Oaklawn Runners Look to Pull Upset in Super Derby

September 05, 2013

On paper, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Departing looks like the likely winner of Saturday’s $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on virtue of his impressive West Virginia Derby victory last time out, but there are several Oaklawn connected horses hoping to pull the upset. Read More

Closing Weekend at Saratoga and Del Mar Highlight Oaklawn’s Simulcast Schedule

August 29, 2013

For many racing fans it’s the final days of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar over Labor Day weekend that signals the end of summer more so than the actual holiday. Fortunately, there’s plenty of great racing in store before these marque tracks close their door on another season and Oaklawn will be the local place to catch all the action. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday for full-card simulcast racing from around the country. Read More

Will Take Charge Makes Good for the Home Team

August 29, 2013

After living in the shadows of his Preakness Stakes-winning stablemate, Oxbow, despite having beaten him in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn in March, Will Take Charge finally enjoyed his own time in the spotlight after winning the $1 million Travers Stakes over Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice. The win may have shocked the fans, who let him go off at odds of 9-1, but it was exactly what his Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was expecting. Read More

Oaklawn 3-Year-Olds Look to Make Mark at Saratoga

August 22, 2013

2013 Rebel Stakes winner Will Take Charge and 2013 Arkansas Derby Winner Overanalyze will both be looking to join the top echelon of the 3-year-old division with starts in Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes and $500,000 King’s Bishop Stakes, respectively. The Travers is the featured 12th of 14 races with a post time of 4:46 p.m. Oaklawn will have the complete simulcast from Saratoga beginning at 10:35 a.m. The King’s Bishop is the 11th race at 4:10 p.m. Read More

Oaklawn Announces Record Stakes Schedule

July 31, 2013

Purse increases to 19 of 31 stakes races and the creation of a Racing Festival of the South Preview Day are among the highlights of Oaklawn’s 2014 stakes schedule. The minimum purse for all open stakes races was increased from $60,000 to $100,000, while the minimum purse for state-bred stakes was increased from $60,000 to $75,000. Oaklawn begins its 57-day race meet Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Read More

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