Santana Jr. Set to Return Friday

Four-time Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana Jr. is scheduled to return to the saddle Friday after missing the first five days of the meeting because of five race-related suspensions stemming from the 2016 season.
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Uncontested Headed to Southwest Stakes

After splashing to a record-breaking victory in his 3-year-old debut, Uncontested will be pointed to the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 20 at Oaklawn, trainer Wayne Catalano said.
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FITTINGLY NAMED UNCONTESTED WINS SMARTY JONES STAKES EASILY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Jan. 16, 2017) – Harry T. Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta’s Uncontested, living up to his name, was never seriously challenged in his easy 5 ¼-length victory in Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, the first of three preps leading up to Oaklawn’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15.
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FAVORITE TERRA PROMESSA WINS $125,000 PIPPIN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017) – A return to Hot Springs brought Terra Promessa back to her winning ways as she scored a front-running victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Pippin Stakes in front of 16,000 on-track fans. The four-year-old Curlin filly, winner of last year’s Honeybee (G3) and Fantasy (G3) Stakes, is now a perfect four-for-four at Oaklawn.
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Romeo O Romeo Looks to Rebound in Smarty Jones

Romeo O Romeo will try to rebound from a poor performance late last fall in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn. A Canadian-bred son of champion Macho Uno, he faded to a 12th-place finish in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs in his last start.
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