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DAY 14 of 57

SUNDAY'S ATTENDANCE 2,250

SUNDAY'S TOTAL HANDLE $2,870,918

SUNDAY'S ON-TRACK HANDLE $220,949

SUNDAY'S OFF-TRACK HANDLE $2,649,969

TODAY'S SIMULCAST SCHEDULE Parx, 11:22 a.m.; Derby Lane (greyhounds), 11:30 a.m.; Mahoning Valley, 11:45 a.m.; Palm Beach (greyhounds), noon; Daytona Beach (greyhounds), 12:05 p.m.; Turf Paradise, 1:40 p.m.

SUNDAY'S STARS

Federico Villafranco was the only trainer to win multiple races when he was the winning trainer in the first race when Darion's Dream ($17.40) won the 6-furlong race in 1:12.38 with Ramon Vazquez aboard. Villafranco won the sixth race when Donita's Ruler ($3.80), with Vazquez aboard, won the 6-furlong race in 1:11.13. On the season, Villafranco has won three races in 36 starts. Brad Cox, who leads with 12 victories in 27 starts, won the third race with Secret House ($3.60) with Gary Stevens riding. Secret House's winning time in the 1 1/16-mile race was 1:44.66.

SPORTING CHANCE TO SOUTHWEST?

Sporting Chance breezed 6 furlongs from the gate in 1:13.80 over a fast track Sunday morning in advance of his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes on Feb. 19.

Sporting Chance, unraced since winning the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes on Sept. 4 at Saratoga for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, worked with stablemate Hill Bent, a 3-year-old Creative Cause colt who finished seventh in his November career debut at Churchill Downs.

The colt, who worked approximately 30 minutes after the track opened, recorded splits of :23.80 for the opening quarter-mile, 0:36 for 3 furlongs and 0:49 for a half-mile, according to lead clocker Jim Hamilton.

Sporting Chance and Hill Bent raced as a team down the backstretch and through most of the turn before the Grade 1 winner began pulling away approaching the quarter-pole.

Hill Bent was credited with 6 furlongs in 1:15.60.

Sunday's work was the fifth recorded at Oaklawn since Jan. 9 for Sporting Chance, a son of 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow who races for Lukas' longtime clients, Robert Baker and William Mack. He was purchased for $575,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Lukas said Luis Saez will ride Sporting Chance in the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, which will be his first start around two turns.

Information for this report was contributed by Oaklawn media department.

Sports on 02/05/2018

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