Oaklawn News

Oaklawn Barn Notes: Amy’s Challenge Pointing toward Dixie Belle

Undefeated filly Amy’s Challenge continues to work strongly toward her 3-year-old debut in the Dixie Belle; Trainer Jason Barkley, who saddled his first career winner Oct. 6 at Keeneland, is spending his first winter in Hot Springs; Tapa Tapa Tapa, a graduate of the key race of the 2017 Oaklawn meeting, teased the track record in her 12 ½-length comeback victory Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.
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LOUIS CELLA NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE OAKLAWN JOCKEY CLUB

Louis A. Cella, whose family founded the Oaklawn Jockey Club in 1904, has been named President of the Hot Springs, AR racetrack and gaming facility as well as Southwestern Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Oaklawn. He succeeds his father, Charles J. Cella.
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Oaklawn Report: First Set of O’Neill Horses Arrive at Oaklawn

Horses from the barn of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill arrived Wednesday on a plane from Southern California; Hopeful Stakes winner Sporting Chance is back in training and targeting the $500,000 Southwest and $900,000 Rebel Stakes; The stakes winning two-year-old filly Amy’s Challenge is at Oaklawn preparing for her 3-year-old debut
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Oaklawn Report: Leading Owner Danny Caldwell Reaches Career Milestone

Four-time Oaklawn leading owner Danny Caldwell hit a Career Milestone Wednesday when he won his 700th race at Remington Park; Belmont Stakes winning jockey Alan Garcia will be riding his first meet in Hot Springs; Top 3-year-olds One Line and Malagacy are back in training and pointing toward 4-year-old campaigns.
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