Caleb's Posse Takes Smarty Jones Stakes with Authority

January 17, 2011

The only thing clear at Oaklawn Park on Monday was Caleb’s Posse’s two and three-quarter length victory over Dreaminofthewin in Monday’s $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. A dense fog covered Hot Springs and made it very difficult for race fans and announcer Terry Wallace to see much other than the final strides of the one-mile race for 3-year-olds hoping to make the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on April 16. Read More

Win Willy Wins Fifth Season Stakes in a Heart Stopper

January 16, 2011

Jer-Mar Stable’s Win Willy may have had all his backers that made him the heavy 3-5 favorite on the edge of their seats, but in the end there was no doubt who the winner was of Sunday’s $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Despite a slow early pace, Win Willy used his normal come from behind style to prevail by a neck over Stachys in 1:46 for 1 1/16 miles over a fast track. Read More

Mazucambera Pulls Upset in Dixie Belle Stakes

January 15, 2011

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Oaklawn Crowns Spa City Poker Open Champion

November 18, 2010

In the most heated battle at a final table since Oaklawn’s poker room was created, Jill Henson of Little Rock outplayed Gerald Irvin of Hot Springs to become the Spa City Poker Open Champion and the first female to win a high-stakes poker tournament at Oaklawn. Read More

Zenyatta Suffers First Loss, by a Whisker, to Blame in Breeders' Cup Classic

November 06, 2010

Thousands of Oaklawn racing fans tried in vain to wish home Zenyatta, the nation's most popular horse, in the Breeders' Cup Classic, but the previously undefeated daughter of Street Cry had too much left to do after falling far behind early and came up just a breath short of Blame at the end of the mile-and-a-quarter Classic. Read More

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