Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 18

January 19, 2013

Trainer Bret Calhoun got the Oaklawn meet off to a fast start by winning the opening day Fifth Season Stakes with Donoharm and this weekend he will attempt to win two more stakes with Jemima’s Pearl and Minesave in Saturdray’s $75,000 Pippin Stakes and Sam’s Bliss in Sunday’s $60,000 American Beauty Stakes. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 19

January 19, 2013

With an impressive maiden score November 15, sharp workouts and a red-hot jockey, Charles J. Cella’s Lady Stonewall was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for Sunday’s $60,000 Dixie Belle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The six-furlong race, the first in the series culminating with the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) April 10, had been originally scheduled for last Saturday when the track was forced to cancel due to severe rain. Read More

There's No Secret About Don't Tell Sophia in Pippin

January 19, 2013

Trainer Phil Sims is spending his first winter in Hot Springs, but it won’t take the Oaklawn fans long to get to know him, especially if all his horses continue to run as well as Don’t Tell Sophia did in winning Saturday’s $75,000 Pippin Stakes by 7 ¼ lengths. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 17.

January 18, 2013

Brown Almighty Tightens Up for Smarty Jones The connections of Brown Almighty have been planning their colt’s dirt debut for months now and on Monday their wait will be over when the colt makes his much anticipated start in the $150,000 Smarty Jones, the first in a series of 3-year-olds races leading toward the April 13 Arkansas Derby and the Triple Crown races beyond. Read More

Oaklawn's Track Repaired, Ready for Racing

January 15, 2013

The damage to Oaklawn’s track caused by exceptionally heavy rain last Saturday has been repaired and the track is now ready for racing. Oaklawn will open Thursday for the first of five race cards culminating with $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read More

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