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Donoharm takes Fifth Season on Oaklawn’s opening day

Two-time leading rider Cliff Berry got the 2013 season off to a good start Friday by guiding Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’s Donoharm to horse’s fourth consecutive victory in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes. A crowd of 19,633 turned out to watch the first of 56 race cards that culminates with the $1 million Arkansas […]

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Oaklawn Park: 2013 meet gets underway with Fifth Season and Dixie Belle

Oaklawn Park begins its live race meet today in Hot Springs. The 56-day meet will continue through April 13. Friday’s feature is the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes, which will bring together a field of nine older horses, headlined by the multiple stakes winners Endorsement and Win Willy. The feature Saturday is the Dixie Belle Stakes […]

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Oaklawn Park setting up injury database for horses racing at meet

Oaklawn Park will begin keeping an injury database of all horses running during their upcoming race meet, which is set to begin Friday. The Arkansas Racing Commission will also be launching a pre-race veterinary exam in conjunction with the track’s injury database. The commission passed a new rule late last year that now has pre-race […]

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‘Oaklawn Today’ to debut during upcoming race meet

Oaklawn and KARZ 42 in Little Rock have announced the launch of “Oaklawn Today,” a new television program for the 2013 racing season. “Oaklawn Today” will be hosted and produced by Rolly Hoyt with full-replays and calls by track announcer Frank Mirahmadi. Legendary former announcer Terry Wallace will also contribute. The three will provide insight, […]

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Winter wonderland: Snowstorm wreaks havoc on live racing in Midwest

Several racetracks throughout the Midwest have been forced to cancel their live racing programs Wednesday due to a major winter storm that’s making it’s way across the country. Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., have decided to cancel live racing for the day, although […]

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Oaklawn to broadcast exclusively on HRTV in 2013

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, is pleased to announce that Oaklawn Park will be joining the network’s programming line-up on an exclusive basis, when the Hot Springs, AR facility kicks off its Winter meeting on Friday, Jan. 11.   The inclusion of Oaklawn Park to HRTV’s Winter racing roster further bolsters an already […]

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Romans plans on sending string to Oaklawn Park

Trainer Dale Romans, who comes off a successful Churchill Downs fall meet, has decided to send a division of horses to Oaklawn Park for the winter/spring meet that begins in January, it was reported by the Daily Racing Form. It will be the first time that Romans will have a stable based in Hot Springs. […]

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Oaklawn bans horses from Hawthorne due to EHV-1

With its stable area set to open Monday, Nov. 12, Oaklawn announced Wednesday that it will ban all horses from Hawthorne in response to the growing number of horses there being diagnosed with the highly contagious Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). Working in conjunction with Arkansas State Racing Commission veterinarian Dr. Joseph Lokanc and Association veterinarian Dr. […]

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Oaklawn institutes EHV-1 policy for 2013

Oaklawn, working in conjunction with Arkansas State Racing Commission veterinarian Dr. Joseph Lokanc and Association veterinarian Dr. Lee Cyphers, has instituted a policy regarding the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) prompted by the recent outbreak of the highly contagious disease at Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago. Many horsemen from this track winter at Oaklawn. The policy states […]

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