Rattlesnake Holler Scores Rainbow for Jockey Turned Trainer

February 26, 2011

As a jockey, David Whited had won many important races at Oaklawn Park, including a sweep of its 3-year-old series – the Southwest, Rebel and Arkansas Derby – in 1975 with Promised City. Saturday, he became an Oaklawn stakes winning trainer when Sanders Brothers’ Rattlesnake Holler caught Ile St. Roy in the final jump to score by a head in the $50,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings. Read More

Salty Wave Gives Jack Frost Spring Fever Win

February 20, 2011

After all the winter weather, Salty Wave, owned and trained by a man named Jack Frost, sprinted away with a Spring Fever win Read More

Absinthe Minded Slips Away to Bayakoa Win

February 19, 2011

Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and Terry Thompson team for the front-running upset over Satans Quick Chick Read More

Borel Guides Kate's Main Man to Essex Victory

February 13, 2011

Jockey Calvin Borel, displaying the skills that earned him induction into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Friday and a trip to Dubai Monday for an international jockey competition, piloted Randy Patterson’s Kate’s Main Man to a gate-to-wire victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. In the process, he turned the tables on even-money favorite Win Willy, who had gotten the better of him in the final strides of the Jan. 16 Fifth Season Stakes, but who had to settle for second today. Read More

Holy Heavens Goes From Last To First In Martha Washington

February 12, 2011

Drs. K.K. Jayaraman and Vilasini Jayaraman’s Holy Heaven was last early, but by the time the field of Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington had made one full lap around, she was first when it counted most, drawing off to win by one-length over Scarlet Mist. Winning time for the one-mile race was 1:42 4/5 over a good Oaklawn Park track. Jazzin’ Okie was third. Read More

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