Oaklawn News

Barn Notes - Feb. 5: Von Hemel Taking Two Shots at Martha Washington

Trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel is scheduled to take two shots at Grade 1 winner Nickname in Saturday’s $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. He has entered unbeaten multiple stakes winner My Master Plan and Ready to Confess in the 1-mile Martha Washington, a race he won in 2006 with Brownie Points.
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Barn Notes - Feb. 3: Jack Van Berg Enjoying Being Back in the Saddle

Jack Van Berg normally holds court during training hours at Oaklawn from his pickup truck parked on the grandstand apron. That wasn’t the case on a windy, cold Jan. 4 morning, when the Hall of Fame trainer tested the elements, and his frail body, by taking his horses to the track on a pony.
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IVAN FALLUNOVALOT SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS KING COTTON TITLE

Lewis Matthews, Jr.’s Ivan Fallunovalot, sent off as the even-money favorite, drew off from his competition late to win Saturday’s $100,000 King Cotton Stakes for the second year in a row. Alsvid, who eventually turned the tables on Ivan Fallunovalot last year in the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3), finished second in the King Cotton for the fourth straight year.
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Barn Notes Jan. 28: Far Right Returns

Far Right is scheduled to take his first step toward a return to stakes competition in Thursday’s ninth race at Oaklawn, a $72,000 third-level allowance/optional claimer for older horses at a mile that marks the 4-year-old debut for the Notional ridgling.
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Barn Notes Jan. 22: A Sure ‘Bet’?

Multiple stakes-winning sprinter Gentlemen’s Bet is now probable for Saturday’s $100,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn, trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Sunday morning.
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