, raises his whip as he and Hoppertunity begin to move on Strong Mandate, center, with Joel Rosario aboard, and Ride On Curlin, front right, with Kent Desormeaux aboard, in the far turn of the Rebel Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/David Quinn)

Hoppertunity made the most of his opportunity in the $600,000 Grade II Rebel Stakes.

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