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Cohen Preparing For Career Comeback; To Ride During Oaklawn Park Meet

David Cohen, a rising star in the jockey ranks a decade ago but inactive since October 2014, will be returning to the saddle for the upcoming meeting at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. The 32-year-old California native will be represented by his previous agent, Bill Castle, who said Cohen is expected to be named […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nicks Creates His Own ‘Luck’ With Caledonia Road

Five years ago, trainer Ralph Nicks wasn’t sure he’d make it through the winter. His New York-based stable had dwindled to just 12 horses, and he would end up saddling the winners of just 13 races in 2012 – the smallest number of his career. “I didn’t know where (my career) was headed,” said the […]

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Oaklawn: Hal Wiggins Named Integrity Officer For 2018 Season

Oaklawn Jockey Club has named Hal Wiggins, one of the most respected horsemen and racing officials in the Midwest, to the newly created position of Racing Integrity Officer. In this new position, Wiggins will serve as a liaison between Oaklawn Management, the Board of Stewards and key Arkansas Racing Commission staff, working to ensure Oaklawn’s […]

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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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