Oaklawn Diaries: Tip Sheets a Colorful Biz

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About a dozen tip sheets are available at Oaklawn Park About a dozen tip sheets are available at Oaklawn Park

As the Kentucky Derby trail winds its way to Arkansas this weekend for the Rebel Stakes, Ray Paulick and Scott Jagow have made the journey to Oaklawn Park to share the unique experience of its annual meeting. One of the region’s top annual sporting events, the Oaklawn meet is a tried and true destination for die-hard and casual race fans from around the country.

While tip sheets still greet racegoers at the entrance of some racetracks, they’re a very popular aspect of racing at Oaklawn – and a good little business, as you’ll see in this Oaklawn Diaries.

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  • Charlie Davis

    Ha, good piece. Never seen a selection like that.

  • Ladyofthelake

    Unless I missed something I don’t remember seeing anything like that at the Keeneland track.

  • ChiSpy

    When I visited Oaklawn in the mid-eighties there were, I believe, 32 tip sheets available. Some hawkers dressed in a crazy getup to set themselves apart, and some set up their business a block or two from the track to get people on their way to Oaklawn.

  • The Whiz

    If you want to know the true identity of “Silent Sam” ask Abby Clay to introduce you to her Mom CiCi she knows the answer!!!

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