Racing News

Arkansas Derby Draws 11-Horse Field; Bodemeister Made Morning Line Favorite

April 11, 2012

Eleven 3-year-olds are set for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) led by the Bob Baffert-trained duo of Bodemeister and Secret Circle as the top two betting choices, with the latter looking to sweep Oaklawn’s major prep races after wins earlier this season in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) and $500,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). Read More


March 17, 2012

Secret Circle holds off Optimizer under Bejarano; Tiz Miz Sue Enters Apple Blossom picture with Azeri Stakes romp Read More

Team Baffert Sweep Both Divisions of the Southwest

February 20, 2012

It has been quite a three-day span for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won 8 of 10 starts over this Presidents Day weekend, including both divisions of the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before a crowd of 29,313 at Oaklawn. Using similar stalking tactics, Castaway won the first division and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Secret Circle won the second division. Read More

Four-Day Opening Weekend Kicks Off Oaklawn's 2012 Season

December 29, 2011

In Arkansas, there are five seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and the Oaklawn live meet, which is set to start Friday, Jan. 13 with the aptly named $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes. Other highlights of the four-day opening weekend are the traditional 50-cent Corn Beef Sandwiches Saturday, Jan. 15 and Oaklawn Ball Caps will be given away with each paid admission while supplies last Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read More

Oaklawn Reduces Minimum on Three Popular Wagers

December 15, 2011

In advance of the start of its 2012 live race meet Jan. 13, Oaklawn has reduced the minimum bet for the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Classix wager. The Pick 3 and Pick 4 will both have a 50-cent minimum, while the Classix, a Pick 6 wager, is going from $2 to $1. Read More

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