Racing News

Frank Mirahmadi Selected as Oaklawn's Next Announcer

July 14, 2011

When Oaklawn opens for live racing in January, fans will be greeted by the sound of a new track announcer for the first time in more than 37 years. Frank Mirahmadi, introduced to Oaklawn fans as its official “backup” during the 2011 season, will replace Terry Wallace, who announced last month he was retiring from the announcer’s booth. Read More

Terry Wallace to Retire From Announcer's Booth in 2012

June 16, 2011

Terry Wallace, who completed his 37th consecutive season as track announcer at Oaklawn Park in 2011, will retire from the announcer’s booth in advance of the 2012 meet. Read More

Oaklawn Hires Jamie Richardson as New Track Superintendent

June 07, 2011

After a nationwide search that included input from Oaklawn Park-based horsemen and respected racing officials from across the country, Oaklawn Park has selected Jamie Richardson as its new track superintendent. Richardson, who will assume the year-round position June 20, comes to the Hot Springs track with nearly 25 years of experience, working in similar roles at Pimlico and Laurel racetracks in Maryland. Read More

Archarcharch Takes One For the Hometown Team In Arkansas Derby

April 16, 2011

Hometown connections landed the Natural State’s greatest horse race Saturday as Robert and Val Yagos’s Archarcharch swept to the front in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park and held off a late charge of Nehro to punch his ticket for the Kentucky Derby (G1) in three weeks. Read More

Havre de Grace Serves Notice with Apple Blossom Victory

April 15, 2011

With 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta now enjoying a peaceful retirement at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky, Fox Hill Farm’s Havre de Grace served notice that she is ready to fill the void left in the older female division with her second straight victory in Friday’s $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, a race the multiple champion won twice during her career. Read More