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Wilbo Scores Again In $125,000 King Cotton

Wilbo Scores Again In $125,000 King Cotton

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Chris Wilkins’ Wilbo scored his second stakes victory, and his second consecutive win, in Saturday’s $125,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Off well from post 3 under David Cabrera, Wilbo stalked the early pace set by St. Joe Bay through initial fractions of :21.78 and :44.83. Bidding four-wide at… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2017

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2017

Steve Asmussen It all starts with this guy when you talk about Oaklawn Park.  Last year he won the trainers title yet again as he got revenge on Chris Hartman who upset him for the award in 2015.   Asmussen had an incredible meet winning 46 races in 218 starts.  Lets face it…he… Read More

Alsvid All Heart in Grade 3, $100,000 Aristides, Beats Limousine Liberal by Head

Alsvid All Heart in Grade 3, $100,000 Aristides, Beats Limousine Liberal by Head

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 4, 2016) – Black Hawk Stable’s 7-year-old millionaire Alsvid grabbed a narrow lead at the head of the stretch and gamely held on to beat 4-5 favorite Limousine Liberal by a head to win Saturday’s $100,000 Aristides (Grade III) at Churchill Downs for a second year in a row. Pacesetter Union Jackson was another… Read More

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Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Dazzling Gem Breezes For Possible Preakness

Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Dazzling Gem Breezes For Possible Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 15, 2016) – Steve Landers Racing’s Dazzling Gem had his third Churchill Downs work since finishing fourth in the Arkansas Derby (Grade I), breezing a half-mile in :49.60 Sunday morning. With exercise rider Fernando Espinoza aboard, Dazzling Gem was one of the first horses on the fast track after it opened for… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2016

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2016

Chris Hartman In what has to be considered a major upset last year Chris Hartman knocked off three time defending training champion Steve Asmussen to win the his first Oaklawn training title.  Hartman went on to a huge 2015 after winning 34 races at Oaklawn in 129 starts.  He will… Read More

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4th Annual Racing Dudes Oaklawn Awards

4th Annual Racing Dudes Oaklawn Awards

Horse of the Meet: American Pharoah  – He came to Hot Springs and absolutely put on a show!  Every Oaklawn fan (except for the connections that had to face him) should be happy that he came to here and showed his brilliance.  His Arkansas Derby win was the most impressive I’ve seen… Read More

Oaklawn Report #11

Oaklawn Report #11

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: Weast Hill (AR) – This week we focus entirely on the Arkansas breds!  We’ll start off with Weast Hill who was easily the most impressive horse of the weekend as he dominated the Rainbow Stakes on Sunday in wire to wire fashion.  He’s… Read More

Oaklawn Report #10

Oaklawn Report #10

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: Subtle Indian (KY) – The feature race of the weekend was the Gazebo Stakes, and it was Subtle Indian who got the perfect trip and was able to win by a half length going wire to wire.  The win makes the gelding a perfect three… Read More

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