Musical Summer Ahead for Hot Springs AR

Although the Hot Springs Music Festival is over, the Spa City still has plenty of options for summer music enjoyment. One week from today, Music in the Park will be taking place at Lake Catherine. The event features Fer Goodness Sake, a group that sings mostly blue grass, country, and folk tunes. If the variety … Read More

Oaklawn “Ponies Up” January 11-April 10

A brand-spanking new thoroughbred horse racing season gets underway in Hot Springs at Oaklawn Racetrack Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. Everyone gets all gussied up and the horses seem more handsome than ever on Opening Day. And, then we are all off to the races! OK, that’s about all the horse references I can write  … 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

Off to the Races: Oaklawn Race Season Opens Jan. 13!

Excitement is mounting in Hot Springs, as the horses, owners, jockeys and fans return to Oaklawn Races for the 56-day live meet. Throughout the season, over 2600 horses will be stabled and ready to race. With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, enjoy 4 days of live thoroughbred racing this weekend. On Saturday Jan … 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 Jockey Club: Come to the Races

Live thoroughbred horse racing and spring in Hot Springs have been going together for more than a century.  Lookout Point offers a new benefit to guests:  complimentary admission to the exclusive Oaklawn Jockey Club.  A lovely, elegant, smoke-free, members only setting with great food and awesome view of the track plus the Ouachita Mountains. Just … Read More

Oaklawn Live Racing Season!

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! … 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