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

Oaklawn To Bring Back Dixie Belle Stakes Next Weekend

January 12, 2013

Oaklawn, which was forced to cancel its live race cards for Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13 due to unsafe track conditions caused by heavy rains, will run the $60,000 Dixie Belle Stakes next Sunday. Seven fillies had been entered for the Saturday feature. Read More

Donoharm Wins Fifth Season Before 19,633 Opening Day Fans

January 11, 2013

Two-time leading rider Cliff Berry got the 2013 season off to a good start Friday by guiding Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’s Donoharm to horse’s fourth consecutive victory in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes. A crowd of 19,633 turned out to watch the first of 56 race cards that culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 13. Read More


Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 9

January 10, 2013

Trainer Lynn Whiting, best known for 1992 Kentucky Derby winner and Arkansas Derby runner-up Lil E. Tee, is wasting no time getting two of his top 3-year-olds in action this meet. Saturday, he will start Charles J. Cella’s Lady Stonewall in the $60,000 Dixie Belle Stakes and he has Officer Alex on target for his seasonal debut in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 21, the feature on the special Martin Luther King Jr. Day card. Read More

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