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Like It is: Quietly, Jackson transformed Oaklawn

posted: 04/23/2017 2:38 a.m. Discuss

This is not Eric Jackson's obituary.

Oaklawn trainer Whiting dies at 77

posted: 04/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Longtime Oaklawn Park trainer Lynn Whiting, who trained Lil E. Tee to victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, was found dead at his home in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. He was 77.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: N.C. bounces back as NCAA Tournament site

posted: 04/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Just two weeks after North Carolina voted to repeal parts of a law that limited protections of certain people, the NCAA lifted its boycott of the state and awarded it three NCAA Tournament first-round sites over the next four years.

Like it is: Jockeys need the horse to ride into greatness

posted: 04/19/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

One of the most discussed questions in horse racing is how much difference does a jockey make?

Like It is: WALLY HALL: Classic Empire can add to Oaklawn's repute

posted: 04/18/2017 2:14 a.m. Discuss

When Smarty Jones won the 2004 Arkansas Derby, everything at Oaklawn Park was about to change.

Road to the Kentucky Derby: Top 20 lined up, not locked

posted: 04/17/2017 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The top six finishers in Saturday's Arkansas Derby stand either firmly inside or just outside the Kentucky Derby qualification boundary, but the chances of all six starting in the May 6 Derby is a long shot.

81ST ARKANSAS DERBY: Classic finish

posted: 04/16/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Three-year-old horses tend to behave like first-year college students.

Like It is: Classic Empire gets groove back at Oaklawn

posted: 04/16/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Classic Empire punched his ticket for the Kentucky Derby and shut up his critics, at least for now.

OAKLAWN HANDICAP: Inside Straight job scores upset

posted: 04/16/2017 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Inside Straight pulled a big upset Saturday, wearing down heavily favored Midnight Storm and winning the 71st running of the Oaklawn Handicap at the Racing Festival of the South.

COUNT FLEET SPRINT HANDICAP: Whitmore (1:08.35), no doubt about it

posted: 04/16/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Whitmore was an easy winner Saturday afternoon over a field that was otherwise separated by only 5 lengths.

NORTHERN SPUR STAKES: Sadler puts down roots in winner's circle

posted: 04/16/2017 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Trainer John Sadler's shippers have formed a parade line to the Racing Festival of the South's winner's circle.


posted: 04/16/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

DAY 57 of 57

Senior Investment wins three-horse photo finish

posted: 04/16/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Senior Investment wins

RACING FESTIVAL OF THE SOUTH: Who's afraid of favorites? Nobody

posted: 04/15/2017 2:32 a.m. Discuss

To the extent Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg's opinion matters, there may be a bit more hope for the trainers with entrants in today's $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park than some think.

OAKLAWN HANDICAP: Favorite looks to rebound from 'heartbreaker'

posted: 04/15/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Midnight Storm has won more than $1.2 million running on turf, but his past three efforts -- two wins and a place -- have been going long on the dirt.






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