Oaklawn Runners Look to Make Mark in Iowa Festival

Oaklawn will be well represented in the annual Iowa Festival of Racing that begins Thursday at Prairie Meadows. The three-day Festival features six stakes races, highlighted by Saturday’s $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3).
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Oaklawn Runners Take Top Four Spots in Gold Cup

Oaklawn-raced horses went 1-2-3-4 in the $500,000 Gold Cup (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event. Melatonin, runner-up in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 16, surpassed $1 million in career earnings with his 1 ½-length victory over Win the Space.
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Oaklawn Runners in Action From Coast to Coast

Several Oaklawn stakes winners are scheduled to run Saturday, including sprint star Subtle Indian and Hoppertunity, the 3-1 program favorite for the $500,000 Gold Cup (G1) at Santa Anita. The Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, guaranteeing the winner a berth in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita.
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Ivan the Great

Multiple Oaklawn stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot was honored as the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s 2015 Horse of the Year and champion older horse during its annual awards banquet Saturday night at Lone Star Park.
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HILLBILLY VEGAS, BLACKWATER TRIO COMPLETE SPA BLAST MUSIC LINEUP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, June 16, 2016) – Up and coming bands Hillbilly Vegas and Blackwater Trio complete the music lineup on the main stage topped by country music star Joe Diffie at this year’s Spa Blast presented by Budweiser July 1 in Oaklawn’s Infield. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with the music starting soon after and continuing throughout the evening before culminating with one of the region’s best fireworks displays.
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Oaklawn Handicap Winner Effinex Returns in Saturday’s Stephen Foster

Oaklawn Handicap winner Effinex is the even-money program favorite for the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile race is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, guaranteeing the winner a starting berth in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita.
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Creator’s Belmont Stakes Victory Helps Position Him For Year-End Honors

Arkansas Derby winner Creator is now in the conversation for a championship, jumping from No. 14 to No. 3 in the NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Poll following his nose victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) Saturday at Belmont Park. The win was the 14th time that an Oaklawn-raced horse had captured a Classic race since 2004
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