WAYNE SMITH NAMED ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, March 3, 2016) – Oaklawn President Charles Cella announced today a key management addition designed to better position the storied 112-year-old racing and gaming facility for the future.
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HEAVY FAVORITE WEAST HILL DELIVERS IN NODOUBLE

Starsky Weast’s Weast Hill did not disappoint his backers that made him the heavy 3-5 favorite with an easy 3 ¼ length victory is Sunday’s $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes. He returned $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes - Feb. 28: Strong Race Friday Could Add Black Ops to Rebel Picture

An entry-level allowance race Friday at Oaklawn could produce a starter for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19. Owner Richard Keith said Sunday morning that Black Ops will be wheeled back in the Rebel with a strong performance in Friday’s 1 1/16-mile race, which will be his first start against older horses and first since a 10th-place finish in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 18 at Oaklawn.
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Barn Notes - Feb. 27: Whitmore Fires Bullet in First Work since Southwest

Whitmore worked a bullet half-mile in :48.20 Saturday morning at Oaklawn, the gelding’s first breeze since finishing second in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 15. He is scheduled to make his next start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19 at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16.
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WEAST HILL AND BUMPY CAT TOP SUNDAY’S NODOUBLE FIELD

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016) – Although eight horses are entered, the $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes Sunday at Oaklawn looks like a two-horse race. Weast Hill and Bumpy Cat headline the 6-furlong event restricted to Arkansas-bred colts and geldings, 3-year-olds and upward.
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