Main Track: One mile, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,155 feet.
Weekdays & Sundays -1:30 p.m.
Saturdays – 1:05 p.m.
Exotic Wagering Format
$1 Exacta on all races.
$2 Daily Double on 1st, 2nd and last two races.
$1 Trifecta on all races.
$2 Pick 6 on races 3 through 8.
$1 Rolling Pick 3’s beginning on 4th race.
$1 Superfecta on last race.
Win, place, and show: 17%
All exotic wagering: 21%
Oaklawn Jockey Club
P.O. Box 699
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902
2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Telephone: (501) 623-4411 (800) OAKLAWN
Fax: (501) 623-4088
Oaklawn Park opened in 1905 during a time when gambling was a hotbed issue in Arkansas politics. Because of the political strain on gambling, Oaklawn was forced to close and reopen only to close again numerous times during the early 1900’s. Despite these early troubles Oaklawn flourished once they were finally allowed to open for good. The first Arkansas Derby was run at Oaklawn Park in 1936 and has grown steadily over the years to become a fixture for future Triple Crown race winners such as Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones. Afleet Alex holds the Oaklawn Park record after winning the Arkansas Stakes by eight lengths in 2005.
2021 -2022 Stakes Schedule
|December 4||$150,000||Mistletoe||3YO F|
|January 1||$250,000||Smarty Jones||3YO|
|January 8||$150,000||Pippin||4&UP, F&M|
|January 15||$150,000||Fifth Season||4&UP|
|January 22||$150,000||American Beauty||4&UP, F&M|
|January 29||$750,000||Southwest (G3)||3YO|
|January 29||$200,000||Martha Washington||3YO F|
|January 29||$150,000||King Cotton||4&UP|
|February 5||$250,000||Bayakoa (G3)||4&UP, F&M|
|February 12||$600,000||Razorback Handicap (G3)||4&UP|
|February 19||$150,000||Dixie Belle||3YO F|
|February 26||$1,000,000||Rebel (G2)||3YO|
|February 26||$300,000||Honeybee (G3)||3YO F|
|March 5||$150,000||Nodouble||3&UP (AR)|
|March 5||$150,000||Downthedustyroad||3&UP, F&M (AR)|
|March 12||$350,000||Azeri (G2)||4&UP, F&M|
|March 19||$500,000||Essex Handicap||4&UP|
|March 26||$150,000||Purple Martin||3YO F|
|April 2||$1,250,000||Arkansas Derby (G1)||3YO|
|April 2||$600,000||Fantasy (G3)||3YO F|
|April 2||$400,000||Oaklawn Mile||4&UP|
|April 2||$200,000||Carousel||4&UP, F&M|
|April 2||$150,000||Temperence Hill||4&UP|
|April 9||$150,000||Rainbow Stakes||3YO (AR)|
|April 9||$150,000||Rainbow Miss Stakes||3YO F (AR)|
|April 16||$500,000||Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3)||4&UP|
|April 23||$1,000,000||Apple Blossom Handicap (G1)||4&UP, F&M|
|April 23||$1,000,000||Oaklawn Handicap (G2)||4&UP|
|April 23||$150,000||Oaklawn Stakes||3YO|
|May 6||$150,000||Natural State Breeders’ Stakes||3&UP, F&M (AR)|
|May 7||$200,000||Arkansas Breeders’ Championship||3&UP (AR)|