2705 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (800) 625-5296
January – April
Notable Oaklawn Racing Events
- G1 Arkansas Derby | 3-year-olds going 1-1/8 mi.
- G1 Apple Blossom Handicap | 4-year-olds & up fillies & mares going 1-1/16 mi.
- G2 Oaklawn Handicap | 4-year-olds & up going 1-1/8 mi.
- G2 Azeri | 4-year-olds & up fillies & mares going 1-1/16 mi.
Recent Oaklawn Park News
- Four Takeaways from the Arkansas Derby (4/15/2019) - The final prep race for the 2019 Kentucky Derby produced a thrilling finish, as Omaha Beach and Improbable battled to the wire in a strong… ...Read More
- BARN Podcast 4/15/19 (4/14/2019) - Looking back at a busy weekend including the Lexington Stakes day card at Keeneland, the Arkansas Derby program at Oaklawn Park, and much more! ...Read More
- Will Escape Clause Upset the Apple Blossom Handicap? (4/11/2019) - There are only six fillies and mares entered in Sunday’s $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, but I’d argue that you won’t find… ...Read More
- Top Contenders Tough to Split in Arkansas Derby (4/11/2019) - The tricky part of handicapping the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park isn’t identifying the top contenders. That part is easy.… ...Read More
- BARN Podcast 4/11/19 (4/10/2019) - It's Horseplayer Thursday and we're thrilled to welcome in Emily Gullikson from Optix EQ and Brisnet to talk about the Derby prep season, Woodbine beginning,… ...Read More
History of Oaklawn Horse Racing
Opened in 1905 in the town of Hot Springs, Oaklawn Park race track has become one of the premier winter and spring meets in the country. It is home to the Festival of the South and a trio of Kentucky Derby prep races: the Southwest, the Rebel, and the Arkansas Derby. Notable horses who have run over the course include Cigar, Paseana, Zenyatta, Smarty Jones, and Afleet Alex.
About Oaklawn Park Race Track
- Having only a main dirt track, the oval is 1 mile with a 6f chute
- The stretch is 1,155 feet
- The track is 70 feet wide on the frontstretch and backstretch, 80 feet on the turns
Aside from the Oaklawn racing action, there is a full casino with a variety of gaming options. Additionally, the Oaklawn Park facility boasts several different dining options as well as live events such as musical acts and more.