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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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Paulick Report 7/18 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Catch up on the latest news in the world of Thoroughbred racing with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares news about the retirement of a world-class filly, and Oaklawn Park has news about its 2019 schedule. Plus, it’s opening day at Del Mar, and Justify strikes a pose as a […]

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Rebel Boosted to $1 Million, New Stakes Created For Expanded 2019 Oaklawn Park Meet

One of the richest Thoroughbred race meets in North America will now offer two $1,000,000 Kentucky Derby prep races and two additional signature races. Oaklawn, which earlier this year announced a significant change to its race dates, turned it up another notch Wednesday when it announced that both the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Rebel […]

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Chantal Sutherland To Ride Former Claimer Inge In Queen’s Plate

Chantal Sutherland, who rode Inge for the first time in the Marine Stakes, will attempt to get Inge to display a less eager attitude as he stretches out to 1 ¼ miles at Woodbine. Inge, claimed for $40,000 here last December 2, will be looking to become the second horse acquired in that fashion in […]

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Ramon Vazquez Scores 12 Victories To Earn Jockey Of The Week Title

Ramon Vazquez led all North American Jockeys by total wins last week and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 11-18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Longinotti Named Director Of Oaklawn Anywhere

David Longinotti, a member of Oaklawn’s management team since 2006, will move into the position of Director of Oaklawn Anywhere after serving as Director of Racing. Oaklawn Anywhere, the track’s in-state advanced deposit wagering service developed in partnership with Arkansas horsemen, is the fastest growing segment of Oaklawn’s racing business and has generated nearly $4 […]

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Total Handle Up 11 Percent During 2018 Oaklawn Racing Season

Record-setting Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel Stakes (G2) days contributed to an 11 percent increase in total handle during Oaklawn’s recently concluded 2018 live season. An estimated crowd of 64,500 turned out April 14 to watch Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon remain a perfect four-for-four with his impressive victory in the $1 million Arkansas […]

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Santana Takes Riding Title, Jockey Of The Week Honors For Oaklawn Triumphs

Ricardo Santana, Jr. won the 2018 meet riding title at Oaklawn and notched a career milestone as the unanimous choice for the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for April 9-15, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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