Bet on the Arapahoe Park Classic

Bet on the Arapahoe Park Classic

Mile High Racing & Entertainment hosts some of the biggest races in Colorado at Arapahoe Park, including the Arapahoe Park Classic Stakes. These stakes and other races at this track have grown over recent years, helping spearhead the expansion of horse racing at this facility. Increased attendance has lead to bigger overall handles at the track, which has doubled the purse at the Arapahoe Park Classic to $100,000. This race is for thoroughbreds three years and older at a distance of 1 1/8 mile on the dirt track.

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2016 Arapahoe Classic Contenders

The field has been set for one of the marquee races of Arapahoe Park’s meet, the Arapahoe Park Classic. The mile and an eighth stakes race has drawn a wide open field of twelve colts and geldings and four were bred in the state of Colorado, including the top two contenders.

Magical Twist, a veteran seven-year-old gelding, tops the field as the morning line favorite at 3-1 odds. He will be making his third consecutive appearance in this race and was second in 2014 and third last year. After struggling to hit the board in his first four starts of the year, he broke through and won the Mount Elbert Stakes last time out. 

Fellow Colorado-bred Sky T is the second choice at odds of 7-2 on the morning line. The four-year-old gelding will be trying to rebound after a poor performance in the Mount Elbert Stakes where he finished sixth but prior to that had two wins so far this year. He was a stakes winner at Arapahoe as a juvenile.

Also in the field at morning line odds of 10-1 is longshot Tamait (FR) who was bred in France where he began his career. He has a total of three career victories and is trying to notch his first stakes win.

Here is the field for the 2016 edition of the Arapahoe Park Classic Stakes with morning line odds.

1. Oh No Henry, 15-1

2. Wally Van, 12-1

3. Tamait (FR), 10-1

4. Magical Twist, 3-1

5. Nick’s Picks, 6-1

6. Co Ferment, 4-1

7. Cattle Company, 12-1

8. Enuff Bull, 12-1

9. Shawnee Kid, 8-1

10. The Tizzler, 15-1

11. Sky T, 7-2

12. Early Sunset, 15-1

Did you know?

For the first time since 1999, Arapahoe Park hosts two $100,000 thoroughbred races, signalling an increase in the quality of the racers drawn to the Arapahoe Park Classic and other events at this course. As a result, the 2014 edition attracted some of the best competition the Arapahoe Park Classic has ever seen, including Colorado-bred star Get Happy Mister, who put his home-state winning streak on the line.

The Arapahoe Park Classic is the second richest race at the track, behind only the Mile High Futurity, a $130,000 quarter horse competition. Get Happy Mister defended his home-state winning streak in 2014, winning this race with a margin of 2 3/4 lengths over competition that included shippers from Gulfstream Park and Prairie Meadows. His performance at the Arapahoe Park Classic was his ninth straight win at the track, cementing his reputation as the best Colorado-bred thoroughbred in history. The 2013 edition of the Arapahoe Classic was won by No Spin, an Iowan shipper, also by 2 3/4 lengths.