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Team Baffert Sweep Both Divisions of the Southwest

February 20, 2012

It has been quite a three-day span for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won 8 of 10 starts over this Presidents Day weekend, including both divisions of the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before a crowd of 29,313 at Oaklawn. Using similar stalking tactics, Castaway won the first division and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Secret Circle won the second division. Read More

Barn Notes for January 4

January 04, 2012

Saying she could run with anyone her age, trainer Gary Hartlage has races against males on the agenda for stakes-winning filly On Fire Baby including the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park. Read More

Four-Day Opening Weekend Kicks Off Oaklawn's 2012 Season

December 29, 2011

In Arkansas, there are five seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and the Oaklawn live meet, which is set to start Friday, Jan. 13 with the aptly named $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes. Other highlights of the four-day opening weekend are the traditional 50-cent Corn Beef Sandwiches Saturday, Jan. 15 and Oaklawn Ball Caps will be given away with each paid admission while supplies last Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read More

Oaklawn Reduces Minimum on Three Popular Wagers

December 15, 2011

In advance of the start of its 2012 live race meet Jan. 13, Oaklawn has reduced the minimum bet for the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Classix wager. The Pick 3 and Pick 4 will both have a 50-cent minimum, while the Classix, a Pick 6 wager, is going from $2 to $1. Read More

Remington’s Springboard Mile Figures to be Key Oaklawn Prep

December 08, 2011

Saturday’s $300,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park figures to once again live up to its name with 10 of the 12 horses entered coming from barns headed to Hot Springs. Last year, three horses used this Remington race as a “springboard” into the Smarty Jones Stakes, the first in Oaklawn’s rich 3-year-old series, scheduled for Jan. 16, 2012. Caleb’s Posse rebounded from a poor race at Remington to win the Smarty Jones and the Donnie K. Von Hemel trainee went on to finish second in Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes before collecting two Grade 1 victories – the King’s Bishop at Saratoga in August and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in November at Churchill. Read More

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