Nov. 14, 2011
Oaklawn’s barn area opened Monday in advance of the 2012 live racing season.The track will open next Monday, Nov. 21, for training. The 2012 Live Meet begins Friday, Jan. 13 and culminates Saturday, April 14 with the 76th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby.
Among the first trainers to arrive was Rick Jackson. Others expected to be among the early arrivals include Allen Milligan, Ron Moquett, Jinks Fires, Steve Hobby and John Botty.