Racing News

Gran Lioness Gives Berry Fourth Win of the Day In Prima Donna

March 26, 2011

Oaklawn Park’s current leading rider, Cliff Berry, padded his margin over defending champion Terry Thompson with four wins on Saturday, including a front running victory aboard 2-5 favorite Gran Lioness in the $75,000 Prima Donna Stakes. Through the conclusion of Saturday’s card, Berry held a 13-win advantage over Thompson with 45 victories this meet. Read More

Chief of Affairs Equals Stakes Record in Hot Springs

March 20, 2011

Chief of Affairs capped off a huge weekend at Oaklawn Park with a dominating performance in Sunday’s $75,000 Hot Springs Stakes that equaled the stakes record time of 1:08 2/5 for six furlongs. His win follows victories on Saturday by Havre de Grace, who equaled the stakes record in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (G3), and The Factor, who jumped onto Kentucky Derby (G1) trail with his eye-catching effort in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). Read More

The Factor Rolls to Front-Running Rebel Score; Havre de Grace Starts 2011 Strong in Azeri

March 19, 2011

The question asking if The Factor could carry his brilliant speed farther down the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail was emphatically answered Saturday as the 3-year-old colt owned by George Bolton and Fog City Stable rolled to a 6 ¼-length victory in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) in front of 34,698 fans at Oaklawn Park. Read More

All About Allie Gives Whited The Sweep of Rainbow Stakes

February 27, 2011

Trainer David Whited, a former top jockey at Oaklawn, went from having no stakes wins as a trainer at his home track to having two within a 24-hour period when Sanders Brothers’ All About Allie made a front-running score in Sunday’s $50,000 Rainbow Miss for Arkansas-bred 3-year-old fillies. Saturday, Whited saddled Sanders Brothers’ Rattlesnake Holler to victory in the $50,000 Rainbow Stakes, the counterpart race for colts and geldings. Read More

Rattlesnake Holler Scores Rainbow for Jockey Turned Trainer

February 26, 2011

As a jockey, David Whited had won many important races at Oaklawn Park, including a sweep of its 3-year-old series – the Southwest, Rebel and Arkansas Derby – in 1975 with Promised City. Saturday, he became an Oaklawn stakes winning trainer when Sanders Brothers’ Rattlesnake Holler caught Ile St. Roy in the final jump to score by a head in the $50,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings. Read More

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