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Much of Kentucky found itself under a blanket of snow today, and it’s a true winter wonderland! Several Lexington-area farms shared photos and videos of their horses in the snow, and we’re sharing some of our favorites with you.

It’s National Hat Day, and you know we’re celebrating here at America’s Best Racing!

In recognition of countless acts of heroism, bravery, and benevolence in the face of tragedy, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced Jan.

Oaklawn Park is one of my favorite racetracks in the nation: it is laid-back fun full of Southern hospitality, fantastic sport, and instant friendships with fellow attendees. If you’re planning a trip to Oaklawn for the track’s first Kentucky Derby prep race of the year, the Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 15, here are 10 things to know before you go!

1. The race is named for one of the greats:

The South’s fifth season (spring, summer, fall, winter, Oaklawn) begins with an action-packed holiday weekend this Friday, Jan. 12. Oaklawn Park prepared in the offseason for continued growth, and new high-profile horsemen join perennial favorites in Hot Springs, Ark., for 2018. 

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