Confidence in Miss Mo Kelly Pays Off for Holthus

It’s been all about the numbers in recent days for trainer Paul Holthus of Hot Springs. Holthus, 55, and wife Nancy, a member of Oaklawn’s media relations department, celebrated their third wedding anniversary Wednesday. And Paul Holthus’ personal red-letter day came three days after a professional one – Miss Mo Kelly’s two-length upset victory in the $100,000 She’s All In Handicap for fillies and mares Sunday at Remington Park.
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Whitmore Back at Oaklawn after Comeback Win in New York

Whitmore returned to the track Wednesday morning at Oaklawn following his comeback victory in an allowance/optional claiming sprint Saturday at Aqueduct. Co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett said Whitmore arrived Tuesday in Hot Springs, adding it’s a “possibility” the 3-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding could run again this year. Oaklawn’s live meeting begins Jan. 13.
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OAKLAWN TO OFFER TWO JOB FAIRS IN ADVANCE OF LIVE MEET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016) – Oaklawn expects to fill close to 500 positions between rehires and new team members by the time it opens for the live racing season on Friday, Jan. 13 and most of the new hiring will take place during two job fairs to be held Dec. 9 and 10.
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FAN PLEASING PROMOTIONS RETURN IN 2017

Hot Springs, Ark. (Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016) – Oaklawn is bringing back its most popular promotions in 2017 including an Oaklawn Cap Giveaway set for Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is also the day Oaklawn launches its rich 3-year-old stakes program that culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes.
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Barn Area Starting to Fill Up

Oaklawn had 353 horses on the grounds Wednesday night in advance of its Jan. 13 opening, racing secretary Pat Pope said. The total represented 24 percent of Oaklawn’s backside capacity, approximately 1,500.
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