Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby Approaching

 
The Oaklawn Park season concludes with the Racing Festival
of the South April 11-13  in Hot
Springs. Anchored by the $ 1 million Arkansas Derby on closing day (April 14),
the Racing Festival features numerous Stakes purses and the $500,000 Apple
Blossom Handicap on April 13 ( Friday the 13th!)
 
The 2011 Horse of
the Year ( Havre de Grace) is expected to sign on to defend her Apple Blossom
title. Oaklawn is Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue. The track consists
of a one-mile dirt oval and features Thoroughbred races from late January
through mid-April. It is one of the top tracks in the country, and in addition
to its racing, the track is open year-round for simulcasting and electronic gaming
operations. For more details visit www.oaklawn.com or call 501-623-4411.
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