Essex Handicap


What the Nation is saying about the Essex Handicap...

Coming off a stylish win in a race where he could have been bought for a $100,000 claiming price Jan. 31, B J D Thoroughbred’s Right To Vote earned his second straight victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Essex Handicap before an on-track crowd of 22,965. Read More
betting on Stealcase and Win Willy
John Oxley’s Stealcase has taken a liking to Hot Springs and his connections are hoping that will pay off when he starts as the 7-2 morning line favorite and 118 pound highweight in Saturday’s $100,000 Essex Handicap. The 1 1/16-mile race will be the third start of the meet for the Lawyer Ron horse,...Read More
Quietly, one of the best performances on an excellent Saturday of racing took place in Oaklawn Park’s Essex Handicap. On paper the race looked like it would be Pin Oak Stable’s Alternation to lose. Although 2011 became largely a season of unfulfilled potential for the attractive son of Distorted Hum...Read More
  • Winplacsho · It's nice to see Alternation back, it seemed like he fell off the map after that subpar effort in the Jim Dandy. I agree that this horse is similar to Blame in a couple of ways: running style, under the radar by being midwest based & no triple crown starts as a 3 year old. · 802 days ago ·
Calvin “Bo Bo” Borel just couldn’t resist the lure of budding three year-olds at Oaklawn Park, where he picked up the mount on Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver in 2010. His agent Jerry Hissam recently announced that the 45 year-old Cajun jockey with the famous ear to ear grin will be moving his tac...Read More
  • zatt · Borel at Oaklawn is a good thing ... Alternation is the class, and should have a good year, but today, and especially if the track is sloppy, may be a vulnerable favorite. · 804 days ago ·
The last time Oaklawn fans saw Alternation he was closing late to get fifth in the 2011 Arkansas Derby, a race that he seemed destined to win early in the season after two impressive allowance race victories. Pin Oak Stud’s regally bred son of Distorted Humor, now four, returns to Oaklawn ready to r...Read More
Kate's Main Man, third behind Win Willy in a stakes at Oaklawn Park last month, turned the tables on his rival with a front-running win in the $100,000 Essex Handicap under clear skies at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13.The Essex originally was scheduled for Feb. 5 but was delayed due to freezing weather that ...Read More
Oaklawn Park, which has lost six full race cards because of weather since the beginning of the meet, will increase the number of daily races from nine to 10 beginning with its Feb. 10 program. Post times will remain 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and 1 p.m. Saturdays. “It is not unusual f...Read More
Efforts by Oaklawn Park to resume live racing were dealt a setback by more snow in Arkansas on the morning of Feb. 4 and the tack has canceled racing for Feb. 5-6. The $100,000 Essex Handicap, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 will now be run either Saturday, Feb. 12 or Sunday, Feb. 13. Oakl...Read More
Win Willy overcame a handful of obstacles to win the $75,000 Fifth Season by a neck last month at Oaklawn Park. Saturday, some of those same variables will be working against the highweight when he leads a field of six for the $100,000 Essex Handicap.Oaklawn was unable to open for training on Wednes...Read More
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, BY ROBERT YATES Prom Shoes and jockey Chris Emigh rallied to a 1 /4-length victory over Golden Yank in the $100000 Essex Handicap for older horses Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park. ... Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details02/15/14OP71 1/16 mD04+ MEssex HandicapRight To VoteStreet SpiceVoodoo Storm1:44.84
View Details02/15/14OP106 fD03+ FMclTrick My RideMakin Mo LovePortobello Lane1:13.44
View Details02/02/13OP81 1/16 mD04+ MEssex HandicapDonoharmSan PabloWin Willy1:44.71
View Details02/04/12OP81 1/16 mD04+ MEssex HandicapAlternationColor Me BlueTwice The Appeal1:44.95
View Details02/13/11OP91 1/16 mD04+ MEssex HandicapKate's Main ManWin WillyStachys1:45.12
View Details02/06/10OP91 1/16 mD04+ MEssex HandicapRacing BranWin WillyProm Shoes1:46.13
View Details02/10/07OP91 1/16 mD04+ MEssex Handicap-G3JonesboroRed RaymondMore Than Regal1:44.20
View Details02/12/05OP91 1/16 mD04+ MEssex Handicap-G3Absent FriendMauk FourSeparato1:43.66