The Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes came up as a much deeper race than last month’s Smarty Jones, and has attracted an intriguing mix of 3-year-olds. Mourinho is likely to go off as the favorite off his fast win in that local prep, but this will be ...Full Story >>
January 13, 2018
Farrell picked up the sixth stakes victory of her career on Saturday at Oaklawn Park, where she withstood pace pressure from Terra Promessa then a late charge from Ever So Clever to win her 4-year-old debut in the $125,000 Pippin Stakes.
January 12, 2018
Sonneteer might live in Southern California, but he has made himself at home at Oaklawn Park. The horse pulled a 29-1 upset in the $125,000 Fifth Season on Friday, when he closed from next to last for a three-quarter length win over Futile.
In an emotional start to the meet, trainer Tom Van Berg, who on Monday buried his father, Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg, won the fifth race at Oaklawn Park with Profound Moment. The horse paid $37.
Ivan Fallunovalot, a two-time winner of the King Cotton at Oaklawn, launches his 8-year-old season Sunday in the eighth race at Oaklawn.
Bob LaPenta won the last Triple Crown race run when Tapwrit, who he owns in partnership, took the Belmont Stakes in June. The cycle for 3-year-old stakes success starts over for the New York native on Monday when one of his promising young horses, ...
January 10, 2018
Mourinho was among a planeload of 17 horses that arrived Wednesday in Arkansas from California, according to Oaklawn spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt. He is expected for the $150,000 Smarty Jones for 3-year-olds on Monday.
Jockey Gary Stevens is riding the Oaklawn meet on a daily basis for the first time after long being based in Southern California, and the move could lead to a change in circuits for the Hall of Famer. He said Tuesday he will make decisions on his ...
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has a “sporting chance” to make a significant impact during the 3-year-old series at the Oaklawn Park meet that opens Friday. The 82-year-old's barn houses the most accomplished young runner on the grounds in ...
Oaklawn Park opens Friday with Louis and John Cella, sons of the track's late owner Charles Cella, taking over managment of the Hot Springs, Ark., track.
December 29, 2017
Fernando De La Cruz, who is riding at Tampa Bay Downs, plans to winter at the Oaklawn Park meet that opens Jan. 12 in Hot Springs, Ark. Tony King, who will be his agent, said the rider was due to arrive in Arkansas sometime Tuesday.