horse racing

Racing Hall of Famer Calvin Borel announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing this week. Borel, who is 50 and is based at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, is well known to those in the racing world and for those that go to the races at Oaklawn. Some might remember his 5,000 career …
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a tip on 10 top places to kiss (or propose) in The Natural State. Locking lips …
In store for racing fans for the 2016 season at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs will be the sound of a new announcer. Pete Aiello, 30, becomes the fifth track announcer in the history of Oaklawn Park when he takes on his new role next month. Aiello replaces track announcer Frank Mirahmadi, who has returned to California …
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is a rising star in the world of horse racing. The jockey, who has been the leading rider at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs the past two years, was born in Panama and is from a underprivileged part of the country known for its gang activity. Fortunately, he had …
Jennifer Hoyt over at Oaklawn Park always keeps us posted with great information about the live Thoroughbred racing season in Hot Springs. She has sent the below details about the return of the racing season for Oaklawn’s 2014 live meet. The season opens Friday, January 10 and goes through April 12. Overall, the 57-day meet …
Have you heard about this fun, new, first-year event? Equestrian Bridges will host a Mini Derby this Saturday, May 4 in Fayetteville. The mini derby consists of miniature horse racing. There will also be food and drinks, and pony rides for children. Live music will be provided by Backroad Anthem. The event takes place from …
The live race season at Oaklawn Park concludes with the Racing Festival of the South April 10-13 in Hot Springs. This is a big event for racing fans. Some of the country’s best Thoroughbreds will meet at Oaklawn for four days of stakes action, highlighted by the $1 million Arkansas Derby (April 13).  The field …
If you have never been to the race track in Hot Springs before, here is a quick primer. Oaklawn is one of the premier race tracks 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 …
Let the races begin! Opening weekend at Oaklawn starts tomorrow (January 11)! Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr is among the new riders that is racing at Oaklawn this season. Homeister Jr. is the second-leading female rider of all time behind only Julie Krone. According to the folks at Oaklawn,  Homeister Jr came to Hot Springs early …