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Newsletter for January – March 2020

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... The first month of the new year is quickly coming to a close. The casino expansion opened to the public January 23 with live racing the following day. Other improvements and updates are continuously being made. The seven story hotel is easily ...

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Newsletter for October – December 2019

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... For those that haven’t been to Oaklawn since May... YOU ARE CERTAINLY IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING!!! The updates and construction in and around the Oaklawn grounds are massive. The grandstand has new air conditioning, the casino expansion will offer an addi- tional 28,000 square ...

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Newsletter for July – Sept 2019

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... 2020 Restricted Stakes Purses Increase Oaklawn’s 2020 season begins Friday, Jan. 24, and continues through Saturday, May 2. The 57-day season will feature 33 stakes races worth a total of $10,700,000.Of the 33 races 15 received purse increases including four Arkansas-bred stakes. The Downthedustyroad ...

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Newsletter for April-June 2019

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Arlington Offers Tri-State-Bred Racing The 2017 Stakes Program kicked off February 24th debut of Arkansas-bred stakes races. Nine starters going forward in the Downthedustyroad Chris Polzin, Director of Racing and Racing Secretary at Arlington in Arlington Heights, Illinois announced that Arlington will write ...

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Newsletter for Jan – Mar 2019

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... It’s A New Year! Oaklawn’s 2019 live meet started with record attendance and temperatures to accommodate the faithful patrons!! ATBHA’s 2018 foal registrations are complete and the calculations for the incentive awards have begun! What a wonderful start to the new year! The new ...

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Newsletter for Oct – Dec 2018

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... Plane makes emergency landing at Double M Stables! A small plane made an emergency landing in the infield of the racetrack at Double M Stables on October 2nd. A vintage plane arrived at Hot Springs Memorial Field the morning before, pilot spent the ...

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Newsletter for July – Sept 2018

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES 2019 STAKES In addition to Oaklawn Jockey Club announcing a change of dates for the 2019 live race meet, it announced the 2019 stakes schedule will consist of $8.8 million in stakes purses to include two $1 million Kentucky Derby prep ...

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Newsletter for April – June 2018

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... 2018 ARKANSAS-BRED RESTRICTED STAKES Local racing fans watched five $100,000 restricted Arkansas-bred stakes races during Oaklawn’s 2018 live meet; four being 6 furlongs and the fifth at a distance. Starting the series, Ministry, after an eight month layoff, won The Downthedustyroad Breeders’ S. ...

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Newsletter for Jan – Mar 2018

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... ARKANSAS RACING LOST AN ICON The Arkansas thoroughbred horse racing industry lost an icon in the industry on December 6th with the passing of Charles J Cella. The Cella family founded the Oaklawn Jockey Club in 1904. Mr. Cella took over as president ...

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Newsletter for Oct – Dec 2017

Here are some of the highlights from this issue... OAKLAWN 2018 SEASON NEARS Oaklawn’s backside stable gate opened Monday, November 13. The significance of that date is ... The 2018 Oaklawn live meet is 60 days away! Arkansas’ own, Tammy Hornsby, was spotted across from the ATBHA office unloading the first horse on ...

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