Keyword: Arkansas

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Cyber Secret to Starfish in Arkansas

    Cyber Secret, winner of the 2013 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for Charles Cella, will move from Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., to Dr. Linda Robbins' Starfish Stables near Hot Springs, Ark., for the 2016 breeding season.

  • Chris Hartman

    Winner's Circle: Oaklawn's Top Trainer to CD

    Alsvid provided Hartman with his most lucrative career victory in the Count Fleet and headlines what the trainer calls his strongest stable to date. He will move to Churchill Downs for the first time during its upcoming meet.

  • Mark Lamberth

    Lamberth of Arkansas New RCI Chairman

    Mark Lamberth, a member of the Arkansas Racing Commission, took over as chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International April 23 during the organization's annual convention in Tampa, Fla.

  • 2015 Arkansas Derby Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Arkansas Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.