Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn Park is an American thoroughbred racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is the home to The Racing Festival of the South. In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America ranked Oaklawn Park #9 out of 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Oaklawn has a full barn area with 1,500 runners and an average 9.26 starters. In 2013, Oaklawn will host 32 stakes.

Oaklawn Park History

On February 24, 1905, Oaklawn presented its first racing card before a crowd of 3,000 that turned out after Hot Springs Mayor John Belding declared a half-day holiday for the city. The first race at the new track was won by Duelist, owned by John W. Schorr, a prominent Memphis sportsman, and since that time, Oaklawn has evolved into one of the premier race meets in the country. Best known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby, the track has played host to some of the biggest names in the sport including champions Temperence Hill, Cigar, Curlin, Paseana, Azeri, Tiffany Lass, Smarty Jones, Afleet Alex, Rachel Alexandra, Lookin At Lucky, Blind Luck and Zenyatta.

In 2008, Oaklawn began undergoing a new $3 million dollar addition, that includes new casino-style slot machines, poker tables, and an all new instant racing complex that has been popular since its inception in 2003. The addition will become the largest gaming facility in the state of Arkansas.

Oaklawn Park Live Horse Racing Schedule

January - April
Thursday - Sunday

Horse Racing Schedule

Post Time at Oaklawn Park

1:30 pm weekdays and Sundays
1 pm Saturdays

Oaklawn Park Track Code

Oaklawn Park Wagering

DD - First 2 and last 2 races.
Ex and Tri all races
Superfecta - races 4, 6 and last race
Pick 3 - races 4, 5 and 7 on 9-race cards
races 4, 5, 6 and 8 on 10-race cards
Pick 4 - last 4 races
Classix - Race 3

Win, place, and show: 17%
All exotic wagers: 21%

Current Weather Conditions at Oaklawn Park

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Oaklawn Park Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oaklawn Park Race Track
PO Box 699
Hot Springs, AR 71902

Street Address:
2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Website: www.oaklawn.com