Oaklawn Hires Jamie Richardson as New Track Superintendent

June 07, 2011

After a nationwide search that included input from Oaklawn Park-based horsemen and respected racing officials from across the country, Oaklawn Park has selected Jamie Richardson as its new track superintendent. Richardson, who will assume the year-round position June 20, comes to the Hot Springs track with nearly 25 years of experience, working in similar roles at Pimlico and Laurel racetracks in Maryland. Read More

Archarcharch Takes One For the Hometown Team In Arkansas Derby

April 16, 2011

Hometown connections landed the Natural State’s greatest horse race Saturday as Robert and Val Yagos’s Archarcharch swept to the front in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park and held off a late charge of Nehro to punch his ticket for the Kentucky Derby (G1) in three weeks. Read More

Havre de Grace Serves Notice with Apple Blossom Victory

April 15, 2011

With 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta now enjoying a peaceful retirement at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky, Fox Hill Farm’s Havre de Grace served notice that she is ready to fill the void left in the older female division with her second straight victory in Friday’s $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, a race the multiple champion won twice during her career. Read More


April 10, 2011

Fox Hill Farm's Joyful Victory managed to improve on her powerful Honeybee Stakes performance and heads now to the Kentucky Oaks. Read More

Local Hero Win Willy Denies Misremembered In Oaklawn Handicap

April 09, 2011

Jer-Mar Stable’s Win Willy, best known for upsetting the 2009 Rebel Stakes at 56-1 odds, added to his Oaklawn Park legend by pulling the mild upset over 2-5 favorite Misremembered in Saturday’s $350,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2), the kick off to Oaklawn’s Racing Festival of the South. In 11 starts at the Hot Springs track, the Mac Robertson trainee has nine in-the-money finishes, including five victories. Read More