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2012 Smarty Jones (LS)

1/16/2012, Oaklawn Park
Post Time:
4:45 PM CT
1 mile (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Smarty Jones (LS)...

HRN staffers give their picks to help you with your Kentucky Oaks Future WagersRead More
Breaking news from Hot Springs, Arkansas … In honor of my first visit to Oaklawn Park in several years, (don’t ask me why I’ve taken this long to get back, because this place is one of my favorite places) the management has succeeded in attracting an overflow field of Kentucky Derby hopefuls for Mon...Read More
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  • ARBY · Oaklawm is beautiful when the Dogwoods and Azaleas are in bloom in early April. · 792 days ago ·
  • skipaway2000 · Don't forget - if you are in Hot Springs Monday for the Southwests, join the HRN meetup at noon at Oaklawn! meetups@horseracingnation.com for more info :) · 792 days ago ·
Oaklawn Park opened its gates to a festive crowd of more than 18,000 fans last Friday at the National Park location in Hot Springs, Arkansas. And the first race was quite a statement race for apprentice rider Alex Canchari, who registered his first career victory aboard Run Mama Beare Run. By the en...Read More
  • BrianZipse · Eric, it looks like you like Now I Know better than On Fire Baby, interesting. Do you expect them to meet sometime soon? · 820 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · I would not be surprised if they did since Now I Know is being pointed toward the major races for fillies at Oaklawn. I don't think they could avoid each other unless one of them shipped to a different track. As much as I admire On Fire Baby, I think Now I Know would come out on top. · 801 days ago ·
Eric Kords, the man behind 12th Crown, previews the Road to the Roses via Arkansas and all things Oaklawn Park...Read More
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  • travel_vic · From an ESPN article: "At Oaklawn Park, there will never be a Cougar Day, a Mike vs. Chantal match race, or an advertising campaign featuring exotic dancers; there will never be night racing, or camel racing or ostrich racing. At Oaklawn Park, horses and racing matter. " · 825 days ago ·
  • 12thCrown · Not sure how many of you frequent Oaklawn, so while there won't be a "Cougar Day" per se, there are plenty of eligible ladies and dudes hanging around the second level sports bar. Seriously though, it's an extremely social place where people do care about the horses. · 821 days ago ·
The ungraded, $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan 16 kicked off the Oaklawn Park prep series for Kentucky Derby 2012 contenders and Junebugred sat the right trip under Joe Bravo.  Smarty Jones Stakes (1-16-12): 89 BSF (Junebugred)  Junebugred, a lightly raced 3yo son of Corinthian, saved g...Read More
The chestnut son of Corinthian took Oaklawn Park's first step on the Derby Trail in only his third lifetime start.Read More
The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 gets underway at Oaklawn Park on Monday with the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes and On Fire Baby takes on eleven boys from post 10 in the one mile test for 3-year-olds.#10 On Fire Baby captured all three of her conventional dirt starts last year and she used a different...Read More
3-year-old filly On Fire Baby, impressive winner of Grade 2 Pocahontas (replay | chart) and Grade 2 Golden Rod (replay | chart) will kick off the new year against colts in Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park today.In a video interview her trainer, Gary Hartlage, said that he’s really “not worried” a...Read More
Oaklawn Park’s road to the Triple Crown, which culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) this spring, begins Jan. 16 with the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The horse to watch is the speedy filly On Fire Baby, who closed out her juvenile campaign with back-to-back graded stakes wins at Ch...Read More

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