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!