Oaklawn

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 …
Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Arkadelphia Arts Museum is …
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 …
Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs was recently voted the top Southern Casino in the 2015 Groups Today Readers’ Choice Awards. Oaklawn will be featured in the November/December issue of the publication. The magazine is geared towards the group travel industry and the readership base includes tour operators, travel agents, and  bank travel managers. Oaklawn, which is located at …
UPDATE: Please note that opening day at Oaklawn has been postponed to January 15 due to weather conditions.     January marks the start of the live race season at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs. Oaklawn, located at 2705 Central Avenue, is Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue and is one of the top …
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 …