Oaklawn News

MITOLE CLEAR WINNER OF THURSDAY’S BACHELOR STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, April 12, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole did not disappoint as the heavy 2-5 favorite in Thursday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes, drawing off impressively to give leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr. his 1,001st career victory. Earlier on the card, Santana reached the 1,000-win milestone aboard Westfest, who like Mitole is trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. Overall, he ended the day with three wins and 1,002 career victories.
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CHAMPION UNIQUE BELLA HEAVY APPLE BLOSSOM FAVORITE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, April 12, 2018) – Champion Unique Bella has been installed the overwhelming 2-5 program favorite for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares Friday at Oaklawn. She will be the 21st champion to compete in 54-year history of race either during or following a championship campaign.
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MITOLE LEADS THURSDAY’S $150,000 BACHELOR STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, April 11, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole stumbled in his stakes debut, but the promising sprinter is scheduled to get another chance to earn black type in the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-olds Thursday at Oaklawn.
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SWING AND SWAY EARNS SECOND STAKES VICTORY OF THE MEET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 6, 2018) – Westrock Stables LLC’s Swing and Sway, who began the 2018 Oaklawn season by winning the $125,000 American Beauty Stakes, ended her meet with a similar stakes winning performance in Saturday’s $150,000 Carousel Stakes before an on-track crowd of 20,000. The day was also highlighted by the annual Boat and Truck Giveaway that was won by Trevor Bulza of Bella Vista, AR.
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GEORGIA’S REWARD DOESN’T DISAPPOINT

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 30, 2018) - Odds-on favorite Georgia’s Reward collared Firewater Rocket on the outside in the final sixteenth to win the $100,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes before an estimated crowd of 15,000 on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn.
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HOONANI ROAD ROLLS IN RAINBOW

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 30, 2018) – Jerry Caroom’s heavily favored Hoonani Road remained unbeaten in three career starts with a front-running victory in the $100,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings before an estimated crowd of 7,000 Friday afternoon at Oaklawn.
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OAKLAWN HOSTS TRACK SUPERINTENDENTS’ CONFERENCE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, March 28, 2018) -- More than 80 entities, including racing venues in Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico and France, were represented during the 17th annual Track Superintendents Conference Sunday-Tuesday at Oaklawn.
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MIA MISCHIEF DOMINATES PURPLE MARTIN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 23, 2018) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mia Mischief did not disappoint as the heavy favorite, drawing off to win Saturday’s $150,000 Purple Martin Stakes by 8 ¼ lengths before a crowd of 20,500.
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