Famous Jockey Calvin Borel Retires

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

10 top places to kiss in The Natural State

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

Oaklawn News

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

Oaklawn Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.

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

Live Racing Season Returns to Oaklawn!

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.

Miniature Horse Racing May 4 in Fayetteville

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

Racing Festival of the South

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

Top Oaklawn Jockeys to Attend Special Event during Governor’s Conference on Tourism

A neat chance to meet some of the nation’s top  jockeys takes place in Hot Springs next week during the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism ( March 3-5). Attendees of the conference have a chance to visit one-on-one with some

Oaklawn Racing Brief

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

Let the Races Begin!

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