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Oaklawn Will Offer ‘Stay Until May’ Trainer’s Bonus Money

Trainers who race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., during the 2022-2023 season will be eligible to receive thousands of dollars in incentive bonuses, thanks to a new program sponsored by Oaklawn and the Arkansas H.B.P.A. The meet begins Friday, Dec. 9, and continues through Saturday, May 6. The new Stay Until May bonus […]

Oaklawn Park Adds Nine Stakes Races To 2022-2023 Schedule

Although it doesn’t begin until Friday, Dec. 9, the 2022-2023 Oaklawn racing season has already broken at least two records. The Hot Springs, Ark., track will offer the greatest number of stakes races and the highest stakes purses in its history. Nine races have been added to the stakes schedule for the 68-day season, bringing […]

Champions Clash In Oaklawn’s Apple Blossom

It’s a clash of champions, times two. Eclipse Award winners Letruska and Ce Ce meet for the first time in the $1 million Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) Saturday at Oaklawn, a 1 1/16-mile blockbuster event for older fillies and mares that anchors a 12-race card. The Apple Blossom goes as the fifth race, with probable […]

Fearless Tabbed Morning-Line Favorite In $1 Million Oaklawn Handicap

After narrowly missing in last year’s edition, Fearless has been installed the 5-2 program favorite for the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap, which goes as the 11th of 12 races, is 5:41 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 12:10 p.m. The […]

Oaklawn To Honor Hall Of Fame Jockeys, Trainers This Saturday

Some of the biggest names in Thoroughbred racing will be coming to Hot Springs on Saturday, April 16, to participate in the first ever Hall of Fame Day at Oaklawn. The day, honoring members of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, will be highlighted by several special events, as well as presentations […]

Cezanne The Early Favorite In First Graded Oaklawn Mile

The Oaklawn Mile continues to make the grade. Debuting in 2019, in conjunction with Oaklawn extending its season to May, the Oaklawn Mile for older horses will be run as a Grade 3 event for the first time Saturday. This year’s projected field will feature Grade 1 winner Roadster, Grade 2 winners Cezanne and Law […]

Dream Lith Ready To Get Back On Track In Oaklawn’s Fantasy

With Secret Oath chasing the boys, the door is open for another girl to win Oaklawn’s biggest race for 3-year-old fillies. Dream Lith and Yuugiri, 1-2, respectively, in a major stakes race last fall, are among nine horses entered in the $600,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles Saturday. Probable post time for the […]

38 Years Later, D. Wayne Lukas Enters Another Top Filly Against The Boys In Arkansas Derby

The last name called during the post position draw for the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby (G1), the richest Kentucky Derby prep, was Secret Oath. But regarding the race, could it another case of “ladies first” for her Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas? After winning the 1984 Arkansas Derby with a filly, Althea, Lukas […]

Brad Cox-Trained Pair Of Millionaires Look Tough In Essex Handicap

Already millionaire multiple Grade 3 winners, stablemates Plainsman and Warrior’s Charge finally meet for the first time in the $500,000 Essex Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Essex, which goes as the ninth of 10 races, is 5:10 p.m. (Central). First post is 1 […]

What About Bob? Larry Jones Trainee Favored In Saturday’s Whitmore Stakes

What about Bob? Following his biggest career victory to date, Bob’s Edge has been installed the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Whitmore Stakes (G3) for older sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Whitmore, which goes as the seventh of 10 races, is 4:04 p.m. (Central). First post is 1 p.m., with […]