Racing News

Oaklawn Regular Wins Handicapping Championship Final

August 26, 2012

Philip Webber, an Oaklawn regular who had qualified for the $12,000 Handicapping Championship Final during the first of four qualifying rounds, ran away with the two-day contest, besting 77 other handicappers to win the $6,000 Grand Prize and a trip to Las Vegas for the Horse Players World Series at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in February 2013. Read More

Oaklawn Announces Record $20 Million in Purses

August 21, 2012

Stall applications are now available for Oaklawn’s 2013 live meet, which will be the richest in the track’s 109-year history with purses totaling close to $20 million during the 56-day season. Oaklawn, which runs Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, April 13, announced a record $5.7 million stakes schedule several weeks ago. Read More

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Concert Highlights September

August 15, 2012

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s popular Finish Line Theater Concert Series will ramp up in September with the sounds of country music icons Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers. The Grammy Award-winning performers will hit the stage Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 17 and will be $29.95 or $19.95. Read More

Oaklawn Raises Purses on 13 of 32 Stakes

July 26, 2012

Oaklawn has increased purses on 13 of its 32 stakes planned in 2013, including a majority of its 3-year-old stakes races. Overall, the track has raised stakes purses by nearly $400,000 to $5.7 million, the richest program in its history. Read More

Arkansas Derby Winner Bodemeister Gallops Strongly at Pimlico

May 18, 2012

After Zayat Stables and Michel and Tiffany Moreno’s Empire Maker colt came back from his gallop on the track at Pimlico Friday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert deemed the Arkansas Derby winner ready for the 137th Preakness on Saturday. “The horse looks good. He’s trained well,” Baffert said. “It’s just waiting now.” Read More

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