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Arkansas-Bred Dutch Parrot Takes Aim On Earnings Record

Two-time Oaklawn winner Dutch Parrot has earned more money each year since her racing career began in 2016. Another bump in 2019 would guarantee history for the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, bred and owned by John Ed Anthony of Hot Springs. Dutch Parrot needs $114,939 to become the all-time leading female Arkansas-bred money winner, according […]

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Zito Plans To ‘Give It A Shot’ At Oaklawn Park In 2019

Nick Zito has started only a handful of horses at Oaklawn, but that figures to change in 2019 after the Hall of Fame trainer said Friday afternoon that he will “probably” have 20 horses on the grounds when the scheduled 57-day meet begins Jan. 25. “We thought about this for a while,” said Zito, 70, […]

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Terry Wallace, Longtime Voice Of Oaklawn Park, Dies At 74

Terry Wallace, Oaklawn Park’s track announcer for 37 years, has died following a lengthy illness. Wallace, known as “The Voice of Oaklawn” for decades, began calling races at the Hot Springs track in 1975 and called a record 20,191 consecutive races before ending his streak Jan. 28, 2011. He stepped down as announcer following the […]

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McKnight’s 120 Winners At Woodbine Set New Training Record

Trainer Norman McKnight set a new record for wins in a single season at Woodbine this weekend, saddling Gold Lace for his 120th winner of the meeting and third win on Sunday’s card. The previous record of 119 wins was set by six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse, whose 102 wins in 2018 have him […]

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Oaklawn Park To Build Hotel, Event Center In $100 Million Expansion

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming today announced plans to build an expansion project in excess of $100 million that includes the construction of a high-rise hotel, multi-purpose event center, a larger gaming area, and additional on-site parking. The project is one of the largest hospitality investments in the history of Arkansas. “This historic announcement represents a […]

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Jockey-Turned-Steward Larry Snyder Passes At Age 76

Retired jockey Larry Snyder, a longtime steward at Oaklawn, died Monday, Oct. 29 after a brave battle with cancer. He was 76. Snyder, whose death comes just days after Oaklawn dedicated its new Winner’s Circle to him, was born June 29, 1942 in Toledo, OH. He enjoyed a 35-year career as a jockey that began […]

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Oaklawn Park Names Winner’s Circle After Longtime Jockey, Steward Larry Snyder

It’s going to be a season of firsts at Oaklawn in 2019 and among the new additions set to debut when the track opens Jan. 25 is the Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle. For the first time in its 115-year history, winners of all overnight races will return to a dedicated winner’s circle named in honor of the […]

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Jed Doro Named Director Of Racing At Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn Park announced today the hiring of Jerome “Jed” Doro as Director of Racing. Jed will start the week of September 24. Doro comes to Oaklawn from Delaware Park where he has spent the last 10 years. He was named that track’s Racing Secretary in 2014 after serving as Assistant Racing Secretary to Pat Pope, […]

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Four Years After ‘Bizarre Incident,’ Jockey Suarez Back In The Saddle

Four years after jockey Angel Suarez made a few of the more bizarre headlines in racing history, The Racing Biz reports he is back riding races in Pennsylvania and “making the most of his second chance.” In 2014, Suarez faced criminal charges after he broke into two apartments in Bensalem, Penn. under the influence of […]

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‘Stay Until May’: Oaklawn Issues Condition Book For New Extended Meet

Oaklawn, the track with the highest purses in the Midwest, has released the first issue of its condition books for the first live season that extends beyond its signature Arkansas Derby Day. The cover of the condition book carries the most important message to horsemen throughout the nation – “STAY UNTIL MAY” – while the […]

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