Oaklawn News

OAKLAWN’S MARKETING TEAM BRINGS HOME NINE ROMERO AWARDS

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, July 14, 2016) – Oaklawn’s marketing department received nine Romero Awards during the closing ceremonies of the Gaming Marketing & Technology Conference July 14 in Las Vegas, bringing its lofty total to 52 awards over the last seven years. Oaklawn was competing in the large gaming property category for just the second time as a result of its 2015 expansion, which increased the competition exponentially.
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HILLBILLY VEGAS, BLACKWATER TRIO COMPLETE SPA BLAST MUSIC LINEUP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, June 16, 2016) – Up and coming bands Hillbilly Vegas and Blackwater Trio complete the music lineup on the main stage topped by country music star Joe Diffie at this year’s Spa Blast presented by Budweiser July 1 in Oaklawn’s Infield. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with the music starting soon after and continuing throughout the evening before culminating with one of the region’s best fireworks displays.
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JOHN KAY AND STEPPENWOLF CONCERT CANCELLED

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, June 13, 2016) – Oaklawn has been forced to cancel the John Kay and Steppenwolf Concert Friday, June 17 due to the illness of lead singer John Kay. The concert will not be rescheduled and all tickets will be refunded.
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COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JOE DIFFIE TO HEADLINE SPA BLAST JULY 1

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, May 26, 2016) – A performance by multi-platinum-selling country artist Joe Diffie highlights this year’s Spa Blast presented by Budweiser July 1 in Oaklawn’s Infield. Gates open at 4 p.m. and a full slate of live music will begin at 5 p.m. before culminating with the region’s best fireworks display.
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OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES EXHILARATING FINISH LINE THEATER LINEUP

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, April 13, 2016) – Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theater returns for its eighth Summer Concert Series, featuring dynamic performances ranging from a variety of musical legends to a side-splitting comedy show, which is a first for the establishment. The series will kick off with Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul,” followed by iconic classic rockers John Kay & Steppenwolf and The Monkees, making a stop on their 50th Anniversary Tour.
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CALL PAT, UPSTART TRIUMPH IN REBEL UNDERCARD STAKES

Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, March 19, 2016) – It was a different year, but the same result in the Grade 2 $350,000 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Saturday when champion and odds-on favorite Untapablewas narrowly defeated when making her seasonal debut after a protracted layoff. This time it was Call Pat who denied the Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred by employing her patented late closing kick to capture her second consecutive graded stakes race here.
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WAYNE SMITH NAMED ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, March 3, 2016) – Oaklawn President Charles Cella announced today a key management addition designed to better position the storied 112-year-old racing and gaming facility for the future.
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