Arkansas Horse Wins Arkansas Derby

Zoie Clift

An Arkansas horse won the Arkansas Derby yesterday. Archarcharch
( great name!) won the $1 million dollar race at Oaklawn Park with 25-to-1
odds. The victory sends the colt, his owner ( also an Arkansan) and his
trainer ( another Arkansan!)  to
the Kentucky Derby on May 7. The Factor, a favorite to win the race, came in at 7th place.
 Robert and Val Yagos ( from
Jacksonville) own the horse and his trainer Jinks Fires is from Riverdale.
Fires’ son-in-law Jon Court was the jockey. Court won the Arkansas Derby last
year and becomes the first jockey since Garrett Gomez to win
back-to-back Arkansas Derbys.  Photo credit: Oaklawn Park
Posted in Travel Arkansas

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