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New ruling shall benefit Arkansas’ recruiting process

LITTLE ROCK — Selling parents of athletes on the University of Arkansas, the Razorback athletics department can offer a practical asset unmatched by any of the seven SEC schools that are constants on the football schedule. At best, others offer bare bone versions of the same resource or an inconvenience is in play.

Ralis ready for Rebel

LITTLE ROCK — Handicapping the chances of Ralis in the $900,000 Rebel at Oaklawn Park, there is no middle ground — either trust trainer Doug O’Neill or toss the California shipper.

Trying to explain SEC road woes

LITTLE ROCK — Struck perfectly, the 10-foot birdie putt defied gravity and the young man preparing for the U.S. Open qualifying at The Country Club of Little Rock was incredulous. Second try, same result — the ball meandered uphill.

Baffert could end modest skid at Rebel Stakes

LITTLE ROCK — Reconnaissance work completed by his lesser runners, trainer Bob Baffert now knows he will have to send his first string to Arkansas to resume his enormously successful run in Oaklawn Park’s series for Kentucky Derby hopefuls.