Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Barn Notes: Mourinho Give Baffert First Smarty Jones Victory

Mourinho was the first Smarty Jones Stakes winner for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has now won all of Oaklawn’s four Kentucky Derby prep races; Trainer Paul Holthus of Hot Springs recorded his 499th career victory, and first of the meeting, when Indian Gem ($15.20) won Monday’s third race under newcomer C.J. McMahon.
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Oaklawn management has cancelled Thursday’s nine-race card due to frigid temperatures. Central Arkansas has been experiencing near record lows since Monday night and for the safety of the horses and horsemen, the decision to cancel racing was made.
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