Keyword: Centennial Bonus

  • Roy and Pat Chapman, center, hold enlarged copy of a $5 million bonus check given them by Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella, far right, while trainer John Servis and his wife, Sherry, far left, look on.

    Cella Pays Up; Chapmans Get Their Bonus

    Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella traveled from Arkansas to Pennsylvania Monday to hand-deliver a $5 million check to Roy and Pat Chapman, owners of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones.

  • Smarty Jones, on the track at Churchill Downs Friday morning.

    Servis: 'I Wish the Race Were Tomorrow'

    After Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones returned from a gallop over the sloppy Churchill Downs track Friday morning, trainer John Servis said "he is doing fantastic. I wish the race were tomorrow."

  • Smarty Jones prepares for the $100,000 Southwest Stakes, Saturday at Oaklawn.

    Smarty Jones Puts Streak on Line in Southwest

    The $100,000 Southwest Stakes, the second of three local preps for the $1-million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) on April 10, lured a field of 10, including a pair of two-horse couplings, Feb. 28 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Oaklawn Ups Ante With $5 Million Bonus

    Oaklawn Park announced Wednesday that it will not only double the purse for next year's Arkansas Derby (gr. II) from $500,000 to $1 million, but also will offer a $5-million bonus should any horse sweep the Rebel Stakes, Arkansas Derby, and Kentucky Derby (gr. I).