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Bayern Leads Oaklawn Runners in Action This Saturday

April 24, 2014

Kaleem Shah’s Bayern, most recently third in the Arkansas Derby (G1) as the favorite, leads a field of 10 three-year-olds entered in Saturday’s $150,000 Derby Trial (G3) , opening night of Churchill Downs’ spring meet. Among the talented colt’s rivals in the one-mile race are Bitterns n’ Bourbon, an impressive maiden winner early in the Oaklawn meet and Big Sugar Soda, who finished second in the Gazebo Stakes. Read More

SMOKELAWN RETURNS MAY 3

April 24, 2014

For the second straight year, Oaklawn is combining the region’s best BBQ competition with the Kentucky Derby simulcast at its Smokelawn event in the Infield Saturday, May 3. Gates will open for the free event at 10 a.m. and it will continue through the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. Read More

SMOKELAWN TO SHOWCASE THE REGION’S BEST MUSICIANS

April 24, 2014

Not only will the 2nd annual Smokelawn event in Oaklawn’s infield May 3 feature the region’s best BBQ competition, but it will also showcase six of the region’s best musical talent. Trey and Dave will kick things off at 11 a.m. and the John Calvin Brewer Band will close out the lineup starting at 4:30 p.m. They will play right up to time for the Kentucky Derby simulcast from Churchill Downs at approximately 5:30 p.m. Gates will open for this free event at 10 a.m. Read More

DANZA PULLS 40-1 SHOCKER IN ARKANSAS DERBY

April 12, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 12, 2014) – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Danza came in as the lesser heralded stablemate, but is leaving Oaklawn as the 78th winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and with a ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs after earning 100 points. The winner, sent off as the second highest odds on the board by the crowd of 63,186, returned $84.60, $28.40 and $11 at odds of 40-1. Read More

LEMON DROP DREAM SCORES MILD UPSET IN COUNT FLEET SPRINT HANDICAP

April 10, 2014

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