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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PETE AIELLO SELECTED AS OAKLAWN’S NEW ANNOUNCER

Less than 48 hours after finding out they needed him, Oaklawn has hired its fifth announcer in the history of the first track to launch a Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Pete Aiello will be in the booth when Oaklawn opens for live racing on January 15. Announcers from the four corners of the continental United States expressed a desire to call races at the premier winter track, according to Director of Racing David Longinotti.
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AMERICAN PHAROAH BOBBLEHORSE GIVEAWAY TOPS 2016 PROMOTIONS

On the day Oaklawn kicks off its rich 3-year-old stakes series with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, the track will pay tribute to the greatest sophomore to come through Hot Springs with an American Pharoah Bobblehorse Giveaway. Fans attending the races Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, can receive the bobblehorse with a $2 donation to the Arkansas Racetrack Chaplaincy while supplies last.
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