Racing News

Largest Single Jackpot Ever Hit at Oaklawn Saturday

November 26, 2011

Eleanor Mitchell, of Jacksonville, AR, has 81,000 reason to be thankful for this holiday weekend after hitting a jackpot worth $81,640 while playing the $.25 Wheel of Fortune machine Saturday morning. The jackpot, which was hit at 3:32 a.m., 30 minutes before the doors closed for the day, was the largest at Oaklawn since the new gaming center opened in 2009. Read More

Oaklawn's Barn Area Opens for 2012 Season

November 14, 2011

Oaklawn’s barn area opened Monday in advance of the 2012 live racing season.The track will open next Monday, Nov. 21, for training. The 2012 Live Meet begins Friday, Jan. 13 and culminates Saturday, April 14 with the 76th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Read More

Oaklawn Releases First Condition Book With Increased Purses

September 01, 2011

For the fourth consecutive year, Oaklawn Park’s newly released first condition book will reflect an increase in purses from the start of the previous meet. For the first time in track history, maiden allowance races will start out carrying a minimum purse of $40,000 and the minimum claiming race purse will be $15,300. Last year, maiden allowance races started at $36,000 and the minimum purse was $15,200. Read More

Oaklawn Announces $5 Million Plus Stakes Schedule for 2012

August 18, 2011

A $200,000 bump to the Rebel Stakes (G2) and a condensed four-day, nine stakes Racing Festival of the South highlight Oaklawn Park’s 2012 live racing season, which kicks off Friday, Jan. 13. Read More

Frank Mirahmadi Selected as Oaklawn's Next Announcer

July 14, 2011

When Oaklawn opens for live racing in January, fans will be greeted by the sound of a new track announcer for the first time in more than 37 years. Frank Mirahmadi, introduced to Oaklawn fans as its official “backup” during the 2011 season, will replace Terry Wallace, who announced last month he was retiring from the announcer’s booth. Read More

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