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AARON NEVILLE CONCERT, TOURNEVENT OF CHAMPIONS HIGHLIGHT AUGUST

July 31, 2014

R & B legend Aaron Neville makes a stop at Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theather Thursday, Aug. 21, one of several events highlighting the month of August. In addition, there will also be rich finals for gamers and handicappers alike as well as the chance to play for $100,000 every Thursday during the month. Read More

OAKLAWN TO OFFER ALL-TIME RECORD STAKES PURSES – NEARLY $7 MILLION

July 31, 2014

One year after increasing the purses of 19 stakes races, Oaklawn has planned the richest stakes schedule in track history for 2015. Chief among the changes are a $150,000 bump to the Rebel Stakes (G2), the last local prep before $1 million Arkansas Derby, which will now carry a purse of $750,000. Read More

AIR SUPPLY KICKS OFF FINISH LINE THEATER SERIES JUNE 19

May 20, 2014

Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theater Series will celebrate its sixth season with its most star-studded lineup to date highlighted by the legendary Kenny Rogers. The popular series kicks off Thursday, June 19 with Air Supply and will also feature performances by the soulful Aaron Neville and Southern rockers 38 Special. Tickets for each concert will be $30 or $40 depending on the seat location. Read More

OAKLAWN TO DONATE PROCEEDS FROM SMOKELAWN TO TORNADO RELIEF

April 30, 2014

Hot Springs, Ark. (Wednesday, April 30, 2014) – Oaklawn is using its 2nd annual Smokelawn BBQ Championship event in the Infield Saturday to help raise money for tornado relief efforts and will donate all proceeds from the People’s Choice Award to the cause. In addition, Coco Beverage, a sponsor of Smokelawn, is matching all donations up to $1,000. Read More

DANZA PULLS 40-1 SHOCKER IN ARKANSAS DERBY

April 12, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 12, 2014) – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Danza came in as the lesser heralded stablemate, but is leaving Oaklawn as the 78th winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and with a ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs after earning 100 points. The winner, sent off as the second highest odds on the board by the crowd of 63,186, returned $84.60, $28.40 and $11 at odds of 40-1. Read More

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April 11, 2014

As the days of the live racing meet dwindle down to a precious few, it’s time to say good-byes to many of those with whom we share life during the racing season at Oaklawn. Monday offered a good opportunity when jockeys Terry Thompson and Jenna Joubert combined their efforts with the Arkansas Childrens’ Hospital to present their annual fund raiser/party at the Central Park Fusion Restaurant.

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