Racing News

Music Lineup Set for Smokelawn May 4

April 26, 2013

The music lineup for the Smokelawn BBQ Championship Saturday, May 4, has been set and will feature some of the region’s most popular Blues bands performing in Oaklawn’s infield Kentucky Derby Day. The acts scheduled for this event, which features professional and amateur BBQ cook teams competing for $10,000 in prize money, are John Calvin Brewer Band, Trey and Dave, Moonshine Mafia and Salt and Pepper. Read More

Smokelawn BBQ Championship Debuts May 4

April 23, 2013

The live race meet may be over, but the fun and excitement will keep going strong at Oaklawn as it kicks off a full summer of events with the first ever Smokelawn BBQ Championship Saturday, May 4, Kentucky Derby Day. Oaklawn is opening its Infield for this all-day event featuring professional and amateur BBQ cook teams competing for nearly $10,000 in prize money. Read More

Cyber Secret Wins Oaklawn Handicap for the Home Team

April 14, 2013

Cyber Secret remained undefeated during the current meet at Oaklawn Park by scoring a mild upset in the 67th edition of the $500,000 Oaklawn Park Handicap (G2) in front of 66,158 hometown fans in Saturday. With the win, he gave owner and track president Charles J. Cella and his long-time trainer Lynn Whiting their first victories in one of the track’s signature events. Read More


April 14, 2013

Repole Stable’s Overanalyze, a top 2-year-old last year, who had fallen off the radar, jumped back into the Kentucky Derby picture with a dominating 4 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) before a crowd of 66,158. The victory earned him 100 points based on Churchill Downs’ criteria for making the 20-horse field and ranks him fifth among the hopefuls for the first Saturday in May. Read More

Arkansas Derby hopefuls fine-tune for Saturday

April 12, 2013

Den’s Legacy and War Academy, who will represent Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday, arrived on the grounds Wednesday and each went to the track before the break Thursday morning to check out their new surroundings and gallop 1 ¼ miles. Read More

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