Oaklawn

Sans Saudi Cup Invite, Millionaire Math Wizard Will Target Oaklawn’s Razorback

Trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. is disappointed that his stable star Math Wizard has not been extended an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup next month, but he’s been busy making other plans for the 4-year-old son of Algorithms. According to drf.com, Joseph will point the colt to the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes at Oaklawn […]

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Oaks Trail: Talented Taraz Completes Major Preparations For Feb. 1 Martha Washington

Taraz completed major preparations for the $150,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Feb. 1 by breezing 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 Sunday morning at Fair Grounds for trainer Brad Cox and owner Juddmonte Farms Inc., which also bred the massive daughter of Into Mischief. Taraz, who is unbeaten in two career starts, is scheduled to […]

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Shug McGaughey Brings String To Oaklawn For First Time Since 1985

Five trainers inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame have strings this year at Oaklawn, including one whose rise to national prominence began more than 40 years ago in Hot Springs. Shug McGaughey has a division of horses at Oaklawn for the first time since 1985, when his major client was […]

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Over 50,000 Fans Attend First Two Days Of Racing At Oaklawn Park

Over 20,000 Thoroughbred racing fans showed up to Friday’s opening day card at Oaklawn Park, reports katv.com. “There are very few places that embrace horse racing the way that Hot Springs does,” Oaklawn Media Relations Manager, Jennifer Hoyt, told KATV. “We have the richest racing of this time of year, and that’s why horsemen are coming in […]

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‘Personal Stuff’ Keeps Trainer John Sadler At Santa Anita On Pegasus World Cup Day

In what is sure to be a Hall of Fame career, trainer John Sadler has opted to keep the home fires burning as he wages a four-front war on Saturday. “We’ve got horses in a four different tracks today, Santa Anita, Gulfstream, Oaklawn Park and Golden Gate Fields,” said Sadler this morning from Barn 56 […]

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Gold Street Leads All The Way For Derby Points In Smarty Jones

Despite wins over a sloppy surface in his last two starts and a muddy Oaklawn surface to contend with on Friday, Mike McCarty’s Gold Street was 10-1 on the tote board for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Street Boss was stretching out to a mile for the first time, but showed […]

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Deja Vu: Ingrid Mason Has Another OBS June Bargain Prospecting For Oaklawn Stakes

Another horse from trainer Ingrid Mason’s go-to sale is headed for a stakes race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., this time in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones for 3-year-olds. Lykan, purchased for $15,000 at the 2019 Ocala Breeders’ Sales June 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale, will be making his stakes and two-turn debut in […]

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After Lecomte Win, Casse Hoping To Keep Triple Crown Prep Party Going In Smarty Jones

Mark Casse had the Midas touch last year in the Triple Crown and its prep races, and the trainer will try to add to that success when he sends out lightly raced Lynn’s Map in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at one mile, the first of four Kentucky Derby points races at Oaklawn in Hot […]

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Oaklawn Will Split Fifth Season Stakes Into Two Eight-Horse Fields On Saturday

Oaklawn, which made history last year when it split the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) into two $750,000 divisions, is kicking off its 2020 season with another significant stakes split. On Saturday, Jan. 25 (the day after the live meet begins), Oaklawn will split the 31st running of the $100,000 Fifth Season into two $100,000 […]

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NYRA-Hosted Cross Country Pick 5 Returns February 1

The New York path to the Kentucky Derby trail continues on February 1 at the Big A with the 140th renewal of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, which offers 10-4-2-1 qualifying points to the top-four finishers. The Saturday, February 1 card will also feature the return of the popular Cross Country Pick 5, which in […]

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