RACING FESTIVAL PREVIEW AND SHAMROCK SHOWDOWN HIGHLIGHT MARCH

As Oaklawn moves into the most exciting part of its live racing season, there will be plenty of action both on the track and in the newly expanded gaming area. Highlighting the month are the Racing Festival of the South Preview Day Saturday, March 14 and the Shamrock Showdown Tuesday, March 17.
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FAR RIGHT WINS AGAIN IN SOUTHWEST STAKES

It was déjà vu for the connections of Far Right as they watched their colt repeat the same performance that won him the Jan. 19 Smarty Jones Stakes by ducking to the inside and coming up the rail to prevail in Sunday’s $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). The win earned Far Right 10 points towards Kentucky Derby eligibility and moved him up to sixth-place on the leaderboard.
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OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES SECOND PURSE INCREASE

For the second time this race meet, Oaklawn will increase all overnight purses between $1,000 and $3,000 starting Thursday, Feb. 26. Maiden Special Weights and Allowances races are increasing by $3,000, bringing maidens to $64,000 and Allowances to as high as $69,000.
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FAVORED SPRING INCLUDED WINS SPRING FEVER

It may not have felt much like Spring on the track, but it certainly didn’t bother the aptly named Spring Included who made winning her first career stakes race look easy when she prevailed in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite off a runner-up effort last out in the American Beauty Stakes, the winner returned $7.20, $4 and $2.80.
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