Jockey Mike Smith gestures skyward as he and Hoppertunity are led to the winners circle after winning the $600,000 Rebel Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Jockey Mike Smith gestures skyward as he and Hoppertunity are led to the winners circle after winning the $600,000 Rebel Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) AP
Jockey Mike Smith gestures skyward as he and Hoppertunity are led to the winners circle after winning the $600,000 Rebel Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) AP

Baffert's Hoppertunity survives bumpy ride to win Rebel

March 15, 2014 10:07 PM