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September 21, 2017

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OAKLAWN’S FIRST CONDITION BOOK NOW AVAILABLE

OAKLAWN’S FIRST CONDITION BOOK NOW AVAILABLE

 

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sept. 6, 2017) – The track with the highest purses in the Midwest has released its first condition book for the 2018 live season that begins Friday, Jan. 12. Condition books can be found at www.oaklawn.com or obtained by calling 501-...

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OAKLAWN BUMPS APPLE BLOSSOM AND ESSEX PURSES FOR 2018

OAKLAWN BUMPS APPLE BLOSSOM AND ESSEX PURSES FOR 2018

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Aug. 2, 2017) – One of the richest and most prestigious Grade 1 races for older fillies and mares will be $100,000 richer in 2018.

The Apple Blossom Handicap is one of two stakes receiving a purse increase ahead of Oaklawn’s 2018 live season along with the Essex Handicap for...

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OAKLAWN RACING CLUB

OAKLAWN RACING CLUB TO DEBUT IN ADVANCE OF 2018 LIVE SEASON

Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, July 28, 2017) – Oaklawn will offer fans the chance to experience the thrills of Thoroughbred ownership in a low-risk, low-cost fashion with the debut of the Oaklawn Racing Club just in time for the 2018 live racing season.

The Oaklawn Racing Club will offer up...

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OAKLAWN CLOSES 2017 WITH GAINS IN TOTAL HANDLE

Hot Springs, AR (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) –  Culminating with 62,500 fans turning out to watch champion Classic Empire win the $1 million Arkansas Derby, the 2017 Oaklawn live racing season concluded with nearly a 5% gain in total handle and another record-setting season for purses.

Good weather along with large, competitive fields led to total handle of $189,534,228 in 2017 compared to...

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CLASSIC EMPIRE RETURNS A WINNER IN ARKANSAS DERBY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 15, 2017) – John Oxley’s reigning two-year-old champion Classic Empire secured his spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby with his victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby on closing day of the 2017 Oaklawn season.

He returned $5.80, $4.40 and $3.80 as the 3-2 favorite in the field of 12.

Conquest Mo Money...

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INSIDE STRAIGHT PULLS UPSET IN OAKLAWN HANDICAP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 15, 2017) – Randy Howg’s Inside Straight overcame traffic around the turn for home and drew off late to win the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) by two lengths over Domain’s Rap at odds of nearly 20-1. Midnight Storm, the heavy 1-2 favorite, finished third after setting the early pace.
Trained by Robertino Diodoro, Inside Straight ran the 1...

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WHITMORE REMAINS UNDEFEATED SPRINTING IN COUNT FLEET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 15, 2017) – Whitmore remained undefeated sprinting and increased his 2017 Oaklawn record to a perfect 3 for 3 with his 3 ¾ length victory over Apprehender in Saturday’s $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3). Holy Boss was third.

After tracking in fifth early, Whitmore took command at the top of the stretch and impressively drew off...

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CHAMPION STELLAR WIND RETURNS A WINNER IN APPLE BLOSSOM

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 13, 2017) – Hronis Racing LLC.’s Stellar Wind, making her first start since finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), returned in fine fashion to win Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths over four-time Oaklawn stakes winner Terra Promessa.

The 5-year-old Curlin mare, voted champion 3-year-old filly of 2015...

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CLASSIC EMPIRE FAVORED IN TOUGH ARKANSAS DERBY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 13, 2017) – John Oxley’s champion Classic Empire is the 8-5 program favorite for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) Saturday at Oaklawn, a 1 1/8-mile race that highlights the closing-day program.

Probable post time for the Arkansas Derby, the 11th of 12 races, is 6:18 p.m. (Central)....

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CHAMPION STELLAR WIND HEAVILY FAVORED IN APPLE BLOSSOM

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, April 12, 2017) – Champion Stellar Wind begins her final racing campaign that will hopefully conclude with a second Eclipse Award in Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles Friday at Oaklawn. Over, the last 10, the race has produced four champion older mare titles – Close Hatches (2014), Havre de...

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ROCKSHAW GOES FOR THIRD STRAIGHT IN BACHELOR

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, April 12, 2017) – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Rockshaw bids for his third victory at the meet in the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters Thursday at Oaklawn.

From the first crop of Maclean’s Music, Rockshaw has been installed the 6-5 program favorite against seven scheduled rivals, including multiple stakes-placed Recruiting Ready...

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WEAST HILL LOOKS TO REBOUND IN ARKANSAS BREEDERS’

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 6, 2017) – Weast Hill tries to rebound from his first career local setback in the $100,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes Saturday at Oaklawn.

Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes, the eighth of 10 races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m., with the infield open, weather permitting.

Bred and...

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ATHENA LOOKS FOR THIRD WIN OF THE MEET

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, April 6, 2017) – Mary Grum’s Athena is the 2-1 program favorite for the $150,000 Carousel Stakes for older filly and mare sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn.

Probable post time for the 6-furlong Carousel, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m., with the infield open, weather permitting.

Athena, a 5-year-old...

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HEAVY FAVORITE FIVE O ONE WINS RAINBOW

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 31, 2017) – Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Five O One, named in honor of the area code that covers central Arkansas, including Hot Springs, did not disappoint as the prohibitive 1-2 favorite with an impressive victory in Friday’s $100,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings.

Five O Five was content to sit back in...

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MS FIFTY FIRST ST. FAVORED IN SATURDAY’S RAINBOW MISS

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, March 30, 2017) – Ms Fifty First St. is the 5-2 second choice in the program for Saturday’s $100,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes for 3-year-old Arkansas-bred fillies at 6 furlongs.

Probable post time for the Rainbow Miss, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m., with the annual boat and truck giveaway promotion part...

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FIVE O ONE FAVORED IN FRIDAY’S RAINBOW

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, March 30, 2017) – Five O One is the 8-5 program favorite for the $100,000 Rainbow Stakes Friday at Oaklawn, a 6-furlong race restricted to 3-year-old Arkansas-bred colts and geldings.

Probable post time for the Rainbow, the eighth of nine races, is 4:42 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:30 p.m.

Five O One, a son of 2011 Breeders’ Cup...

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GOLDEN MISCHIEF WINS PURPLE MARTIN VIA DISQUALIFICATION

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 25, 2017) – William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Golden Mischief was the beneficiary when Our Majesty interfered with her stablemate Vertical Oak and was disqualified from first and placed fourth in Saturday’s $125,000 Purple Martin Stakes.

Leading trainer Steve Asmussen trains both Golden Mischief, who was elevated from second to first and...

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WAYNE SMITH NAMED GENERAL MANAGER

Hot Springs, Ark. (Monday, March 27, 2017) – Oaklawn President Charles Cella announced today that Wayne Smith has been named General Manager.

“Wayne Smith begins an exciting new era for Oaklawn,” said Cella, whose family has owned and operated Oaklawn since its founding in 1904. “It’s been a tremendous pleasure working with Eric Jackson. Because of his dedication and guidance, Oaklawn...

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REBEL STAKES RECAP

MALAGACY STAYS UNDEFEATED IN REBEL STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 17, 2017) – It may have been a different horse, but trainer Todd Pletcher got the same result when he sent an undefeated, yet unproven 3-year-old from South Florida to Oaklawn for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). One month after One Liner won the $500,000 Southwest...

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AZERI STAKES & ESSEX HANDICAP RECAP

STREAMLINE PULLS UPSET IN AZERI

FAVORITE MOR SPIRIT WINS ESSEX HANDICAP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 18, 2017) – The third time was the charm for Streamline as she finally turned the tables on rival and favored Terra Promessa in the 31st running of $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) while defeating five...

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AZERI STAKES & ESSEX HANDICAP

TERRA PROMESSA LOOKS TO EXTEND PERFECT STREAK IN AZERI STAKES;

MOR SPIRIT INVADES FOR ESSEX HANDICAP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 17, 2017) –- Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Terra Promessa, who is unblemished in five starts at Oaklawn Park and undefeated in 2017, hopes to keep both streaks alive...

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BAFFERT LOOKS TO CONTINUE DOMINANCE IN REBEL STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 17, 2017) – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert bids for his fourth consecutive victory and seventh in the last eight years in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn.

Probable post time for the Rebel, the 10th of 11 races, is 6:06 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at...

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BAFFERT SYNONYMOUS WITH WINNING AT OAKLAWN

By Jennie Rees, Special to Oaklawn Anywhere

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — There’s no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing, but Bob Baffert at Oaklawn Park comes pretty close. Especially in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes, which he could win for the seventh time in eight years this Saturday with the lightly raced American Anthem.

In a sport where a 15-percent win clip is considered good and...

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Hall of Fame Nominee Sheriffs Returns to Oaklawn with Top Rebel Prospect

By Jennie Rees, Special to Oaklawn Anywhere

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Give John Shirreffs an outstanding horse, and he can keep them going at peak performance for years. For instance, Zenyatta, the first female to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic and who at age 6 retired with a 19-for-20 record after her trademark rally fell eight inches shy of repeating in the 2010 Classic.

Give...

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OAKLAWN INCREASES PURSES FOR FINAL MONTH OF MEET

Hot Springs, Ark. (Sunday, March 12, 2017) – One of the richest racing seasons in the country just got richer.

Oaklawn, which already has the highest purses in the country for this time of year, is increasing purses as much as $8,000 per race effective Saturday, March 18, thanks to strong business across the board and good weather.

Purses for Maiden Special Weights will increase...

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CALIFORNIA SHIPPER IT TIZ WELL WINS HONEYBEE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 11, 2017) – Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC.’s It Tiz Well earned herself 50 points towards eligibility in the Kentucky Oaks and a return trip to Oaklawn for the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) April 14 with her victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3).

Making her two-turn debut for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, It Tiz...

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FAVORITE WHITMORE IMPRESSIVE IN HOT SPRINGS VICTORY

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 11, 2017) – Last year’s Triple Crown race hopeful Whitmore stamped himself as this year’s top sprinter with an impressive six length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes, the co-feature on the 9-race card.

Whitmore, who was second or third in all three of Oaklawn’s 2016 Triple Crown race preps, allowed the pace to go early...

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WHITMORE FAVORED IN SPRINT STAKES DEBUT

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 9, 2017) –The latest chapter in Whitmore’s racing career is scheduled to unfold in the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. He has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite as he makes his debut in a sprint stakes.

Probable post time for the 6-furlong Hot Springs is 3:39 p.m. (Central) and it goes as...

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MOTT-TRAINED ELATE FAVORED IN HONEYBEE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 9, 2017) – Lightly raced Elate is the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Honeybee, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.

The Honeybee offers 85 points to the top four finishers (50-20-10-5)...

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GAZEBO STAKES & SPRING FEVER STAKES RECAP

KATHBALLU PULLS MILD SPRING FEVER STAKES UPSET

FAVORITE ROCKSHAW IMPRESSIVE IN GAZEBO STAKES 

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 4, 2017) – Five D Thoroughbreds’ Kathballu has made a habit of winning as of late and secured her third stakes victory in her last four starts Saturday by taking the $125,...

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CALIFORNIA SHIPPER FANTASTIC STYLE TOPS SPRING FEVER

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 3, 2017) – Kaleem Shah’s Fantastic Style is the 9-5 program favorite for the $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older filly and mare sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn.

Probable post time for the 5 ½-furlong event, the eighth of nine races, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.

Trained by Doug O’Neill, Fantastic Style will be...

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ROCKSHAW FAVORED IN TOUGH GAZEBO STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 3, 2017) – Rockshaw returns to stakes action as the 5-2 program favorite for Saturday’s $125,000 Gazebo for 3-year-old sprinters at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong event, the seventh of nine races, is 4:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.

Trained by Ron Moquett of Hot Springs, Rockshaw exits a sharp 2 ¾-length first...

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JOCKEY ALEX BIRZER REACHES 3,000-WIN MILESTONE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017) – Jockey Alex Birzer became the 174th jockey in North America to win 3,000 races when he guided Numancia to victory in Sunday’s sixth race at Oaklawn. Birzer, 43, rode three winners on Saturday’s card to move within one win of the milestone, which came with fifth mount of the day.

“I’m speechless,” Birzer said. “My...

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RACER PULLS UPSET IN NODOUBLE BREEDERS’ STAKES

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017) – Val Yagos’ Racer pulled the upset over defending champion and 3-5 favorite Weast Hill using a front-running style in Saturday’s $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes. After two straight third-place finishes behind the heavy favorite earlier this season, Racer was able to turn the tables and returned a generous payout of $17.20, $5 and $...

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EASTER INDY REPEATS IN DOWNTHEDUSTYROAD

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, Feb. 24, 2017) – Easter Indy picked up her second win of the meet and her second straight win in the $100,000 Downthedustyroad Breeders’ Stakes with her one-length victory in Friday’s feature race at Oaklawn.

With regular rider Walter De La Cruz in the irons, Easter Indy broke sharply from the far outside post and was forwardly placed in fourth...

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WEAST HILL LOOKS TO GO 8 FOR 8 AT OAKLAWN IN NODOUBLE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, Feb. 24, 2017) – Defending champion Weast Hill will try to keep his Oaklawn record perfect in Saturday’s $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes for Arkansas-bred male sprinters.


Probable post time for the Nodouble, named for the greatest Arkansas-bred money winner in history, is 4:38 p.m. (Central). The Nodouble goes as the eighth of nine...

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EASTER INDY LOOKS TO DEFEND TITLE IN DOWNTHEDUSTYROAD

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, Feb. 24, 2017) – Defending champion Easter Indy is among 11 horses entered in the $100,000 Downthedustyroad Stakes for Arkansas-bred filly and mare sprinters Friday at Oaklawn.

Probable post time for the 6-furlong Downthedustyroad, the eighth of nine races, is 4:42 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:30 p.m.

Co-owned and trained by Bill...

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GUN RUNNER COMES BACK STRONG IN RAZORBACK

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 20, 2017) – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner served notice that he intends to be a major player in the handicap division this year with his 5 ¾ length victory in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3), the co-feature on Oaklawn’s Presidents’ Day card.

Two races before One Line won the $500,000 Southwest...

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ONE LINER REMAINS PERFECT WITH SOUTHWEST STAKES SCORE

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017) – South Florida invader One Liner proved two turns were not a problem with an impressive 3 ½ length victory in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before an on track crowd of 23,500 at Oaklawn. In the process, he earned his first 10 points towards eligibility in the Kentucky Derby and remained a perfect three for three in his career...

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GUN RUNNER HEAVILY FAVORED FOR MONDAY’S RAZORBACK

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017) – Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson said he was kicking around ideas a couple of years ago to strengthen the track’s two-turn stakes program for older horses when he zeroed in on the Razorback Handicap. Jackson said he was thinking of a hefty purse hike.

Racing secretary Pat Pope had an idea, too. He wanted to move the 1 1/16...

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UNCONTESTED FAVORED AGAINST 12 IN MONDAY’S SOUTHWEST

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017) – Uncontested can become the second horse to sweep Oaklawn’s first two major Kentucky Derby preps in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Monday.

Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m.

Uncontested, who races for Harry Rosenblum and Robert...

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ASMUSSEN BRINGS EXPERIENCE PAIR IN MONDAY'S STAKES

By Jennie Rees

No horse in the field of 13 for Monday’s $300,000 Southwest Stakes has faced more quality horses than L and N Racing’s Lookin At Lee, who in his last start was fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Nov. 5 at Santa Anita.

That performance followed seconds in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois behind eventual Juvenile runner-up Not This Time and in Keeneland’s Grade 1...

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TERRA PROMESSA REMAINS PERFECT AT OAKLAWN

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017) – Stonestreet Stables, LLC’s Terra Promessa improved her Oaklawn record to a perfect six for six with a dominating victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3). A crowd of 21,000 was on hand to watch the 4-year-old Curlin filly win the 1 1/16-mile race by 4 ¾ lengths over Power of Snunner in a final time of 1:43 over a fast track...

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UNCONTESTED LOOKING FOR SECOND STRAIGHT IN SOUTHWEST

By Jennie Rees

When it comes to Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, the competition hopes front-running Uncontested isn’t uncontested.

The 3-year-old colt, owned by Little Rock’s Harry Rosenblum and New York’s Robert LaPenta, has won two of his three starts, getting a fairly unchallenged lead in both, including prevailing in Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Stakes by 5 1/4...

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Troubleshooting for Oaklawn Anywhere's Mobile Site

As a result of a recent upgrade, some users have reported difficulties accessing the Oaklawn Anywhere’s mobile site. The two issues that have been reported are shown below with trouble shooting tips on how to resolve the issue.
 
Login page does not allow entry of user name and password
 
IPhone Trouble Shooting

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Keep Up With Your Own Stable

Stable Alert is a FREE notification service that sends you an email when a horse, trainer or jockey you’ve selected to monitor is entered for a race, ran in a race, or trains for a future race or when there is a carryover in the amount that you specify you want a notification for.  You can also just log into your account and view your stable to see today’s activity or activity up to 7 days in...

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