Oaklawn News

COUNTERFORCE TAKES BACHELOR STAKES

Hot Springs, AR (Friday, April 15, 2016) – In the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Counterforce was the force to be reckoned with as he came flying late from far off the pace to capture the 29th running of the six furlong test for 3-year-olds.
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CUPID LEADS 12-HORSE ARKANSAS DERBY FIELD

Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, April 15, 2016) – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert bids for his third victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) when he sends out 2-1 program favorite Cupid in the 1 1/8-mile race Saturday at Oaklawn.
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SUPER SAKS GIVES LUKAS 15TH FESTIVAL WIN IN CAROUSEL

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, April 14, 2016) – Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas earned his 15th career Racing Festival of the South stakes victory Thursday when Super Saks captured the $150,000 Carousel Stakes in front-running style.
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Barn Notes April 14: Cupid Settles In at Oaklawn

Coolmore's Cupid, the short-priced favorite in the field of 12 sophomores contesting Saturday's $1 million (G1) Arkansas Derby, remained right on schedule as he got another feel for Oaklawn Park's racing strip on Thursday.
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UNTAPABLE FAVORED TO WIN SECOND APPLE BLOSSOM

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, April 14, 2016) – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable is the 6-5 program favorite for Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1), a 1 1/16-mile event that headlines a 10-race card on Oaklawn’s penultimate program of the meeting. Probable post time for the 52nd Apple Blossom, among the country's most prestigious events for older fillies and mares, is 5:10 p.m. (Central).
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