Racecaller Terry Wallace named Arkansas HBPA Man of the Year

Press Release Oaklawn Park’s legendary track announcer Terry Wallace was honored Saturday night as “Man of the Year” by the Arkansas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (H.B.P.A). Wallace, who is in his 37th season of calling races at the Hot Springs track, was recognized during a banquet held in conjunction with the National H.B.P.A. annual […]

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West: I expect another outstanding prospect to emerge from Southwest Stakes

Gary West is high on Elite Alex both in the Paulick Derby Index and his recent column handicapping the Southwest Stakes. “His trainer, Tim Ritchey, said Elite Alex probably should have won by 10. Having watched the race several times, I’m inclined to think the combination of the troubled start and the wide trip probably […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

As impressive as Brethren and Anthony’s Cross were last weekend, they’re on the back burner for now while we turn our attentions toward this week’s Derby preps and the emergence of more candidates hoping for one of those coveted slots in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. On Saturday, we’ll see the Grade 2 Risen Star […]

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PDI #17 J P’s Gusto, Elite Alex work for Southwest at Oaklawn

J P’s Gusto, under new trainer Joe Petalino, breezed six furlongs in 1:15.60 this morning at Oaklawn. Elite Alex, who also looks to run in next Monday’s Southwest Stakes, breezed seven furlongs in 1:27 with Calvin Borel aboard.

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By Ray Paulick Corey Johnsen led an investment team that purchased Kentucky Downs racetrack near the Tennessee border in 2007. The former head of Lone Star Park in Texas also invested in breeding stock when he moved to Kentucky and purchased part of Richland Hills Farm with Nathan Fox. Last week, Johnsen talked about a […]

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