Oaklawn

Longinotti Named Director Of Oaklawn Anywhere

David Longinotti, a member of Oaklawn’s management team since 2006, will move into the position of Director of Oaklawn Anywhere after serving as Director of Racing. Oaklawn Anywhere, the track’s in-state advanced deposit wagering service developed in partnership with Arkansas horsemen, is the fastest growing segment of Oaklawn’s racing business and has generated nearly $4 […]

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Total Handle Up 11 Percent During 2018 Oaklawn Racing Season

Record-setting Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel Stakes (G2) days contributed to an 11 percent increase in total handle during Oaklawn’s recently concluded 2018 live season. An estimated crowd of 64,500 turned out April 14 to watch Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon remain a perfect four-for-four with his impressive victory in the $1 million Arkansas […]

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Santana Takes Riding Title, Jockey Of The Week Honors For Oaklawn Triumphs

Ricardo Santana, Jr. won the 2018 meet riding title at Oaklawn and notched a career milestone as the unanimous choice for the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for April 9-15, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Undefeated Magnum Moon Dominates Arkansas Derby

Chalk up another Kentucky Derby prep race for trainer Todd Pletcher. Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon was a dominating winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, winning his fourth consecutive start to stay undefeated. The 100 points he earned, added to the 50 from the Rebel Stakes, easily secure the 3-year-old son of Malibu […]

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City Of Light Prevails Over Game Accelerate In Oaklawn Handicap

Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light was the hard-fought winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, staving off the dead-game Accelerate to win by a half-length at odds of 9-2. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, a last-out winner of a pair of Grade 1 sprints in the Malibu and Triple Bend, proved […]

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Whitmore Repeats In Count Fleet Sprint

Southern Springs Stable, Robert LaPenta, and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore captured the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap for the second year in a row, finishing with and impressive stretch run to hit the wire in front. The 5-year-old son of Pleasantly Perfect, ridden by Ricardo Santana for trainer Ron Moquett, covered six furlongs […]

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Weekend Lineup: Last Chances

The final chances for Kentucky Derby points are available in pair of graded stakes races this weekend, one at Oaklawn Park and another at Keeneland. The Grade 1 Arkansas Derby offers points on a scale of 100-40-20-10, and the G3 Lexington Stakes offers them 20-8-4-2. The Arkansas Derby features Rebel winner Magnum Moon against the […]

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Sassy Sienna Gives Cox Another Oaks Contender With Fantasy Victory

The bridesmaid became the bride Friday when Medallion Racing and Jerry McClanahan’s Sassy Sienna got up late to win the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) after a second and third in the earlier prep races this season at Oaklawn. “She’s a tough filly,” trainer Brad Cox said. “She’s shown us a lot from the get go. On to […]

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Unbridled Mo Upsets Unique Bella In Apple Blossom

One day before he sends out the favorite Magnum Moon for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was the one pulling the upset when Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo drew away from heavy 1-9 favorite Unique Bella to win the $700,000 Apple Blossom (G1) by 2 ½ lengths. With leading rider Ricardo […]

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‘Weird Draw’ Shouldn’t Hurt Accelerate In Oaklawn Handicap

Grade 1 winner and millionaire Accelerate is the 9-5 program favorite for the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap, the 10th of 12 races on the closing-day card, is 5:40 p.m. (Central). Doors open Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with a special first post of 12:35 p.m. and the infield will be […]

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