Oaklawn Park Race Track

Oaklawn Park

Main Track: One mile, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,155 feet.

Post Times
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.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 17%
All exotic wagering: 21%

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oaklawn Jockey Club
P.O. Box 699
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902

Street Address:
2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Telephone: (501) 623-4411 (800) OAKLAWN
Fax: (501) 623-4088
Website: www.oaklawn.com

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

Date Purse Race Conditions
December 3 $150,000 Advent 2YO
December 4 $150,000 Mistletoe 3YO F
December 11 $150,000 Poinsettia 3YO
December 18 $200,000 Tinsel 3&UP
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 19 $200,000 Whitmore 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
April 30 $150,000 Bachelor 3YO
May 6 $150,000 Natural State Breeders’ Stakes 3&UP, F&M (AR)
May 7 $200,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Championship 3&UP (AR)

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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