Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 27

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was installed the overwhelming 1-5 program favorite after drawing post 2 for Saturday’s $1.6 million Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Probable post time for the Midsummer Derby is 4:46 p.m. (Central).
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 20

Trainer Ron Moquett said Far Right, the top locally based 3-year-old male this year at Oaklawn, remains under consideration for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) Aug. 29 at Saratoga. He said Far Right is also a candi-date for the $500,000 King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) Aug. 29 at Saratoga, $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (G3) Aug. 29 at Parx and the $400,000 Super Derby (G2) Sept. 12 at Louisiana Downs.
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BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL, $250,000 GIVEAWAY MAKE FOR EXCITING SEPTEMBER

Oaklawn will host one of the biggest non-racing events in its history as well as one of its richest promotions during the month of September. The two-day Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will bring together national Blues acts and the region’s best BBQ Sept. 19 and 20 in the Infield. And, kicking off the month will be the $250,000 Secret Agent Showdown Sept. 6.
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Oaklawn Report - Update on Oaklawn Runners - Aug. 18

Five of the 16 horses nominated to the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) Aug. 29 at Saratoga ran this spring at Oaklawn, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The purse for Travers will be raised to $1.6 million if American Pharoah starts in the 1 ¼-mile Midsummer Derby.
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HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY

Tickets for the Happy Together Tour, part of the popular Finish Line Theater series at Oaklawn, go on sale Monday, Aug. 17 for the Aug. 28 show. This great night of music brings together six of the most popular rock bands of the 60s and 70s: The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills.
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