Cyberknife pulls upset to win Arkansas Derby; filly 3rd

Cyberknife, ridden by jockey Florent Geroux, heads through the first turn on the way to winning the Arkansas Derby horse race Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. (Tommy Metthe/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Cyberknife won the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby by 2 3/4 lengths in the richest prep race for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Cyberknife ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.42 and paid $13.60, $7 and $3.60. Barber Road returned $7.40 and $4. Secret Oath is the filly trained by 86-year-old Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas. She paid $2.80 to show as the 7-5 favorite. Doppelganger was fourth. That colt had been with Hall of Famer Bob Baffert before being transferred to another trainer. Baffert’s 90-day suspension begins Monday.

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