Oxbow became the sixth horses in the last 10 years to win the Preakness Stakes that ran at Oaklawn. That almost makes the Arkansas Derby the major prep race for the Preakness. Horses that wintered and raced at Oaklawn have also won the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes making Oaklawn a major player in [...]
Rob Kirby started his Division I basketball coaching career at UALR under Mike Newell will be the new top assistant at the University of Memphis. Kirby, one of the nation’s top recruiters along with Glynn Cyprien at Texas A&M (formerly of the the Arkansas Razorbacks), has made stops at Mississippi State, Georgetown and LSU.
My brother-in-law, Frank “Fish’ Fisher passed away this morning after a hard-fought battle with his failing heart. The truth be known, he hung in there until after my sister could enjoy Mother’s Day. My sis, Sue, and he went to visit my mom and had a great two hour tour of some of their old [...]
This is a tough time of the year for those of us who suffer sinus problems because of the Pine and Oak trees blooming. A couple of years ago I got so fed up I finally took my daughter’s advice and went to see Graves Hearnsberger, and ear-nose-throat doctor. After examining me he prescribed a [...]
This is strange timing for players to announce they are leaving, even more odd that Brandon Mitchell is one of those. The following statement is from University of Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema: “After concluding post-spring meetings with every member of our team, Austin Flynn, Defonta Lowe, Keante Minor and Brandon Mitchell have been [...]
There’s a 70 percent chance of rain for the Kentucky Derby, which means anything can happen. This is not a great crop of 3-year-olds, unless one of them distinguishes himself with a huge victory Saturday. My picks are in tomorrow’s paper, but keep in mind, I’m not a handicapper, just a horse lover.