Oaklawn News

SWING AND SWAY STEALS AMERICAN BEAUTY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018) – Westrock Stables LLC’s Swing and Sway broke the sharpest and never looked back as she sprinted clear to a seven and three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 American Beauty Stakes before an estimated on track crowd of 10,000.
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Barn Notes: First start at Oaklawn for trainer Kelsey Danner with Nan’s Pierce Arrow in Sunday’s third race

Nan’s Pierce Arrow, who represented trainer Kelsey Danner’s first career starter last August at Ellis Park, will also be her first Oaklawn starter when he runs in Sunday’s third race; Trainer Don Von Hemel continued his streak that began in 1975 of at least one winner each season at Oaklawn when he saddled Bango Box to victory in Friday’s ninth race.
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Barn Notes: Thursday was a day of firsts at Oaklawn

Several newcomers recorded their first career victories in Hot Springs; Dazzling 2017 Oaklawn debut winner Our Majesty was a three-quarter length winner of Thursday’s eighth race in her 4-year-old debut for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs and the It’s All About the Girls Stable LLC.; Whitmore, the top sprinter at the 2017 Oaklawn meeting, will make his 5-year-old debut in the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 10, co-owner/trainer Moquett said Friday morning
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Moquett Scores 200th Oaklawn Win

Zaevion represented the 200th career Oaklawn victory for trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs in Sunday’s fourth race, a $40,000 maiden-claiming sprint for 3-year-olds and upward; Robertino Diodoro said before the meet that he would be active at the claim box, and Oaklawn’s second-leading trainer last year has been just that through the first six days of racing in 2018. He has claimed a meet-high six horses – all for Texas-based Mike Sisk’s M and M Racing; Gun Runner, runaway winner of the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) in his 4-year-old debut last February at Oaklawn, is among three finalists for Horse of the Year.
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