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Stewart Elliott Plans To Ride At Upcoming Remington Park Meet

Stewart Elliott, winning jockey aboard fan and wagering favorite Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby, will compete at Remington Park in the upcoming Thoroughbred Season. Elliott will become the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby to ride on a daily basis in Oklahoma City. A journeyman jockey with total career victories of 4,855 […]

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Hammerle Nails 11 Of 12 To Win Fifth Week Of Summer Prop Contest

Rick Hammerle, new director of horsemen’s relations and racing relations at Kentucky Downs and the new racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, correctly selected 11 of 12 props to win the fifth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest. Hammerle’s tiebreaker was closer to actual result of the Arlington Million exacta, giving him the win over […]

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How The Voided Claim Of A South Dakota-Bred Saved A World Record

There are myriad stories of horses that turned the corner into national prominence after being claimed by the right connections, but in 1983 a botched claim kept the horse Win Stat on the path to becoming a graded stakes winner and world record-holder. The story of Win Stat’s failed claim started with a successful one. […]

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Sports Wagering Era Opens In Arkansas At Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn has become the first in Arkansas to offer sports wagering with the opening Monday of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book in the north end of the casino. The Race & Sports Book offers teller wagering as well as fast, user-friendly kiosks and is open seven days a week.  Fans can now place […]

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Tyler Baze Hires Vic Stauffer As Agent Until 2020 Oaklawn Meet Begins

Vic Stauffer, track announcer at Oaklawn Park, which ended its first extended race meet last Saturday, has begun booking mounts for jockey Tyler Baze at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Stauffer, who has also worked as a racing official, had previously served as agent for Baze in California.  Stauffer had stints booking mounts for Joel […]

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‘Let The Horse Tell Us’: Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox Probable For Preakness

While a final decision won’t come for at least a few days, if all goes well Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox is likely headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Laughing Fox, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned an automatic berth into the Middle […]

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Laughing Fox Scores Preakness Bid In Oaklawn Invitational

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox, coming off a fourth-place finish in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13, rebounded off that race to post his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational at Oaklawn. The win earned the Union Rags colt an automatic berth to the May 18 Preakness Stakes […]

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Woodbine, Oaklawn Part Of NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, featuring racing action from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., as well as Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario, and Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. A dozen New York-breds plus three main-track only entrants kick off the sequence in the […]

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Nitrous Hits The Afterburners In Oaklawn’s Bachelor Stakes

A gray horse won, just not the one everyone was expecting as Winchell Thoroughbred LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Nitrous used a powerful late kick to rally past the early leaders for the victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Gray Attempt, the 6-5 favorite, finished third. Ridden by leading rider Ricardo Santana […]

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Out Of Retirement, Into The Winner’s Circle: Cecil Borel ‘Needed To Do Something’

After coming out of retirement at this year’s Oaklawn meeting, trainer Cecil Borel recorded his first victory in more than 4 ½ years in an April 11 starter-allowance sprint for Arkansas-breds with K J’s Nobility. Now, Borel will be bidding for his first stakes victory in almost 10 years. Following a 7-furlong work in 1:35 […]

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