Oaklawn News

Barn Notes: Justify scheduled to make his stakes debut in Arkansas Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won 13 Kentucky Derby prep races at Oaklawn since 2010, but never with a horse making just his third career start. That could change with Justify scheduled to make his stakes debut in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14, a race the trainer won in 2012 with Bodemeister and again in 2015 with eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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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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