Racing News

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 29

January 29, 2014

Hot Springs has been very fortunate this winter compared to the rest of the country, but it could not escape another round of Artic air that closed Oaklawn’s track for training Tuesday and delayed the opening Wednesday until 10 a.m. Several trainers, aware of the weather, sent their horses to the track Monday for workouts, including Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas who sent his Southwest Stakes (G3) hopeful Strong Mandate out for a bullet workout. Read More


January 25, 2014

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Apropos improved her Oaklawn record to a perfect three-for-three with an easy 3 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty Stakes. Her popular victory as the 6-5 favorite came just 13 days after she returned from a five-month layoff to win an allowance optional claiming race here Jan. 12. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 25

January 25, 2014

Usually the 14-horse fields at Oaklawn are reserved for races like the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby, but that’s how many fillies and mares will line up Saturday in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes. The six-furlong stakes will be the featured eighth of nine live races at 4:38 p.m. Read More


January 22, 2014

Lucky fans can win big in both the game room and at the track during February. Every Thursday evening guests will have the chance to play the $100,000 Royal Flush and on Monday, Feb. 17, the popular $55,000 Progressive Cash Giveaway returns for all racing fans in attendance during the special Presidents Day card. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 19

January 22, 2014

Less than 24 hours after celebrating Tiz Miz Sue’s Eclipse Award nomination as champion older female at the awards banquet held at Gulfstream Park near Miami, FL, trainer Steve Hobby was back at Oaklawn to saddle his two starters on Sunday’s card and hopes to complete the holiday weekend with a victory in Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes with Fire Starter. Read More

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