A Day at the Races :: Arkansas Derby 2016

Could another Arkansas Derby winner pull off a Triple Crown victory this year?  Last year’s spectacular American Pharoah captured the Arkansas Derby, and stole our hearts as he went on to win the prestigious Triple Crown. Watching him race was nothing short of breath taking! This year’s Racing Festival of the South begins April 13, … Read More

2015 Race Season Begins at Oaklawn in Hot Springs AR

It’s off to the races again on Jan. 9! The exciting horse race season is about to begin at Oaklawn Race Track, and we’re so excited for the very full calendar up ahead. The races happen every weekend from Jan. 9 until the Arkansas Derby on April 11, 2015. The Arkansas Derby is the final … Read More

Arkansas Derby April 12, 2014

For the entire week leading up to the Arkansas Derby, race fans are treated to exciting days during the Racing Festival of the South. With apple trees in blossom (hence the Apple Blossom Race on Friday, April 11), it’s a gorgeous site for fast tracks and beautiful horses. Winners of the Arkansas Derby move on … Read More

Racing Festival of the South at Oaklawn April 11-14

One of the year’s biggest events, the Racing Festival of the South, brings tens of thousands race fans to Hot Springs. Major races and special events happen through the week.  On Saturday mornings, Dawn at Oaklawn provides horse enthusiasts up-close and personal experience with the horses, trainers, and jockeys. It’s a time to see the … Read More

Fun Times at the Arkansas Derby!

The 2011 thoroughbred horse racing season ended on Saturday with an exciting Arkansas Derby.  The breathtaking finish scored an upset victory for ArchArchArch.  Many Lookout Point guests enjoyed the entire week of Derby Days. These featured guests travel from Illinois, Missouri, Florida, and Ohio each year, staying at Lookout Point for the past 7 years.  … Read More

Oaklawn Features the “Race for The Ages”!

Within hours of the announcement, the phones were ringing constantly.  The Race for the Ages, featuring two fabulous horses:  Rachel Alexander, the 2009 Horse of the Year, and Zenyatta.  They’ll race at Oaklawn’s Apple Blossom festival on April 9, 2010.  The purse for the race increased from $500,000 to $5 million when an agreement was … Read More