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Bravazo To Stay Home For Oaklawn Races Instead Of Pegasus, Middle East Tour

Calumet Farm’s homebred Bravazo will point for a less ambitious start to 2020 than originally planned, skipping the Pegasus World Cup for starters and racing at Oaklawn Park, journalist Robert Yates reported Tuesday. Just last week, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the 5-year-old son of Awesome Again would be headed to South Florida for the […]

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Trainer Ortiz Looking To Build On Success Of 2019 Oaklawn Meet

Trainer Johnny Ortiz’s goal for the 2019 Oaklawn meeting was 15 victories. Although Ortiz finished with 14, the total still represented a personal best at the Hot Springs, Ark., track and resulted in a ninth-place spot in the standings. “I don’t want to necessarily say a number for wins, but you always want to outdo […]

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Larry Jones Settling Into New Havre De Grace Barn At Oaklawn

The first horses in Oaklawn’s new Havre de Grace barn are, fittingly, for Larry Jones, who trained the 2011 Horse of the Year and a multiple stakes winner in Hot Springs. The Havre de Grace barn was one of six new barns built this year. “Good to be back,” Jones said Saturday morning. “Kind of […]

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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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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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