Robert Cline Likes Where He’s At

“It’s really all I’ve known,” said trainer Robert Cline when asked how about his origins in horse racing. His father Leon was a trainer for years, primarily in Arkansas, and when he passed away Robert’s mother Donna trained as well. “We cut our teeth for years [at Oaklawn],” he said. In those early years it […]

Road to Kentucky Contest to Feature Oaklawn

Going into Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, trainer Todd Pletcher had won the Kentucky Derby prep race four of the past eight runnings. Yet it seemed like he had been forgotten when his two entrants, who granted did not look great on paper, were sent to post at odds of 15 and 72 to 1. […]

Oaklawn Opens Friday; Harr Anxious To Ride

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas begins its 57-day race meet on Friday at 12:30 p.m. with a nine-race card featuring the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, a Kentucky Derby stepping stone. Track officials expect full fields and competitive racing, a belief confirmed by the first two days of entries. New this year on the wagering […]

Shakopee Juvenile winner Sassy Seneca returns Saturday in Oaklawn stake

Sassy Seneca won the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile on closing day of the 2019 Canterbury Park meet, her second win in as many starts.  The 3-year-old filly owned by Novogratz Racing Stables Inc. has been training well for Mac Robertson, working a bullet six furlongs at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 9. Robertson entered Sassy Seneca along […]

Oaklawn Park Opens Friday; Canterbury Regulars Galore

Racing at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas begins this Friday afternoon. The winter/spring meet with huge purses and many of the best trainers from across the country should again provide not only exciting action but large betting pools. Oaklawn has extended its meet from the traditional mid-April end date up to May 4, Kentucky […]

Kelsi Harr Makes A Dream Come True

By Rebecca Roush Growing up around horses, Kelsi Harr had always “dreamed of becoming a jockey,” but she always saw that idea as being “a little far-fetched,” she said. After her father purchased a horse for her when she was just 5-years-old, Harr took every chance she could to work with and ride horses. She […]

Jockey Profile: Jareth Loveberry

Jockey Jareth Loveberry arrived on the Canterbury scene for the first time in 2017 and on the second day of that season won with a horse that paid $112.20. When the meet ended he had won the riding title, winning 77 times and compiling purse earnings of $1.59 million. “Glad to be back,” he said […]

Mr. Jagermeister Ready for The Bachelor

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Minnesota bred Mr. Jagermeister faces six other 3-year-olds in the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes today at Oaklawn Park. This kicks off the three-day Racing Festival of the South at the Hot Springs, Ark, racetrack. Mr. Jagermeister arrived at Oaklawn earlier this week from his Phoenix base with trainer Valorie Lund and has settled into the shedrow […]

Terry Thompson Always A Top Jockey

Terry Thompson began riding and winning races in the ’90s. He is a graded stakes winning jockey that has won titles at Oaklawn and Prairie Meadows. When the Iowa meet concluded he shifted his tack to Canterbury and made an already deep colony that much deeper. In this interview Terry discusses his past and future. […]

Chairman Heads Juvenile

There are two distinguishable features about this precocious two-year-old – his name and his physical appearance. He is stout, muscular and powerful looking. He is Chairman Crooks; and If that sounds familiar, it should. The horse was named for the late Stanley Crooks who died last August, the chairman of the 420-member Mdewakanton Sioux Community and […]