Oaklawn Park

2705 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (800) 625-5296
Website: www.oaklawnpark.com

Racing Season:
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


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.