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It's kind of like "Words With Friends," but with trivia

It's kind of like "Words With Friends," but with trivia

A Fayetteville company, MobileFWD, released a game called Trivi.al in the Apple Apps Store on June 21.

Matt Hudson, one of the founders of MobileFWD, said his company has the venture capital and -- hopefully -- the concept that will make the game a success. Trivi.al, as he describes it, is a trivia game that is powered by social networking. Players can challenge Facebook friends to games or find random opponents through the online service.

So far, the game is only available on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod). Should it catch on with Apple users, however, Hudson said the company will likely expand it to other mobile platforms.

Click here to learn more about Trivi.al. It's free to download and play.

 

Arkansas Derby Winner Bodemeister Favored in Saturday’s Preakness

Arkansas Derby Winner Bodemeister Favored in Saturday’s Preakness

Oaklawn has three rooting interest in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) led by Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, second in the Kentucky Derby, who drew post position seven and was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for the middle leg of the Triple Crown. He will be joined in the field by Rebel Stakes runner-up Optimizer, 11th in the Kentucky Derby and Arkansas Derby fourth-place finisher Cozzetti. On Friday, Fantasy Stakes winner Mambo Kimbo and Oaklawn Handicap look to further their winning ways in the Black Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3), respectively.

Below is a progress report on each runner from the Maryland Jockey Club Media Office.

 

BODEMEISTER – Arkansas Derby (G1) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Bodemeister made his first visit to the main track at Pimlico Thursday morning, galloping 1 ½ miles under exercise rider George Alvarez after the renovation break.

Arkansas Derby Winner Bodemeister Leads Strong Contingent of Oaklawn Runners at Pimlico

Arkansas Derby Winner Bodemeister Leads Strong Contingent of Oaklawn Runners at Pimlico

Oaklawn is likely to have as many of three rooting interest in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) led by Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, second in the Kentucky Derby after setting all the pace. He is expected to be joined in the field by Rebel Stakes runner-up Optimizer, 11th in the Kentucky Derby and Arkansas Derby fourth-place finisher Cozzetti. One day earlier, Fantasy Stakes winner Mambo Kimbo and Oaklawn Handicap look to further their winning ways in the Black Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) and Pimlico Special (G2), respectively.

Below is a progress report on each runner from the Maryland Jockey Club Media Office.

 

Barn notes 4/12

Barn notes 4/12

Cozzetti Gets Cozy At Oaklawn Before Arkansas Derby

 

Albaugh Family Stable’s multi-dimensional colt Cozzetti dove right into his training in his first morning at Oaklawn Thursday. The trick now, according to his handlers, will be to take that energy, match it with his staying power and produce a big afternoon performance in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1).

 

Trained by Dale Romans, the gray Florida invader arrived Wednesday a little bit late but without incident. The colt was already familiar with travelling around the country having jetted to Los Angeles last fall for the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. Throughout his young career, Cozzetti has had no problem adjusting and training like a good horse. He just hasn’t put it all together in a race.

 

Barn notes 4/10

Barn notes 4/10

Jake Mo ‘Perfect’ In Final Work Before Ark. Derby

 

Stephen Brown’s Jake Mo had some hop to his step during an Easter morning workout at Oaklawn as he lays in wait as a potential upsetter in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1).

 

The fourth-place finisher in the Rebel Stakes (G2) and runner-up in a division of the Southwest Stakes (G3) has been close to breaking through all season for trainer Allen Milligan. Sunday’s work was further evidence in his mind the son of 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo deserves a chance in the marquee event of the Oaklawn season.

 

“He’s always overcome everything and he’s always running at the end,” said Milligan, who is in contention for leading trainer this season. Jake Mo breezed five furlongs in 1:00 under Martin Escobar in a move described as “perfect” and “super.” Regular jockey Cliff Berry took the holiday off but will be back aboard Saturday.

 

Racing Festival of the South

Racing Festival of the South

WHAT:                  Oaklawn Park will host the traditional Racing Festival of the South  Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, closing day of the 2012 racing season. There will be nine stakes races culminating with the 76th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday.

 

WHEN:                  Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14

                                Post times:         1:30 p.m. Wed. – Fri.

Nominations Released for Racing Festival of the South; Havre de Grace Tops List in Two Races

Nominations Released for Racing Festival of the South; Havre de Grace Tops List in Two Races

Oaklawn traditionally saves the best for last and 2012 won’t be an exception when the Hot Springs track hosts the Racing Festival of South over the final four days of the meet, April 11 – 14. Nominations for the four graded stakes that along with the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) anchor the event were released Wednesday with 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, Sprint Champion Amazombie, Donn Handicap winner Hymn Book and early Kentucky Oaks favorite On Fire Baby among the most notable nominations.