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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. 

Longshot wins Spring Fever

Longshot wins Spring Fever

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013) – Seeking Ms Shelley closed out her solid career with a determined victory in Sunday’s $60,000 Spring Fever Stakes. The 7-year-old Cactus Ridge mare, owned and bred by country music star Toby Keith’s Dream Walkin’ Farms, has won 10 of her 19 career starts and has earned $258,352.

Leading rider Robby Albarado put the winner into contention early from post 12 and had moved into second place behind pacesetter Lulu Wong after a quarter mile in 22. The pair dueled the length of the stretch before Seeking Ms Shelley shook free for a half-length victory in 1:04 3/5 for 5 ½ furlongs over a fast track. Lady Diva Ga Ga, the favorite, had to steady slightly on the turn and although she rallied late, had to settle for third. Her jockey, Jon Court, lodged an objection against the winner, but the stewards did not change the order of finish.

Adam Brown Shamrock Run set for March 9

Adam Brown Shamrock Run set for March 9

The Adam Brown Shamrock Run is held in the hometown of US Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Brown, who lost his life March 17, 2010 serving our country during combat operations in Afghanistan.

All skill levels, from walkers to runners are welcome to join us!  Many wonderful organizations, such as: While We're Waiting ministry, to help parents grieving the loss of a child, and Teen Challenge, a faith-based organization that helps men with life-controlling problems, just to name some directly benefit in Adam's honor!

All ages are welcome to join us for live music, food, prizes, fellowship, and the race, which is professionally timed. The cost is $25 per Adult/ $10 per child 12 and under.  A t-shirt and Smokin' in Style BBQ lunch included! Go to: www.theadambrownshamrockrun.com to get registered.

Please contact Rachel Mundy, at 501-538-3546 (call or text), or via e-mail at rachelhsrealtor@gmail.com for sponsorship or other information.