Whitmore Hoping to Race Before Heading Back to Oaklawn

Trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs already has horses on the grounds at Oaklawn in preparation for the 2017 meeting that begins Jan. 13. But, many of his most promising runners are still at Churchill Downs, which concludes its fall meeting Nov. 27.
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YES WE CAN FOOD DRIVE COLLECTS RECORD AMOUNT

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2016) –Oaklawn patrons and Team Members joined forces to collect a record amount of canned and other non-perishable food items for local Hot Springs charities during the fifth annual Yes We Can Food Drive. More than 17,000 items were gathered this year during the week-long drive compared to the nearly 15,000 items collected in 2015.
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Stakes winner Discreetness Tries the Turf

Discreetness, among the top 3-year-olds at the 2016 Oaklawn meeting, is entered in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jinks Fires of Hot Springs, he won the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 18, Oaklawn’s first of four major Kentucky Derby prep races.
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Update on Oaklawn’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Starters

Effinex – Tri-bone Stables’ Oaklawn Handicap winner Effinex galloped 1 5/8 miles Friday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a start in Saturday’s Classic. Trainer James Jerkens “is happy with how he’s doing” and is hoping he get a chance to run his best race.
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Oaklawn Stakes Winners Prepare for Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff

Tri-Bone Stables’ Oaklawn Handicap Effinex will be seeking to become the third straight Oaklawn-raced horse to win the $6 Breeders’ Cup Classic as he faces the likes of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome and record-setting Travers Stakes winner Arrogate in Saturday’s race. He drew the rail and was installed at odds of 15-1 despite the fact he had finished second in the race last year behind Arkansas Derby and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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