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OAKLAWN ANYWHERE DEBUTS IN TIME FOR LIVE RACE MEET

December 30, 2013

Oaklawn is now offering Arkansas residents an innovative way to watch and wager on the races through their smart phones, tablets and personal computers with the launch of OaklawnAnywhere.com. Race fans can set up an account to use while at the track or “Anywhere” they wish. Read More

THREE-YEAR-OLD STAKES, PROMOTIONS ANCHOR 2014 RACE MEET

December 10, 2013

Live racing returns to Hot Springs with the opening of Oaklawn’s 2014 live meet Friday, Jan. 10 and greeting fans will be some of the most competitive racing in the country, especially in the 3-year-old ranks. Overall, the 57-day meet will offer more than $20 million in purses and 31 stakes, highlighted by the 78th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 12. Read More

Will Take Charge Goes for Championship in Clark

November 27, 2013

Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, winner of Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones and Rebel Stakes earlier this year, could wrap up the Eclipse Award as Champion 3-year-old male with a victory Friday in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. The Unbridled’s Song colt, trained by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, drew post seven of nine for the 1 1/8 race where among his eight rivals is top older horse Game On Dude. Read More

Horses Are Arriving; Preparations for 2014 Step Up

November 21, 2013

The word is out! The horsemen want to run for Oaklawn’s record $20 million in purses and know that if they have a good 3-year-old, the best place to prepare for the Triple Crown is right here in Hot Springs. This has been evident in the demand for stall space for the 2014 season, which has never been greater. Racing Secretary Pat Pope and Stall Superintendent Beverly Fowler had the Herculean task of sorting through nearly 3,000 stall applications for the 1,550 stalls available and assigning them based on what will give Oaklawn the most competitive races. Read More

DECEMBER IS MERRY AND BRIGHT AT OAKLAWN

November 19, 2013

Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, Nov. 15, 2013) – The holiday spirit will be in full swing all month long and will culminate Tuesday, Dec. 31 when Oaklawn hosts Hot Springs’ best New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2014. Guests are invited to enjoy a festive evening of games, cash drawings, live music and an elegant Prime Rib dinner served in the Carousel Restaurant. The cost for the meal is $22.95 with a Winners Circle card and $26.95 without. Oaklawn will close at midnight Christmas Eve and will not reopen until 10 a.m. Dec. 26. It is completely closed Christmas Day. Read More

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