Keyword: Arkansas

  • Owner Chris Wilkins gives Wilbo a kiss after his King Cotton Stakes win at Oaklawn Park

    Wilbo Clears Ivan Fallunovalot in King Cotton

    Wilbo got the early jump on even-money favorite Ivan Fallunovalot for a second straight race and drew off to win by two lengths over the two-time King Cotton Stakes winner in the 68th renewal of the $125,000 sprint stakes Feb. 3 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Oaklawn Park reports record purses for the 2017 season

    Record Purses, Increased Handle at Oaklawn Park

    Culminating with 62,500 fans turning out to watch champion Classic Empire win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), the 2017 Oaklawn live racing season concluded with nearly a 5% gain in total handle and another record-setting season for purses.

  • Midnight Storm looks to win the Oaklawn Handicap off a runner-up finish in the Santa Anita Handicap

    'More Mature' Midnight Storm Heads Oaklawn

    This raiding trip to Oaklawn Park for a run at the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) comes on the heels of a game runner-up finish in the March 11 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1).

  • Mor Spirit arrives at Oaklawn Park

    Mor Spirit Heads Essex for Baffert

    Mor Spirit looks to regain winning form in his third start off the layup March 18, when he carries highweight assignment of 121 pounds in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

  • Uncontested blazes a bullet five furlongs in :58 4/5

    Rebel Prospects Turn in Oaklawn Works

    It was a busy morning March 10 at Oaklawn Park for 3-year-olds pointing toward the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), with top local prospects Petrov, Silver Dust, and Uncontested all posting impressive works.

  • Dynatail becomes the first winner for freshman sire Hightail

    Dynatail First Winner for Hightail

    Ballybrit Stable's Dynatail became the first winner for 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail when she broke her maiden at fourth asking with a wire-to-wire run Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • A 'Hometown Horse' in the Arkansas Derby

    For trainer Ron Moquett, a win by Whitmore in the April 16 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) would be more than a successful step toward the first Saturday in May—it would mean reclaiming a hometown race that outside trainers have won the past four years.

  • Subtle Indian won the Hot Springs March 5.

    Subtle Indian Heads Count Fleet

    Subtle Indian is 5-for-6 in his Oaklawn career, and counts the 2015 Gazebo Stakes and Hot Springs March 5 in his last start among his victories for trainer Robertino Diodoro.

  • Effinex.

    Effinex Breezes for Oaklawn Handicap

    The Clark Handicap (gr. I) winner will contest the April 16 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) before returning to New York, where he was recently named New York-bred Horse of the Year. He breezed five furlongs April 7.

  • Upstart and Joe Bravo take the Razorback at Oaklawn Park.

    Upstart Wins Razorback in 2016 Debut

    Battling wide in the lane, Upstart completed a long drive to edge away from Domain's Rap and others for a one-length win in the $350,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Untapable.

    Untapable Set for Azeri Return

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' champion racemare is set for her return to the races for the second year in a row in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Terra Promessa dominates the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Terra Promessa Stings Rivals in Honeybee

    Stepping into a stakes race for the first time proved little challenge for Stonestreet Stables homebred Terra Promessa, as the daughter of Curlin drew off to an easy win in the March 12 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Untapable.

    Untapable Works at Oaklawn Park

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' champion Untapable moved closer to her 5-year-old debut by working five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 over a sloppy surface the morning of March 1 at Oaklawn Park.

  • I'm a Chatterbox won the 2015 Cotillion Stakes

    I'm a Chatterbox Could Resurface at Oaklawn

    I'm a Chatterbox, second to Stellar Wind in the voting for 2015 champion 3-year-old filly, is back on the track preparing for her 4-year-old debut, which could come in the April 15 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn.

  • Suddenbreakingnews wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Making the Grade: Suddenbreakingnews

    This week we take a closer look at Suddenbreakingnews, winner of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 15 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Sarah Sis takes on eight rivals in the Bayakoa Stakes.

    Sarah Sis Targets Bayakoa

    After a tough beat in the Jan. 23 American Beauty Stakes, Rags Racing Stable's grade II winner Sarah Sis takes on eight rivals in the $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Nickname wins the 2015 Frizette Stakes.

    Nickname Returns in Martha Washington

    Grade I winner Nickname is among eight horses entered in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 at Oaklawn. She'll make her first start since finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Discreetness (right) battles Synchrony (left) to win the Smarty Jones.

    Making the Grade: Discreetness

    This week we take a closer look at Discreetness, winner of the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 18 at Oaklawn.

  • Discreetness

    Discreetness, Whitmore Work for Southwest

    Smarty Jones Stakes winner Discreetness went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 Jan. 30 at Oaklawn gearing up for the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Also working toward the Southwest that morning was Whitmore.

  • Haveyougoneaway fights off favorite Sarah Sis to win the American Beauty Stakes.

    Haveyougoneaway Wins American Beauty

    Haveyougoneaway edged game favorite Sarah Sis in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes Jan. 23, galloping through on the rail off the turn and working hard for the victory at Oaklawn Park.

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    Sarah Sis Returns in American Beauty

    Sarah Sis, who won the Oct. 17 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) at Keeneland in her most recent start, will launch her 4-year-old campaign Jan. 23 in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

  • Pete Aiello

    Aiello Excited About New Oaklawn Role

    "I am excited to be someplace where the entire community rallies around the track," the announcer said. "It will be great to be able to go places and have conversations with people about what is happening in racing."