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TVG to Televise 2014 Oaklawn Meet

January 07, 2014

TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, and Oaklawn Racing and Gaming announced today that the network will telecast the 57-day Oaklawn 2014 race meet beginning Friday, January 10, with daily, on-site, live coverage hosted by TVG’s Frank Mirahmadi. Read More

OAKLAWN ANYWHERE DEBUTS IN TIME FOR LIVE RACE MEET

December 30, 2013

Oaklawn is now offering Arkansas residents an innovative way to watch and wager on the races through their smart phones, tablets and personal computers with the launch of OaklawnAnywhere.com. Race fans can set up an account to use while at the track or “Anywhere” they wish. Read More

THREE-YEAR-OLD STAKES, PROMOTIONS ANCHOR 2014 RACE MEET

December 10, 2013

Live racing returns to Hot Springs with the opening of Oaklawn’s 2014 live meet Friday, Jan. 10 and greeting fans will be some of the most competitive racing in the country, especially in the 3-year-old ranks. Overall, the 57-day meet will offer more than $20 million in purses and 31 stakes, highlighted by the 78th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 12. Read More

Will Take Charge Goes for Championship in Clark

November 27, 2013

Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, winner of Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones and Rebel Stakes earlier this year, could wrap up the Eclipse Award as Champion 3-year-old male with a victory Friday in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. The Unbridled’s Song colt, trained by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, drew post seven of nine for the 1 1/8 race where among his eight rivals is top older horse Game On Dude. Read More

Horses Are Arriving; Preparations for 2014 Step Up

November 21, 2013

The word is out! The horsemen want to run for Oaklawn’s record $20 million in purses and know that if they have a good 3-year-old, the best place to prepare for the Triple Crown is right here in Hot Springs. This has been evident in the demand for stall space for the 2014 season, which has never been greater. Racing Secretary Pat Pope and Stall Superintendent Beverly Fowler had the Herculean task of sorting through nearly 3,000 stall applications for the 1,550 stalls available and assigning them based on what will give Oaklawn the most competitive races. Read More

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