Following in the mold of similar undertakings at Arlington Park, Churchill Downs and the Fair Grounds, officials at Oaklawn Park will launch the Oaklawn Racing Club Mar. 24.
The Racing Club will offer up to 200 shares priced at $500 each in a horse to be purchased privately and trainer by Oaklawn-based Arkansas native Ron Moquett, who will identify and purchase an unraced 2-year-old with the goal of making several starts as a juvenile before being pointed for a sophomore campaign at Oaklawn.
“One of the best parts of being a trainer is watching the proud moment an owner has after their horse wins a race,” said Moquett. “The Oaklawn Racing Club is a great way for a racing fan to get the experience of this without all the risks that can come with owning a Thoroughbred. We look forward to having a lot of fun with the group and their horse.”
Shares can be purchased through the Oaklawn website at www.oaklawn.com beginning at 9 a.m. Mar. 24. Only one membership per person.