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

Events Celebrating Anniversaries in 2016 in Southwest Arkansas

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

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 Racing and Gaming Earns Kudos

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

Live Racing and More Gaming at Oaklawn

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

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

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

Jockey Calvin Borel Gives His Approval for Trading Cards Marking His 5,000 Win

Update:  Calvin Borel’s quest for his 5,000th win has been delayed by a fracture to his wrist today. He is expected to be out of racing for the next 18 days. Legendary jockey Calvin Borel attended a card printing yesterday

Legendary Jockey Calvin Borel Expected to Reach Landmark Win at Oaklawn

  Legendary jockey Calvin Borel is expected to land his 5,000th career victory this month at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.  The event will be celebrated by giving out free trading cards of Borel to those in attendance that day.