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Non-Derby Wagering Record Set On Rebel Day; Oaklawn Handled $10.7 Million

Total pari-mutuel wagering handle on Saturday’s races at Oaklawn was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, Bobby Geiger, the track’s director of gaming and wagering, said Thursday morning. Oaklawn handled $10,752,313.15 –  $8,544,041.15 was bet off track – on the 11-race card that featured three stakes, including the $900,000 Rebel (G2), a […]

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‘Eye-Catching’ Numbers For Oaklawn’s New Pick-5 Wager

Corresponding all-source handle Friday on the new Pick-5 at Oaklawn was up almost 800 percent compared to the multi-race wager it replaced, Bobby Geiger, Oaklawn’s director of gaming and wagering, said Saturday morning. Geiger said total wagering on the Pick-5 (last five races) was $39,846 – $32,926 off track and $6,920 on track. All-source handle […]

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Whose rules apply? Cancelled bet leads to investigation, simulcast cutoff between Santa Anita, Oaklawn Park

Santa Anita Park in California has stopped importing Oaklawn Park’s simulcast signal after officials in Arkansas launched an investigation into a Feb. 20 incident in which a bettor in California placed and then cancelled an $100,000 show bet on Longview Drive in the first division of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes. Longview Drive, the 3-1 […]

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By Ray Paulick The old cliché about necessity being the mother of invention helps tell the story of the significant turnaround that Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., has engineered in the last decade. In the mid-1990s, when neighboring states approved casino wagering, Oaklawn lost 40% of its handle. Charles Cella, whose family owns […]

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