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Oaklawn: Millionaire Mr. Wireless Gets Easier Competition In Friday’s Lake Ouachita

Millionaire Mr. Wireless returns to Oaklawn in search of his fourth career stakes victory in Friday’s inaugural $150,000 Lake Ouachita for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. Probable post time for the Lake Ouachita, the 10th of 11 races on the penultimate day of the 68-day meeting, is 5:46 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 12:20 […]

Grade 3 Winner Mo Strike Makes Sophomore Debut In Oaklawn’s Bachelor

Grade 3 winner Mo Strike is scheduled to make his 2023 debut in the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong Bachelor, the 10th of 11 races, is 5:26 p.m. (Central). The card also features the inaugural $150,000 Dig a Diamond Stakes for older fillies and mares […]

Oaklawn Handicap: Last Samurai Faces Stiff Challengers For Hot Springs Sweep

Willis Horton Racing’s Last Samurai can become just the third horse to sweep Oaklawn’s three most lucrative two-turn races for older horses in the same year with a victory in Saturday’s $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) at 1 1/8 miles. The Oaklawn Handicap, which drew a strong field of seven, highlights a 12-race card that […]

Red Route One, Victory Formation Chase Preakness Berth In Oaklawn’s Bath House Row

Different name, but trainer Brad Cox said he’s hoping for the same result. Cox is scheduled to start two major contenders in the $200,000 Bath House Row Stakes Saturday at Oaklawn, a 1 1/8-mile race he won the previous two years when it was known as the Oaklawn Stakes. Probable post time for the Bath […]

Secret Oath, Clairiere Renew Rivalry In Four-Horse Apple Blossom Handicap

There’s a reason the $1 million Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) drew only four entrants. Two reasons, actually – Secret Oath and Clairiere, the millionaire Grade 1 winners who meet for the third time in the Apple Blossom, the 1 1/16-mile prize for older fillies and mares, Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Apple […]

Asmussen Sending Out Trio In Search Of Fifth Count Fleet Sprint Handicap Win

Trainer Chris Hartman said he claimed Tejano Twist with the thought of a late-running grass horses. Instead of grass, the late-running Tejano Twist has excelled on dirt. Tejano Twist can pad his main-track resume again Saturday in Hot Springs, Ark., at Oaklawn in the $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) for older horses at  furlongs. […]

Gun Runner Filly Wicked Halo Victorious In Return At Oaklawn

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Wicked Halo, making her first start since a narrow third in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), was back in the winner’s circle after an impressive victory in Friday’s inaugural $250,000 Matron Stakes at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Favorite Wicked Halo, with Tyler Gaffalione in the irons, […]

‘Tricky To Train’ Smile Happy Cuts Back In Distance For Saturday’s Oaklawn Mile

After winning his March 16 comeback at Oaklawn, trainer Kenny McPeek said Smile Happy would likely make his next start in the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses at 1 1/8 miles April 22. Instead, Smile Happy is among seven older horses entered in Saturday’s $400,000 Oaklawn Mile (G3). Probable post time for […]

‘Race Dynamics Could Play In Her Favor’: Wet Paint Goes For Oaks Prep Sweep At Oaklawn

Godolphin LLC’s homebred Wet Paint can become just the second horse to sweep what are now Oaklawn’s three Kentucky Oaks points races with a victory in Saturday’s $600,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles. Probable post time for the Fantasy, the 10th of 13 races, is 5:35 p.m. (Central). Racing begins […]