Racing News

Donoharm Wins Fifth Season Before 19,633 Opening Day Fans

January 11, 2013

Two-time leading rider Cliff Berry got the 2013 season off to a good start Friday by guiding Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’s Donoharm to horse’s fourth consecutive victory in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes. A crowd of 19,633 turned out to watch the first of 56 race cards that culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 13. Read More


Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 9

January 10, 2013

Trainer Lynn Whiting, best known for 1992 Kentucky Derby winner and Arkansas Derby runner-up Lil E. Tee, is wasting no time getting two of his top 3-year-olds in action this meet. Saturday, he will start Charles J. Cella’s Lady Stonewall in the $60,000 Dixie Belle Stakes and he has Officer Alex on target for his seasonal debut in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 21, the feature on the special Martin Luther King Jr. Day card. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 2

January 08, 2013

Even before Brown Almighty headed into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last November as a top contender, the plan was to come to Oaklawn in 2013 to try the dirt and hopefully legitimize himself as a possible Triple Crown contender. The first chance for the Big Brown colt to start working on those goals will be the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Monday, Jan. 21, the anchor of Oaklawn’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day card. On Monday, Dec. 31, he worked six furlongs in 1:16 over a fast track, his third since coming to Hot Springs. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 3

January 08, 2013

Jer-Mar Stable’s Win Willy, a fan favorite at Oaklawn since upsetting the 2009 Rebel Stakes (G2) at odds of 56-1, is preparing to kick off his 7-year-old season with a start in the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes, the opening day feature Friday, Jan. 11. Win Willy, who won the Fifth Season in 2011, worked five furlongs Thursday in 1:03 4/5 over a fast track. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Jan. 7

January 08, 2013

When trainer Danele Durham looked at the Remington Park tote board the night of Dec. 9 before the Springboard Mile she thought surely it was broken. How else could the odds for her horse, Texas Bling, be flashing 99-1? Read More

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