Oaklawn News

Hall of Famer Nick Zito to Have String at Oaklawn

Nick Zito has started only a handful of horses at Oaklawn, but that figures to change in 2019 after the Hall of Fame trainer said Friday afternoon that he will “probably” have 20 horses on the grounds when the scheduled 57-day meet begins Jan. 25.
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LONGTIME OAKLAWN TRACK ANNOUNCER TERRY WALLACE PASSES

Terry Wallace, Oaklawn Park’s track announcer for 37 years, has died following a lengthy illness. Wallace, known as “The Voice of Oaklawn” for decades, began calling races at the Hot Springs track in 1975 and called a record 20,191 consecutive races before ending his streak Jan. 28, 2011. He stepped down as announcer following the 2011 season, but remained a popular ambassador for the track until his retirement in 2017.
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Oaklawn-raced Horses Lead Zia Park Oaks and Derby

Some of the most promising 3-year-olds at the 2018 Oaklawn meeting are scheduled to resurface Wednesday in New Mexico when Zia Park presents seven stakes races, including the $250,000 Zia Park Oaks and $250,000 Zia Park Derby.
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Santana Jr. Eyeing Seventh Oaklawn Title

Perennial Oaklawn leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr. will return for the 2019 meeting that begins Jan. 25, according to his longtime agent, Ruben Munoz. Santana, 25, has won six consecutive riding titles in Hot Springs, the second-longest streak in track history. Hall of Famer Pat Day won 12 consecutive Oaklawn riding titles (1983-1994).
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