STREAMLINE FLIES LATE FOR UPSET PIPPIN VICTORY

Hot Springs, Ark. (Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016) – Streamline proved she’s all heart in Sunday’s $100,000 Pippin Stakes when she split foes late and narrowly beat 3-2 favorite Theogony by a neck at odds of 15-1.
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DERBY DREAMS START MONDAY WITH SMARTY JONES STAKES

Hot Springs, Ark. (Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016) – Oaklawn kicks off its rich Derby prep series Monday with the $150,000 Smarty Jones led by multiple stakes winner Toews On Ice, the 9-5 program favorite for the one-mile race. The race is worth a total of 17 points towards Kentucky Derby eligibility with the winner receiving 10 points.
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The Unquestioned Ruler

American Pharoah was a unanimous choice for 2015 Horse of the Year during Saturday night’s 45th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, marking the seventh time an Oaklawn stakes winner has received horse racing’s highest honor since 2002.
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STREET STRATEGY FINALLY EARNS ELUSIVE STAKES WIN

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016) – Randy Patterson’s Street Strategy had always looked like a stakes winner, but a black-type win had eluded him until Saturday when he got up in the final jump to win the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes by a head before an estimated on-track crowd of 18,500.
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CASH CONTROL LEADS COMPETITIVE PIPPEN STAKES

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016) – If breeding is any indication, Cash Control should be the one to beat as she attempts to become her dam’s third Oaklawn stakes winner in Sunday’s $100,000 Pippin for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles Sunday afternoon.
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Whitmore Opts for Allowance Race

Lightly raced Whitmore will make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s ninth race at Oaklawn, an entry-level allowance/optional claiming sprint, trainer Ron Moquett said. Whitmore is also entered in Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, a 1-mile race that is the first major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16. But, Moquett said the potential bulky field for the Smarty Jones – the race drew 14 entrants – swayed him to run in the softer spot.
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