Racing News


Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 9

January 10, 2013

Trainer Lynn Whiting, best known for 1992 Kentucky Derby winner and Arkansas Derby runner-up Lil E. Tee, is wasting no time getting two of his top 3-year-olds in action this meet. Saturday, he will start Charles J. Cella’s Lady Stonewall in the $60,000 Dixie Belle Stakes and he has Officer Alex on target for his seasonal debut in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 21, the feature on the special Martin Luther King Jr. Day card. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 2

January 08, 2013

Even before Brown Almighty headed into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last November as a top contender, the plan was to come to Oaklawn in 2013 to try the dirt and hopefully legitimize himself as a possible Triple Crown contender. The first chance for the Big Brown colt to start working on those goals will be the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Monday, Jan. 21, the anchor of Oaklawn’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day card. On Monday, Dec. 31, he worked six furlongs in 1:16 over a fast track, his third since coming to Hot Springs. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 3

January 08, 2013

Jer-Mar Stable’s Win Willy, a fan favorite at Oaklawn since upsetting the 2009 Rebel Stakes (G2) at odds of 56-1, is preparing to kick off his 7-year-old season with a start in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes, the opening day feature Friday, Jan. 11. Win Willy, who won the Fifth Season in 2011, worked five furlongs Thursday in 1:03 4/5 over a fast track. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 7

January 08, 2013

When trainer Danele Durham looked at the Remington Park tote board the night of Dec. 9 before the Springboard Mile she thought surely it was broken. How else could the odds for her horse, Texas Bling, be flashing 99-1? Read More

New Food & Beverage Options Await Guests in 2013

December 28, 2012

Specialty coffees, craft beers and a variety of Mexican food items are among the new food and beverage options Oaklawn will offer during the 2013 live season that begins Friday, Jan. 11. These menu items will join the world-famous corned beef sandwiches, jumbo shrimp and other popular treats offered at concession stands on the first floor of the grandstand. Read More

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