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Recent Stories by Pete Perkins

2,500 at Oaklawn cheer on American Pharoah's victory

posted: 05/03/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Oaklawn Park could have been mistaken for ancient Egypt on Saturday.

Moquett, Far Right on course

posted: 04/11/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Far Right rested Friday morning in his stall at the far east end of the Count Fleet barn.

RACING FESTIVAL OF THE SOUTH: Asmussen enjoys his victories, big and small

posted: 04/10/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- There were more lucrative and prestigious races to come, but for the moment Steve Asmussen was excited about a field of $30,000 maiden claimers going a mile.

Brush with Brandi fueling Sis' success

posted: 04/04/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Unheralded Sarah Sis and 2-year-old Eclipse Award winner Take Charge Brandi were noses apart during the stretch run of the Martha Washington Stakes more than two months ago.

The Honeybee Stakes: Sarah Sis aces exam vs. graded

posted: 03/08/2015 4:28 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Sara Sis looked as if she belonged all along, but proved it beyond a doubt at Oaklawn Park on Saturday.

Hot Springs Stakes: Gentleman's Bet not a hunch play

posted: 03/08/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- A successful 2015 Oaklawn Park season got even better for owner Harry Rosenblum and trainer Ron Moquett.

Sarah Sis fills role as the filly to beat

posted: 03/07/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Plans can change at the lift of a hoof in horse racing, and today's Grade III Honeybee Stakes for 3-year-old fillies is a good example.

Cancellation puts Southwest in flux

posted: 02/17/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs cancelled live racing Monday because of snow and ice that fell across most of Arkansas after midnight Sunday, forcing track officials to scrap one of Oaklawn's biggest business days and reschedule one of its important races, the $300,000 Grade III Southwest Stakes.

Southwest Stakes : Storm puts race on slippery slope

posted: 02/16/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- The threat of severe wintertime weather has created skid marks of uncertainty leading into today's holiday racing program at Oaklawn Park.

Jonesboro follows Pointer, tops NLR

updated: 02/13/2015 11:03 p.m. Discuss

Marquise Pointer made all the difference for Jonesboro on Friday night.


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