Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Postby PJMIII » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:05 pm

Oaklawn Kicks off 2018 Live Meet Friday

Oaklawn kicks off its 114th live racing season Friday with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by $30 million in total purses, 31 stakes races and the return of the popular promotions, including the Show Bet Bonus.

http://www.oaklawn.com/news/2018/jan/09 ... et-friday/
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Postby barbaro111 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:56 pm

PJMIII wrote:Oaklawn Kicks off 2018 Live Meet Friday

Oaklawn kicks off its 114th live racing season Friday with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by $30 million in total purses, 31 stakes races and the return of the popular promotions, including the Show Bet Bonus.

http://www.oaklawn.com/news/2018/jan/09 ... et-friday/



They are going to unveil a life_sized statue of American Pharoah tomorrow at Oaklawn/
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Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Postby Starine » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 am

I think it's fantastic. I can be skeptical when it comes to statues but I think it looks just like him.
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Postby sweettalk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:59 am

did they. release. a bunch of balloons.

because it looks like they did and i hate that so much.
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Postby PJMIII » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:52 pm

Gary Stevens Ready for Oaklawn Challenge in 2018

Hall of Fame rider has 15 mounts through the first three days of the Oaklawn meet.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ge-in-2018
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Postby stark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Welcome back to the mic goofontheroof Vic Stauffer, always entertaining!
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Postby Curtis » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 pm

sweettalk wrote:did they. release. a bunch of balloons.

because it looks like they did and i hate that so much.

You'd rather balloons be kept captive?
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Postby Starine » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:43 pm

stark wrote:Welcome back to the mic goofontheroof Vic Stauffer, always entertaining!


Hear, hear!
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Postby sweettalk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:50 pm

Curtis wrote:
sweettalk wrote:did they. release. a bunch of balloons.

because it looks like they did and i hate that so much.

You'd rather balloons be kept captive?

i'm pro-captive balloons. invasive species, yknow?
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Oaklawn Continues Lasix-Free Race Program
Known for doing things his way, a buttoned-up Charles Cella once had some of his philosophical ideas about racing printed on cocktail napkins for his VIP room at Oaklawn Park, the Hot Springs, Ark., venue he owned from 1968 until his death Dec. 6 from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Stacked over six abbreviated lines, the red-etched lettering on the white napkins read: "No Medication, No Rain, No Gimmicks, Only CLASSIX, And, Instant Racing."

Naturally, "No Medication" received top billing.

Cella was more acclaimed as a racetrack executive, but he was a successful Thoroughbred owner, campaigning, among others, 1995 male turf champion Northern Spur and 2013 Oaklawn Handicap winner Cyber Secret.

Cella was always a hay, oats, and water guy, too. A point reinforced in September of 2014 when he announced Oaklawn would become the country's first track to offer a purse incentive for horses that ran and won without Lasix during the 2015 meeting.

The "Lasix-free Bonus Program" offered a 10% hike to the winner's share of the purse for horses that won without the anti-bleeder medication, which wasn't legalized at Oaklawn until the late 1980s.

More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/225604/oaklawn-continues-lasix-free-race-program
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