Smack Smack and Shotgun Kowboy Run 1-2 in Cornhusker

Smack Smack and Shotgun Kowboy nearly hit the wire together in the $350,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses March 19 at Oaklawn. It was the same story in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) Saturday at Prairie Meadows, the marquee event of the Iowa Festival of Racing, but this time they were taking the top two positions. Smack Smack edged Shotgun Kowboy by a neck to give trainer Don Von Hemel of Hot Springs his biggest career victory since turning 82 May 14.
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Oaklawn Runners Look to Make Mark in Iowa Festival

Oaklawn will be well represented in the annual Iowa Festival of Racing that begins Thursday at Prairie Meadows. The three-day Festival features six stakes races, highlighted by Saturday’s $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3).
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Oaklawn Runners Take Top Four Spots in Gold Cup

Oaklawn-raced horses went 1-2-3-4 in the $500,000 Gold Cup (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event. Melatonin, runner-up in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 16, surpassed $1 million in career earnings with his 1 ½-length victory over Win the Space.
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Oaklawn Runners in Action From Coast to Coast

Several Oaklawn stakes winners are scheduled to run Saturday, including sprint star Subtle Indian and Hoppertunity, the 3-1 program favorite for the $500,000 Gold Cup (G1) at Santa Anita. The Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, guaranteeing the winner a berth in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita.
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Ivan the Great

Multiple Oaklawn stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot was honored as the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s 2015 Horse of the Year and champion older horse during its annual awards banquet Saturday night at Lone Star Park.
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HILLBILLY VEGAS, BLACKWATER TRIO COMPLETE SPA BLAST MUSIC LINEUP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, June 16, 2016) – Up and coming bands Hillbilly Vegas and Blackwater Trio complete the music lineup on the main stage topped by country music star Joe Diffie at this year’s Spa Blast presented by Budweiser July 1 in Oaklawn’s Infield. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with the music starting soon after and continuing throughout the evening before culminating with one of the region’s best fireworks displays.
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