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Trainer Don Von Hemel Looks to Keep Lengthy Oaklawn Win Streak Alive
By January 12, 2018 Read More →

Trainer Don Von Hemel Looks to Keep Lengthy Oaklawn Win Streak Alive

One constant the last four decades at Oaklawn has been trainer Don Von Hemel of Hot Springs. Actually, he’s been more like a sure bet. Von Hemel, 83, has at least one victory at every Oaklawn meeting since 1975, a lengthy streak he will try to extend with Cowboy U Know in Saturday’s first race. […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA
Oaklawn to Unveil American Pharoah Statue on January 11
By January 9, 2018 Read More →

Oaklawn to Unveil American Pharoah Statue on January 11

As a lasting tribute to the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, who began his historic campaign at Oaklawn, the track will unveil a life-size bronze statue of American Pharoah Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. Oaklawn opens for its 114th live racing season Jan. 12 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. Zayat […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81
By December 28, 2017 Read More →

Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81

Trainer Jack Van Berg, a member of horse racing’s national Hall of Fame and the conditioner of more than 6,500 winners, passed away December 27 at the age of 81 after battling cancer. A perennial leading trainer at Ak-Sar-Ben in Nebraska along with other tracks around the Midwest and around the country, Van Berg is […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Canterbury Horse of the Meet Amy’s Challenge Pointing Toward Dixie Belle at Oaklawn
By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Canterbury Horse of the Meet Amy’s Challenge Pointing Toward Dixie Belle at Oaklawn

Unbeaten Amy’s Challenge is pointing for the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 20 at Oaklawn, trainer Mac Robertson said Tuesday morning. Amy’s Challenge was named Canterbury Park’s “Horse of the Meet” after winning her Aug. 6 career debut by 16 ½ lengths and the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes Sept. 16 by three-quarters […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, MINNESOTA
Services for Oaklawn President Charles J. Cella Planned for Saturday
By December 8, 2017 Read More →

Services for Oaklawn President Charles J. Cella Planned for Saturday

Services for longtime Oaklawn Jockey Club President Charles J. Cella, who died Wednesday morning at his home in St. Louis after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Annunziata Catholic Church in St. Louis. The church is located at 9305 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO  63124. Cella had been at […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More
By November 10, 2017 Read More →

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online Featuring Man o’ War, the Perils of Riding Racehorses and More

The Fall 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the legendary Man o’ War on the 100th anniversary of his birth, a look at the perils of riding racehorses with some amazing photos plus much more. The […]

Oaklawn Names Hal Wiggins Integrity Officer for 2018 Season

Oaklawn Names Hal Wiggins Integrity Officer for 2018 Season

Oaklawn Jockey Club has named Hal Wiggins, one of the most respected horsemen and racing officials in the Midwest, to the newly created position of Racing Integrity Officer. In this new position, Wiggins will serve as a liaison between Oaklawn Management, the Board of Stewards and key Arkansas Racing Commission staff, working to ensure Oaklawn’s […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 New Owner of the Year award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017. The award will be […]

Stall Applications Now Available for 2018 Oaklawn Meet

Stall Applications Now Available for 2018 Oaklawn Meet

Stall applications for Oaklawn’s 2018 season are now available at www.oaklawn.com or by calling (501) 701-5570. Oaklawn has made several changes in advance of the live season that horsemen will find on the stall application form. Most significant are changes in the eligibility rules. Starting in 2018, horses must have started for more than $5,000 […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

In Colonial days, Caroline County, Virginia was famed as the “cradle of American racing.” On March 30, 1970, it became the cradle of “America’s Super Horse,” the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat who was born at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable. Now known as The Meadow Event Park and the home of the State Fair of […]