Oaklawn has named longtime steward Rick Brasher as association steward for the upcoming live meet, which runs Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 – Sunday, May 8, 2022.

“Oaklawn is very happy to have Rick Brasher as our association steward,” Vice President of Racing Jason Milligan said. “He has a lot of experience, comes highly recommended and is well-respected by many of our horsemen that have worked with him at other tracks. As a former trainer, he brings a lot of valuable knowledge to the stewards’ stand.”

Brasher, a Texas native, is currently a state steward in Oklahoma, working primarily at Will Rogers Downs, where he is chief steward, and Fair Meadows. He has also been a state steward in Texas, working at Sam Houston, Retama and Lone Star Park, in Louisiana at Evangeline Downs and in Wyoming at Wyoming Downs. He has been an association steward at Fair Grounds. Prior to his 20-year career as a steward, he was a trainer and worked as a starter at Retama.

“It’s just an honor to work at Oaklawn,” Brasher said. “I’m really looking forward to it. When I was a trainer, it was always my favorite place to race. I have a lot of fond memories there and I’m looking forward to getting back to Hot Springs.”