Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Report: Impressive Oaklawn Allowance Winner Bee Jersey Takes Met Mile

The winner of the fastest mile race during the 2018 Oaklawn meeting is also the winner of the country’s most prestigious mile race. Favored Bee Jersey held off Mind Your Biscuits by a nose to win the $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap (G1) Saturday at Belmont Park for perennial Oaklawn champions Ricardo Santana Jr. and Steve Asmussen.
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Oaklawn Report: Oaklawn-raced Bravazo and Tenfold to Face Justify in Belmont Stakes

Two winners earlier this year at Oaklawn are entered in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) Saturday at Belmont Park, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion” has drawn a field of 10, including unbeaten 4-5 program favorite Justify, who is trying to become the 13th Triple Crown winner and second since 2015.
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Oaklawn Report: Unique Bella Rebounds from Second-Place Effort in Apple Blossom

For the second consecutive week, a runner-up in a major race in April at Oaklawn returned to win a prestigious event in Southern California. Champion Unique Bella was a 2 ¼-length winner of the $400,000 Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares Saturday at Santa Anita, surpassing $1 million in career earnings in her 11th career start.
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DAVID LONGINOTTI NAMED DIRECTOR OF OAKLAWN ANYWHERE

Hot Springs, Ark. (Monday, June 4, 2018) – David Longinotti, a member of Oaklawn’s management team since 2006, will move into the position of Director of Oaklawn Anywhere after serving as Director of Racing. Oaklawn Anywhere, the track’s in-state advanced deposit wagering service developed in partnership with Arkansas horsemen, is the fastest growing segment of Oaklawn’s racing business and has generated nearly $4 million for purses since its launch in 2014.
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Oaklawn Report: City of Lights, Accelerate Scheduled for Rematch in Gold Cup

Southern California-based City of Light and Accelerate were in another area code – literally and figuratively – in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses April 14 at Oaklawn. Now, they’re scheduled to meet again on more familiar ground in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita, a prestigious 1 ¼-mile event on the main track.
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Oaklawn Report: Matrooh Wins Arlington’s Hanshin Cup

Matrooh became the second Oaklawn winner in the last three years to capture the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (G3), a 1-mile event Saturday over Arlington Park’s all-weather surface that represented the biggest career scores for jockey Santo Sanjur and co-owner/trainer Cipriano Contreras.
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