Road to the Kentucky Derby: 2021 Rebel Stakes The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues on Saturday with the $1 million Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The Grade II race headlines a 12-race card that includes five stakes. The 1 1/16 mile Rebel drew eight runners with Caddo River (9-5) and Concert Tour (2-1) the […]
Posted on: March 12, 2021 |
Road to the Kentucky Derby: Leading contender Essential Quality heads Southwest Stakes The rescheduled Southwest Stakes is set for Saturday, Feb. 27, at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. Better known as Oaklawn Park, the Hot Springs, Arkansas, track hosts the $750,000 race and awards 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner. The favorite is Jackie’s […]
Posted on: February 23, 2021 |
A strong graded stakes schedule completes the final weekend of racing in January. Watch 2 Kentucky Derby prep races along with other notable graded stakes.
Posted on: January 28, 2021 |
The 57-day meet opens at Oaklawn Park on Jan. 22 and runs through May 1. A total of 33 stakes races with purses from $150,000 to $1 million headline the meet.
Posted on: January 22, 2021 |
Famed trainer Bob Baffert will serve a 15-day suspension, starting Aug. 1, per the Arkansas Racing Commission, after two of Baffert’s horses were disqualified from recent races at Oaklawn Park on May 2.
Posted on: July 25, 2020 |
Traditionally, the Arkansas Derby is one of the biggest stops on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. That’s still the case this time around, even though the horse racing calendar has been flipped on its head in the current environment. The Arkansas Derby is still on tap to be run this Saturday. Initially scheduled for […]
Posted on: April 27, 2020 |
As has become the norm on Saturdays in the current environment, there are just a few tracks that have cards scheduled to run. While the offerings remain scant, the bright side says that there’s a trio of intriguing stakes races to serve as the highlight. Let’s take a look at what’s on tap in that […]
Posted on: April 24, 2020 |
Things are eventually going to get back to normal. What does that mean for horse racing? If we follow the template laid out by tracks that have still been operating in the midst of Covid-19, the new reality may be racing without spectators, at least for a little while. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection […]
Posted on: April 21, 2020 |
As one of the few currently operating racetracks in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, Fonner Park has been attracting tons of interest from horse players. That may have a ripple effect in the form of a second season of racing at the venue. A report on BloodHorse notes that the Hall County Livestock Improvement […]
Posted on: April 20, 2020 |