Keyword: Arkansas

  • Horsemen's Groups Assess NTRA Membership Dues

    Funding reductions for operations and benevolence brought on by horse racing's economic woes have led numerous affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association to reconsider NTRA membership.

  • Oaklawn Park Forced to Cancel Jan. 14 Opener

    Citing "lingering effects" from a six-inch snowfall last weekend and bitterly cold temperatures that have kept the track closed for training all week, Oaklawn Park has cancelled the Jan. 14 opening day of the 2011 meet.

  • Win Willy

    Win Willy Hopes for Better Oaklawn Weather

    A winter storm dumped about five inches of snow on Hot Springs, Ark., and forced the cancellation of training at Oaklawn Park Jan. 10, but improving conditions should produce temperatures in the 40s by opening day Jan. 14.

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    Telling: A Longshot With a Tale to Tell

    In 2009, things didn't look good for Telling from the start of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, where he finished a distant seventh, beaten 10 1/4 lengths by the winner Conduit.

  • Erceg Promoted at Oaklawn Park

    Milena Erceg, who has more than nine years of experience in the racing industry, has been named the assistant director of mutuels at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • Blind Luck pulls away late to take the Fantasy.

    Blind Luck's Kick Too Much for Fantasy Foes

    Blind Luck cemented her status as the one to beat in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with an authoritative come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Oaklawn Park April 2.

  • Lookin At Lucky

    Lookin At Lucky Works, Headed to Oaklawn

    Last year's champion juvenile male, Lookin At Lucky, is on schedule for his first start of the year, the March 13 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, after a workout at Santa Anita March 8.

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    Jayaramans Remove 25 Horses From Ice Barn

    Summer Bird, last year's champion 3-year-old male, is one of 25 horses being transferred from trainer Tim Ice by Drs. K.K. Jayaraman and Vilasini Jayaraman. Ice currently is based at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • Oaklawn Stakes Purses Up for 2010

    Purses may be down across the country, but stakes purses at Oaklawn Park will be higher in 2010 than they were in 2009 according to report on Arkansas Sports 360.com.

  • Hessees to Buy Kilkerry In Arkansas

    Richard and Frances Hessee, owners of R & R Farms near Goliad, Texas, have purchased trainer Robert Holthus' Kilkerry Farm and Training Center near Royal, Ark.

  • It's a Bird has been disqualified from his Oaklawn Handicap Win.

    Owner to Appeal It's a Bird Decision

    An attorney for Edmund Gann said the owner will appeal a July 21 decision by the Arkansas Racing Commission disqualifying It's a Bird from his victory in the April 4 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) after the horse tested positive for the prohibited substance naproxen, an anti-inflammatory medication.

  • Buckie Fires, Retired Outrider, Dies

    Retired outrider Buckie Fires, who hails from a prominent racing family, died June 20 in Rivervale, Ark., from complications from breaking a hip.

  • It's a Bird could be disqualified from his April 4 victory in the Oaklawn Handicap.

    It's a Bird Positive After Oaklawn Handicap

    It's a Bird, winner of the Lone Star Handicap (gr. III) on Memorial Day, could lose the purse from his April 4 victory in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) as the result of a positive test for the prohibited substance naproxen, an anti-inflammatory medication.

  • Proceed Bee won his last start, the Grand Canyon in November on the grass at Churchill Downs.

    Professor Z Leads Smarty Jones Field

    A special Monday race card at Oaklawn Jan. 19 features the second running of the Smarty Jones Stakes. The one-mile race will feature a talented field of 3-year olds that could stamp their ticket for a chance at the Arkansas Derby (gr. II), and maybe a shot at the Triple Crown.

  • Cole Norman

    Norman Awaits Formal Sentencing

    Trainer Cole Norman is awaiting formal sentencing in Garland County Circuit Court after a jury recommended he serve six years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and be fined $5,000 for his involvement in a fatal automobile accident in February 2007.

  • Denis of Cork scores big win in Southwest Stakes.

    Southwest a Real Corker

    Denis of Cork came with a three-wide move into the stretch and ran away with the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) to score a 2 1/4 length win Feb. 18 at Oaklawn. The $250,000 mile race for 3-year-olds was run in 1:37.59.

  • Liberty Bull (near) noses out Isabull to win the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn jan. 21.

    'Liberty' Wins Battle of the Bulls

    Two colts by Holy Bull battled through the stretch at Oaklawn Park Jan. 21, and it was Kenneth Maier's Liberty Bull who earned a neck victory over Alex and Joann Lieblong's Isabull in the $50,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.

  • Cole Norman

    Trainer Norman Charged with DWI

    Trainer Cole Norman was arrested and charged Nov. 26 with driving while intoxicated, hit and run, simple criminal property damage, and possession of the drugs Lortab and Xanax without a prescription in his hometown of Haughton, La.

  • Primary Suspect to McDowell

    Graded stakes winner Primary Suspect has been retired from racing and will stand at Bill McDowell's McDowell Farm near Sparkman, Ark.

  • State High Court Upholds Oaklawn Park Gaming Devices

    Oaklawn Park officials have no immediate plans to expand the racetrack's gambling-machine offerings, but they said a Sept. 27 ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a law that permitted electronic gaming devices at the track is a major step forward.

  • Belmont hopeful Hard Spun enjoys a snack at the track days before the big race.

    Carver in Hog Heaven With Hard Spun

    One of the first horses Bob Carver bought a small part of is Belmont (gr. I) hopeful Hard Spun. The auto dealer from Arkansas is enjoying the Triple Crown ride as much as he does his Razorback football.