Racing News


January 11, 2014

Oaklawn President and owner Charles J. Cella earned the victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes, but it wasn’t with the horse most people expected. Homebred Drogue pulled away in the stretch to win by nine-lengths over his stablemate, 2013 Oaklawn Handicap winner Cyber Secret, for his first career stakes win. It was also the first stakes win for trainer Mike Johnson, a former assistant to Peter Vestal. Read More


January 10, 2014

Whispering Oaks Farm’s Street Story got the 2014 live meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and leading trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031. The Street Cry (Ire) filly survived an objection in the race to earn her first stakes victory. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 9

January 09, 2014

Trainer Josie Carroll, the only woman to win the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most prestigious race for 3-year-olds, has a string in Hot Springs for the first time and hopes that Oaklawn will be the path to victory in some of the premier races for 3-year-olds on both sides of the North American border. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 8

January 08, 2014

The nominations for the 43rd Annual Eclipse Awards were announced Thursday with several having Oaklawn connections. The Eclipse Awards are voted on by members of the Daily Racing Form, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, which includes racing secretaries and members of Equibase. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 6

January 07, 2014

Trainer Mark Casse, a five-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s outstanding trainer, has established a base at Oaklawn for the first time since early in his career. His 25-horse string is being overseen by David Adams. Read More

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