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Oaklawn Live Racing Season!

December 30th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

The 107th Annual Live Racing Season opens this month at Oaklawn! The season starts January 14th with live races Wednesday though Sunday at 1:30 pm and on Saturdays at 1pm. Join with thousands of people from all over the world that travel here for the ultimate Spa City thrill, the horse races. Derby Day is April 16th!

 Come stay in Hot Springs at our bed & breakfast and we promise to get your race day off to a good start with a freshly prepared hearty breakfast!

~LeAnne

Oaklawn Features the "Race for The Ages"!

February 18th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

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 reached for these two horse to race against the other for the first time.

Travelers have been calling from around the world.  A racing fan from Saudi Arabia called the little Hot Springs airport asking what size plane was “too big” to land.  The airport director suggested this international traveler fly his 747 (!!!) into New York and rent a smaller plane there.

Lookout Point still has a couple of rooms available for Thursday, April 8 if you can come enjoy the excitement!

And They’re Off! Live Thoroughbred Racing at Oaklawn Jockey Club

January 10th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Live Racing Begins Jan 15, 2010

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas launches the 2010 race season with four days of live racing, beginning Friday, January 10.   The annual back-in-time Saturday features bargain 50 cent corned beef sandwiches (Oaklawn has GREAT corned beef) and 10 cent soft drinks.  Such a deal, if you don’t mind waiting in line!

Oaklawn has the highest attendance of any live race meet in the U.S., with enthusiastic fans, trainers, and owners coming from all over the country.   Since I know nothing about racing, I enjoy watching the horses, jockeys, and people studying the racing forms.   While we serve breakfast at the inn, guests pore over the morning’s guides, circling in on their favs.

Come visit Lookout Point and Hot Springs during the race meet!  We’ll be happy to make reservations for you at Oaklawn Park.

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