Arkansas Horse Wins Arkansas Derby


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
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