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

Native Ruler Guts Out Second King Cotton Win

January 29, 2011

Maggi Moss’ 7-year-old former claimer Native Ruler showed he’s all class with a hard-fought victory in Saturday’s $50,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park. After a three-horse battle to the wire, the veteran runner, who won the same race in 2009, prevailed by a neck over Mighty Rule with River Bear another neck behind in third. Final time for the six-furlong race was 1:10 over a fast track. Read More

Oaklawn Track Announcer Terry Wallace Ends Streak at 20,191

January 28, 2011

Terry Wallace, Oaklawn Park’s track announcer for 37 years, ended his record streak of consecutive race calls at 20,191 Friday when he handed over the microphone to Frank Mirahmadi for the fifth race, which was won by Heavenly Appeal. Wallace, who was back in the booth for the sixth race, took advantage of Mirahmadi’s visit to the track and enjoyed his very first Oaklawn race among the fans on the apron. Read More

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