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Quiatchon wins Natural State golf classic

Quiatchon wins Natural State golf classic

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (UAM) - Freshman Pamela Quiatchon tallied scores of 82 and 79 to finish first with a two-stroke lead at the Natural State Golf Classic played at the Red Apple Country Club this past Monday and Tuesday in UAM's final tournament of the regular season.

The UAM men's and women's golf teams will compete in the Great American Conference Championships this upcoming Sunday-Tuesday, April 14-16 at the Hot Springs (Ark.) Country Club.

Quiatchon jumped four spots from the first round to the second round to capture her second individual win of the 2012-13 season. She also was the top individual finisher at the Bison Fall Golf Classic this past October.

She led the field of 36 participants with a two-round total of 20 pars.

Oaklawn Barn Notes

Oaklawn Barn Notes

Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Fort Larned Readies For Saturday’s Oaklawn Handicap

 

After arriving on the charter flight from Florida on Monday, Fort Larned was out on the Oaklawn strip on Tuesday morning under regular exercise rider Kate Merritt and the defending Breeders’ Cup Classic champion acclimated well as he prepares for the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday.

 

“He went out to stretch his legs and everything is good. He took to the track real good and he got over it fine,” said trainer Ian Wilkes. “He’s doing very well and I’m very pleased with him.”

 

In his first start back from his Breeders’ Cup triumph, Fort Larned stumbled at the start of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and unseated regular rider Brian Hernandez, Jr., who was unhurt. Fort Larned and his jockey have won three graded stakes together and they will be reunited on Saturday.

 

Oaklawn Barn Notes

Oaklawn Barn Notes

 

Dream Farm LLC’s Apprehender will put his two-race wins streak on the line when he faces just four rivals in Saturday’s $75,000 Hot Springs Stakes. The 6-furlong race will be his first start since winning the $60,000 King Cotton Stakes Jan. 26.

 

Apprehender, a Posse gelding, was one of the most impressive 3-year-old maiden winners at Oaklawn last year and tried to carry his speed a distance in the Southwest Stakes (G3), but quickly found his best distance is six furlongs. Other than the Southwest and one start on the synthetic track at Arlington Park, he has never been worth than third in his nine other career starts. The King Cotton was his first stakes victory.

 

Sun Belt to honor Hot Springs dignitaries and residents

Sun Belt to honor Hot Springs dignitaries and residents

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (SUN BELT) - In appreciation of five consecutive Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships having taken place in the city of Hot Springs, the Sun Belt will host "Hot Springs Appreciation Night" during the men's tournament semifinals on Sunday, March 10.

Residents of the city of Hot Springs will receive $5 tickets for the men's semifinal session by showing proof of residency. The Sun Belt Conference will also be offering $1 youth tickets throughout the entirety of the tournament.

Hot Springs Mayor Ruth Carney will be present and honored prior to the 6 p.m. game, while staff members of Summit Arena and the Hot Springs Convention Center along with Hot Springs community leaders will be honored during halftime of that game.

Mitchell to be honored in Hall of Fame

Mitchell to be honored in Hall of Fame

WHO: Bobby Mitchell, former NFL wide receiver and halfback and Hot Springs, Ark., football legend, will be honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate."

WHAT: Mitchell will be recognized by representatives of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), Allstate Insurance Company and the Hot Springs, Ark., community during a special ceremony at Hot Springs High School. The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Oaklawn Barn Notes

Oaklawn Barn Notes

All Or Nothing Derby Shot Likely for Heaven’s Runway

An unexpected entry, a rolling thunderstorm and a wet track combined to give Heaven’s Runway a surprising third-place finish behind Super Ninety Nine in Monday’s Southwest Stakes (G3), but those unique circumstances are tempering any Derby Fever among his connections. The 3-year-old colt will likely make an all-or-nothing play to get into the Kentucky Derby (G1) by racing next in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn April 13.

Hot Springs Boat, Tackle and RV Show

Hot Springs Boat, Tackle and RV Show

Marine Expo, Arkansas' Premier Boat Show, will offer special low "boat show pricing" on hundreds of Boats...bass boats, ski boats, deck boats, duck boats, wake board boats, party barges, personal watercraft and much more... Marine Expo also gives you the opportunity to shop and compare dozens of dealers and hundreds of boats at one time, in one place!  Plus huge discounts on Fishing Tackle as well as many other boating related displays.