We’re only weeks away from the start of a new and exciting racing season at Oaklawn!
New to Racing?
If you’ve never spent a weekend watching the best Thoroughbreds in the nation compete at Oaklawn – then you’ve still got a major Hot Springs “Bucket List” item you need to cross off. With some of the biggest purses in racing, Oaklawn is able to attract many of the horses you’ll end up seeing at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes or the Belmont Stakes. After all, Triple-Crown winner American Pharoah won the Arkansas Derby before going on to make history.
It’s one thing to watch the simulcast of the races. Watching the races live and in-person is a completely different experience! The noise of the gates opening, the smell of the popcorn and the thundering of hooves crossing the finish line — we just can’t wait!
Save the Date!
Opening day at Oaklawn is Friday, January 12, 2018. Races take place Thursday through Sunday, which makes for a perfect winter retreat. The Arkansas Derby will take place Saturday, April 14.
Special Monday race dates include January 15 and February 19.
Long Island Lake Resort is located five miles from Oaklawn – which means you’re only 10 minutes away from the action!