Lewis Mathews

Residence: Bismarck, Ark.

Won the 2015 & ’16 King Cotton Stakes with Ivan Fallunovalot 

  • Got his start in ownership in 2004 after hitting a Pick-6 and took his winning’s down to the horsemen’s bookkeeper, opened an account, got a license and hired Tom Howard as his trainer on the advice of longtime friend and fellow owner Frank Fletcher.
  • Claimed Ivan Fallunovalot in March of 2014 at Oaklawn for $25,000 and the gelding has since won 13 races, including eight stakes.
  • The Texas-bred gelding earned his second straight victory in the $100,000 King Cotton Stakes in 2016 and closed out the year by winning his first graded stakes in the Grade 3 De Francis Dash at Laurel Park. Following a break after the 2017 Oaklawn meeting, Ivan Fallunovalot won David M. Vance Sprint Stakes at Remington Park for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Founder and President of Arkansas F & I, Auto Dealer Consultant Firm.
  • His father was a blacksmith and Mathews would follow him from farm to farm and developed a love of horses. Mathews attended the races at Oaklawn Park as a 16-year-old and became a big fan of the sport.
  • Has served on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Horsemen’s Association past several years.