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Newsletter for July – September 2022

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Oaklawn announced its 2022-2023 live racing days will run from December 9, 2022 to May 6, 2023. They further announced that for the 15th straight year they will offer record purses and a record 45 race stakes schedule. The First Issue of the ...

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Newsletter for April – June 2022

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Another first is in the books!!! Oaklawn wanted live racing in December...it happened! The Jockey Club announced it will be increasing each category of registration application fees by $20 starting with registrations for 2022 foals. Loretta “Retta” Jones Brennan, 64, passed away unexpectedly at ...

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Newsletter for January – March 2022

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Equibase Company announced in December that Louis A Cella, president of Oaklawn Jockey Club, was appointed to serve on the Management Committee of Equibase Company, LLC. The 3rd Edition of the ATBHA Horsemen’s Guide (January 2022) has been mailed to current owners and ...

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Newsletter for October – December 2021

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... The historical 2021-2022 Oaklawn live meet begins December 3, 2021 and will include ten days of two-year old racing. There has been no two year old racing at Oaklawn Park since around 1973. Additionally, the 2021-2022 meet will be the richest meet in ...

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Newsletter for July – September 2021

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Since ATBHA’s last newsletter, Oaklawn made yet another historic move by announcing their upcoming live meet will include December race days in the 66-day season. The 2021-2022 live season will begin Friday, December 3rd, 2021 and run through Sunday, May 8, 2022. ...

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Newsletter for April – June 2021

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... The first of five restricted stakes during Oaklawn’s 2021 live meet was the Downthedustyroad Breeders’ S. THE MARY ROSE outrun early while outside, five wide exiting the bend, closed with good resolve to win. MATAPAN in mid pack early, put a head ...

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Newsletter for January – March 2021

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Unlike the first part of the 2020 Oaklawn Park live meet, where spectators could come and go as they had always done in previous years, the last part was closed to outside spectators altogether. With hats off to Oaklawn and the Cella ...

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Newsletter for October – December 2020

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... As announced in the previous newsletter, purses of four of the 2021 restricted stakes will be $150,000 each with the fifth being $200,000. The first issue of Oaklawn’s 2021 Condition Book is out and covers the first twelve days of the 57 day ...

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Newsletter for July – September 2020

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... The ATBHA Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase the purses of the Rainbow Stakes, Rainbow Miss Stakes, Downthedustyroad Breeders’ Stakes and the Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes from $125,000 to $150,000 in 2021. The Arkansas Breeders’ Championship purse will remain at $200,000.

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Newsletter for April – June 2020

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... With only a little over four months of 2020 behind us, what a year of uncertainties we have had. The Cella family stood up to the uncertainties and put the horses and horsemen first by allowing the horses to complete the 57 ...

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