HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012) – Stall applications are now available for Oaklawn’s 2013 live meet, which will be the richest in the track’s 109-year history with purses totaling close to $20 million during the 56-day season. Oaklawn, which runs Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, April 13, announced a record $5.7 million stakes schedule several weeks ago.
Racing Secretary Pat Pope is busy putting together the most lucrative condition book in the track’s history, featuring maiden allowance races at $53,000; open allowance races as high as $56,000 and increases in key categories as high as 50% when compared to the first condition book of the 2012 season.
“We were thrilled last year when we were able to offer $40,000 for maiden allowance races,” Pope said. “For that number to climb to $53,000 this year is just phenomenal.”