What to know
It's Opening Day! The Thoroughbreds of Oaklawn Park offer some of the most heart-stopping excitement you'll find in The Natural State. See the nation's top names battle it out at one of the nation's finest tracks from late January to early May. And it's all located in the middle of historic and beautiful Hot Springs National Park. Big events this racing season include: the Rebel Stakes on March 16 and the Arkansas Derby on April 13. We also offer a complete simulcast season of coast-to-coast tracks, so you'll find plenty to do no matter what time of year you're here. The simulcast season will run early May through mid January; Wednesday through Sunday.