COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JOE DIFFIE TO HEADLINE SPA BLAST JULY 1

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, May 26, 2016) – A performance by multi-platinum-selling country artist Joe Diffie highlights this year’s Spa Blast presented by Budweiser July 1 in Oaklawn’s Infield. Gates open at 4 p.m. and a full slate of live music will begin at 5 p.m. before culminating with the region’s best fireworks display.
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Collected, Cherry Wine to Represent Oaklawn in Preakness

Two Oaklawn-raced horses are expected to be entered Wednesday for the Preakness, the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown. Among the horses expected to challenge unbeaten Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in Saturday’s 1 3/16-mile race at Pimlico are Collected, fourth in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 15, and Cherry Wine, fourth in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19.
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Remembering Buddy Blass

Little Rock, Ark., owner/breeder Gus “Buddy” Blass, who campaigned several Oaklawn stakes winners with wife Patricia, died Sunday morning following an illness. He was 92.
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Four Oaklawn Horses Under Consideration for Preakness.

At least four Oaklawn-raced horses, including Kentucky Derby fifth-place finisher Suddenbreakingnews, were under consideration Tuesday for the Preakness May 21 at Pimlico. In addition to Suddenbreakingnews, Cherry Wine, Collected and Dazzling Gem are candidates for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
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