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Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:05 pm
by PJMIII
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/

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:56 pm
by barbaro111
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/

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 am
by Starine
I think it's fantastic. I can be skeptical when it comes to statues but I think it looks just like him.

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:59 am
by sweettalk
did they. release. a bunch of balloons.

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

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:52 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 pm
by stark
Welcome back to the mic goofontheroof Vic Stauffer, always entertaining!

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 pm
by Curtis
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?

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:43 pm
by Starine
stark wrote:Welcome back to the mic goofontheroof Vic Stauffer, always entertaining!
Hear, hear!

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:50 pm
by sweettalk
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?

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:52 pm
by Sparrow Castle
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 ... ce-program

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:19 am
by PJMIII
Songbird Half Sister to Debut at Oaklawn Park

Song of Mine, a Ghostzapper filly, is scheduled to start Feb. 1.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... klawn-park

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:33 pm
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
A tired sixth, beaten a bunch.

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:00 pm
by OaklawnCapper
Exclamation Point impresses in debut for Cox

Half Brother to Classic Empire

http://www.drf.com/news/exclamation-poi ... -debut-cox

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:02 pm
by OaklawnCapper
Sharp Asmussen 3-year-old pair could be stakes bound


http://www.drf.com/news/sharp-asmussen- ... akes-bound

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 pm
by OaklawnCapper
Oaklawn Increases Overnight Purses

http://www.oaklawn.com/news/2018/feb/14 ... traight-y/

Allowance and Maiden Special Weight races get a $3,000 bump. Allowance purses are now worth $79,000-$83,000. Maiden Special Weight purse is now $78,000.

All claiming races with a $30,000 tag and up get a $2,000 purse bump.

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:21 pm
by PJMIII
Oaklawn Reports Record Rebel Day Handle

Total handle was $10,771,984.46, with $2,089,754.20 wagered on track.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... day-handle

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Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:47 pm
by PJMIII
Grade 1 Winner Accelerate Pointed to Oaklawn Handicap

Son of Lookin At Lucky to start next in the April 14 contest.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-handicap

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Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:19 am
by PJMIII
Oaklawn Park to Extend 2019 Meet Three Weeks

Oaklawn Park 2019 meet will run through first Saturday in May.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hree-weeks

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:12 am
by PJMIII
City of Light Edges Accelerate in Oaklawn Handicap

Grade 1 winners from the West Coast dueled to the wire at Oaklawn Park.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-handicap

Re: Oaklawn Park News & Notes - 2018

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:09 am
by PJMIII
Oaklawn Park Sees Double-Digit Handle Increase in 2018

Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes days contributed to 11% increase in total handle.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... se-in-2018