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Oaklawn Park: First Condition Book For 2018 Meet Now Available

The track with the highest purses in the Midwest has released its first condition book for the 2018 live season that begins Friday, Jan. 12. Condition books can be found at www.oaklawn.com or obtained by calling 501-501-5570. As part of its rich purse structure, Oaklawn will place a greater emphasis on the upper claiming races […]

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Oaklawn Park To Host 2018 Track Superintendents Conference

Oaklawn Park, with sponsorship support from various companies, will host the 17th annual Track Superintendents Conference March 25-27, 2018. This event allows track superintendents to share their vast knowledge and expertise with each other while also exploring new and proven methods to protect all industry stakes holders. The conference includes presentations, displays, and networking opportunities […]

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Foster Leads Trainer Standings By Over 20 Wins At Louisiana Downs

Trainer Joseph M. Foster is a force to be reckoned with at Louisiana Downs. “Joey” as he is known to fellow racetrackers, is a man of few words, but a work ethic not surpassed by many. Well-known at the Bossier City racetrack, Foster stands alone at the top of the trainer standings for the 2017 […]

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Cox Swinging For The Fences With Pinch Hit In Ellis’ Groupie Doll

Owner Richard Klein and trainer Brad Cox are swinging for the fences with Pinch Hit in the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes on Aug. 13 at Ellis Park. The 3-year-old filly comes in off two impressive allowance victories, by a gritty nose at Churchill Downs and then by six lengths at Ellis Park at the Grade […]

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Oaklawn: Apple Blossom Among Stakes Receiving Purse Bumps; Prestigious G1 Now Worth $700,000

One of the richest and most prestigious Grade 1 races for older fillies and mares will be $100,000 richer in 2018. The Apple Blossom Handicap is one of two stakes receiving a purse increase ahead of Oaklawn’s 2018 live season along with the Essex Handicap for older male horses, which was bumped $50,000. The $700,000 […]

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Oaklawn Racing Club To Debut In Advance Of 2018 Live Season

Oaklawn will offer fans the chance to experience the thrills of Thoroughbred ownership in a low-risk, low-cost fashion with the debut of the Oaklawn Racing Club just in time for the 2018 live racing season. The Oaklawn Racing Club will offer up to 200 shares at $500 each in a horse that will be purchased […]

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‘Good Horses, Good Racing’: Caldwell ‘Committed’ To Making Kentucky String Successful

Among the new outfits racing regularly at Ellis Park this summer is trainer J.R. Caldwell, who got out to a quick start with two wins, a second and third with his first eight runners. This is Caldwell’s first full year in Kentucky, though he had horses for Churchill Downs’ spring meet a couple of years […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Versatile Vic Stauffer

There are few jobs left in horse racing Vic Stauffer hasn’t done. Enthralled by the sport at an early age, Stauffer skipped high school so he could make the racetrack life his own. From hotwalker to chart caller to jockey’s agent, Vic tried everything, all the while focused on his true love of announcing the races. […]

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Santana Moving Tack To New York Permanently

Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. will be moving his tack from Churchill Downs to New York on a permanent basis beginning next Thursday, reports drf.com. The leading rider at Oaklawn Park in 2016, Santana is currently tied for fifth in the standings at Churchill. He traveled north to Saratoga last summer, and found the winner’s circle […]

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Apprentice Guerrero ‘A Rising Star’ At Louisiana Downs

The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is off and running. One rider kicked off the meet on Saturday, May 6 with an early message that he is “in it to win it”. That jockey is apprentice Jose Andres Guerrero. Born in Mexico, Guerrero, 22, arrived in Texas four years ago and began […]

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