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Weather doesn’t dampen spirits of stakes contenders at Oaklawn

“You can’t fight Mother Nature” was the mantra on Friday morning from the connections of contenders for Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (Grade 2), $300,000 Azeri Stakes (Grade 2) and $250,000 Razorback Handicap (Grade 3). Despite heavy rains that interrupted training so the sloppy racing strip could be sealed after the break, preparations progressed without problems.