GOVERNOR DECLARES SATURDAY “AMERICAN PHAROAH DAY” IN ARKANSAS

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a proclamation Friday declaring Saturday, June 6, “American Pharoah Day” throughout the entire state. The winner of Oaklawn’s Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park.
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SATURDAY DECLARED “AMERICAN PHAROAH DAY” IN HOT SPRINGS

Hot Springs Mayor Ruth Carney has signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, June 6, “American Pharoah Day” in Hot Springs. The winner of Oaklawn’s Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park.
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Oaklawn Repprt - June 2 - American Pharoah Arrives in New York for Belmont

After being stabled in California, Arkansas, Kentucky and Maryland this year, American Pharoah is now in New York for his date with history in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. The 2014 Champion 2-year-old, who is trying to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, arrived at Belmont Park early Tuesday afternoon following a near-two-hour flight from Louisville, Ky.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - May 28

American Pharoah returned to the track Thursday morning at Churchill Downs, two days after a half-mile breeze in preparation for his bid to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes June 6 at Belmont Park. Under regular exercise rider Jorge Alvarez, American Pharoah jogged approximately a mile the wrong way during the special 15-minute window (7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m., Central) set aside for horses running in the Belmont Stakes.
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PHAROAH FEST, WYNONNA CONCERT PHAROAH FEST, WYNONNA CONCERT

The King of Thoroughbred racing, American Pharoah, and the Queen of country music, Wynonna, will both be celebrated in June during an exciting month at Oaklawn. June 6 has been declared “American Pharoah Day” in honor of the Arkansas Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner and Oaklawn has planned a day full of fun leading up to his attempt at history in the Belmont Stakes. Later in the month, Wynonna will hit the Finish Line Theater stage Friday, June 26.
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Oaklawn Report - May 19

Arkansas Derby winners have recorded two of the six largest margins of victory in Preakness Stakes history following American Pharoah’s romp Saturday at Pimlico. American Pharoah splashed home by seven lengths, equaling the sixth-biggest blowout in the race’s 140-year history.
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