Oaklawn Park trends update for March 9

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March 9th, 2021

All eyes will be on Oaklawn Park this Saturday, for the $1 million Rebel (G2).

Whether you are playing Oaklawn for the day or all week long, staying in touch with the latest trends in Hot Springs, Arkansas will prepare you to make the most you can at the betting windows!


Ricardo Santana is leading the charge at Oaklawn, with 23 wins. He has the second-most starts (117), though that's still good for a 19.7% win rate, with 50% of his horses in the money.

Other frequent Oaklawn riders to watch include Florent Geroux (17 wins in 65 starts, for a 26.2% win rate) and Francisco Arrieta (19 wins from 86 starts, 22.1%). Ramon Vazquez is also having a strong meet. After 88 starts, he has 16 wins and another 33 finishes in the top three, good for a 56% in-the-money rate.

Whether you know him from Emerald Downs or not, keep an eye on Rocco Bowen. Though he only has four wins at the meet, three have come in eight rides over the last week, and all three winners were double-digit prices.


Much like last year in Hot Springs, Steve Asmussen and Robertino Diodoro are having a ding-dong duel at the top of the trainer standings.

Asmussen has 21 wins from 92 starts (22.8% win rate), and Diodoro has 20 wins from 68 starts (29.4%).

Brad Cox split his string between Oaklawn and Fair Grounds, but his Oaklawn horses are shining, with 14 wins in 49 starts (28.6%) and 30 (61.2%) on the board.


A lot can change between now and the end of the week, but make sure to watch the weather in Hot Springs. There is a chance of rain every dayl from Thursday through the weekend.

If it rains, make sure to give a longer look to horses with excellent off-track records or strong mud pedigrees.

For further information about recent trends at Oaklawn Park, make sure to read the latest "Oaklawn Park at a glance" on Brisnet!