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: Gun Runner Works Toward Breeders’ Cup Classic

Razorback Handicap winner Gun Runner, who remains the number one ranked horse in the country, continued his preparations for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Nov. 4 at Del Mar with a strong five-furlong workout in 1:00.40 Monday at Santa Anita; In addition to Gun Runner, at least five other horses that competed at Oaklawn in 2017 are pointing toward various Breeders’ Cup races.
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Oaklawn Report: Whitmore Taking Moquett Back to the Breeders’ Cup

Multiple Oaklawn Stakes winner Whitmore is taking trainer Ron Moquett back to the Breeders’ Cup after earning an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with his victory in Friday’s $250,000 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland; the Oaklawn-raced Finley’sluckycharm earned an automatic berth to the Filly & Mare Sprint after her victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland.
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