Arkansas racing

Oaklawn Diaries: Who Will Take Charge This Year?

In recent times, Oaklawn Park’s Rebel Stakes has been a very good predictor of 3-year-old success. Last year’s winner, Will Take Charge, became 3-year-old champion, while runner-up Oxbow captured the Preakness. Other recent winners include champions Lookin at Lucky, Curlin, and Smarty Jones. This year’s Rebel card also features a top-class group of fillies and […]

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Oaklawn Diaries: ‘The Holy Ghost’ and Other Racing Superstitions

Have any superstitions about the racetrack? Of course, many bettors, jockeys, horsemen and other racetrackers will tell you – don’t mess with the good side of luck and stay as far away from the bad side of it as possible. From $50 bills to black cats and brooms, superstition is a long-standing tradition on the […]

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Oaklawn Releases Condition Book, Announces Increased Purses

Oaklawn’s first condition book for the 2014 meet is now available and has been mailed to horsemen all across the country. The condition book and stall applications can be also be found at The 2014 season kicks off Friday, Jan. 10. For the sixth consecutive year, overnight purses have increased. Purses receiving the biggest bumps […]

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Oaklawn increases Rebel Stakes purse by $200,000

Press Release 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. In total, there will be 34 stakes races worth nearly $5.2  million during the season, beginning with the $75,000 Fifth Season […]

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Earlier this week, Kentucky’s attorney general Jack Conway ruled that with some tweaking of existing statutes Instant Racing could be an option for Kentucky’s race tracks. Louisville’s paper the Courier-Journal weighs in on the possible addendum, and while they believe it might help, the editorial board is hardly buying into the idea this would be […]

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