ATHENA SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT IN AMERICAN BEAUTY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017) – Mary Grum’s Athena, coming off a hard-fought victory Jan. 13 at Oaklawn, survived a tough battle to the wire and a lengthy stewards’ inquiry to win Saturday’s $125,000 American Beauty before a crowd of 12,000.
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Petrov Works Toward Southwest Stakes

Petrov had his first work since a runner-up finish in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds Jan. 16 at Oaklawn, breezing a half-mile in :48 just after the track opened Saturday morning for co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs.
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MARQUEE MISS LOOKS TO ADD THIRD OAKLAWN STAKES TO RESUME

Rags Racing Stable LLC’s Marquee Miss bids for her third Oaklawn stakes victory in Saturday’s $125,000 American Beauty for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. Probable post time for the American Beauty, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.
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Diodoro Off to a Fast Start

No Subtle Indian, no problem for high-percentage trainer Robertino Diodoro, who is tied for second in the Oaklawn standings after the first nine days of the scheduled 57-day meeting. Juggling approximately 40 horses this month in Hot Springs, Diodoro has a sparkling 7-3-3 record from 23 starts and purse earnings of $215,022.
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Oaklawn Barn Notes: Caldwell Gets Meet Off to a Fast Start

Danny Caldwell said he’s been battling the flu in recent weeks, but Oaklawn’s three-time defending leading owner isn’t sick of visiting the winner’s circle. Caldwell is off to a fast start at Oaklawn, recording meet highs for starts (24), victories (six) and purse earnings ($261,782) through the first eight days of racing.
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CHANEL’S LEGACY PULLS MILD DIXIE BELLE UPSET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017) – Chanel’s Legacy, at odds of 5-1,came flying down the lane to win Saturday’s $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn before an on-track crowd of 10,000. It was the second Dixie Belle victory for owner Allen Poindexter and trainer Lynn Chleborad since 2013 when American Sugar won the six furlong race.
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