Oaklawn Park History
Oaklawn Park organized horseracing events for the first time on February 24, 1905. At that time, the track had only six races a day, just like British cards. In 1907, Oaklawn was forced to close down all races due to political turmoil in the state. Louis Cella bought the track, as the original business partners were all dead. In 1916, the track reopened under the patronage of Business Men s League of Hot Springs. When Louis Cella died, the ownership of the track was handed over to his own brother, Charles. The first Arkansas Derby was run in 1936 for a purse of 5,000.
More About Oaklawn Park
Beautiful Hot Springs National Park fishing, hiking arts Hot Springs Oaklawn Club Dress Code Gentlemen - Suit or sport coat no jeans or tennis shoes Carousel buffet featuring hand-carved corned beef and roast beef, soup du jour, daily specials, tempting vegetables, garden fresh salads, and Chef s dessert of the day delightful appetizers, garden fresh salads and sandwiches whiskey sauce Hot Springs National Park classic hotels, Victorian architecture, world-class art studios, restaurants, nightclubs, unique antiques and collectibles, fine art or souvenir gifts and famed Bathhouse Row.
Racing Dates: 2011-01-14 until 2011-04-16
Oaklawn Park Stakes
|Dixie Belle Stakes||$50,000||January 26|
|Hot Springs Stakes||$50,000||March 22|
|King Cotton Stakes||$50,000|
|Rebel Stakes||II||$600,000||March 16|
|Essex Handicap||$100,000||February 07|
|Southwest Stakes||III||$300,000||February 18|
|Bayakoa Stakes||$100,000||April 08|
|Fifth Season Stakes||$100,000||April 09|
|Instant Racing||$75,000||April 11|
|Northern Spur||$75,000||April 11|
|Smarty Jones Stakes||III||$100,000||January 21|
|Arkansas Derby||I||$1,000,000||April 13|
How to get there:
Oaklawn Park is situated at 2705 Central Ave, Highway 7, just south of Historic downtown Hot Springs. Centrally located, it is within minutes of most lodging and dining facilities.