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Trainer Englehart Sending String Of 24 To Oaklawn For The Winter

Jeremiah Englehart has started only two horses at Oaklawn, but that total figures to increase significantly in 2020 because the New York-based trainer has a string in Hot Springs for the first time. Englehart said Tuesday afternoon that he should have around 24 horses on the grounds opening day, Jan. 24, a contingent that will […]

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Unbeatean At Oaklawn, Arkansas-Bred Hoonani Road ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of 2020 Season

Arkansas-bred star Hoonani Road is back at Oaklawn and took his first step toward a 2020 local campaign by working a half-mile in :51.80 over a fast track Friday morning for trainer Wayne Catalano and owner Jerry Caroom of Hot Springs. Hoonani Road is unbeaten in seven career starts at Oaklawn – all against state-breds […]

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Oaklawn Park: Trainer Diodoro Pushes For Rare Win Total In 2020

Trainer Robertino Diodoro has increased his win total every year at Oaklawn since he began wintering in Hot Springs in 2015 and another bump for the 2020 meet that begins Jan. 24 would likely put the trainer in select company. The late Cole Norman, Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen and David Vance are the only […]

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‘Hope I Didn’t Pull Any Screws Loose’: Lukas ‘Back’ To Business After Surgery

Jockey Calvin Borel wasn’t the only member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame getting on horses Sunday morning at Oaklawn, the first day of officially timed workouts for the 2020 meeting that begins Jan. 24. It was also business as usual for D. Wayne Lukas, who was escorting horses to and […]

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Denied Restraining Order, Hollendorfer Will Now Seek Injunction Against Santa Anita

Attorney Drew Couto told the Daily Racing Form on Friday that he will be seeking a preliminary injunction against Santa Anita Park on behalf of his client, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Banned from all Stronach Group-owned properties in late June, the trainer turned to the court system in order to race his horses at Santa Anita. […]

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Hard-Knocking Whitmore Will Target Hot Springs Stakes For 2020 Debut

Whitmore will target a familiar spot for his 7-year-old debut – the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 7 at Oaklawn, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett said Sunday morning. Among the country’s most accomplished sprinters, Whitmore has won the last three runnings of the 6-furlong Hot Springs, Oaklawn’s final major prep for the $500,000 Count […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told horseracingnation.com. The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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McGaughey Sending String To Oaklawn For First Time In Three Decades

For the first time in over three decades, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will have a division of horses at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas this upcoming winter. McGaughey, who primarily operates out of Payson Park in Indiantown, Florida for the winter, will send a small division of horses to the Hot Springs oval with […]

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Owner Staton Flurry Hoping For Snowflakes At Oaklawn

Seeing snowflakes in the Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle during the 2020 Oaklawn meeting will be a good thing for one owner. Staton Flurry of Hot Springs, whose silks feature a prominent snowflake, said Monday morning that he is scheduled to have roughly 10 horses on the grounds when the 2020 meeting begins Jan. 24. Flurry’s […]

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Hollendorfer ‘Being Forced To Run At Oaklawn’ Over The Winter

Embattled California-based trainer Jerry Hollendorfer plans to move his stable to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas next month, the Daily Racing Form reported Monday. Hollendorfer was banned from Santa Anita in June after the deaths of four of his horses during a rash of fatalities at the Arcadia, Calif., venue. Courts later ruled that the Stronach […]

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