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 in one paragraph.
On a little more serious hoof, the racetrack offers some of the most competitive racing in the U.S. with more than $20 million available for purses and a multitude of popular promotions fans look forward to every season.
If you’ve never been to a horse race, or never been to a race at Oaklawn, or if you come every year – there are so many reasons to give Oaklawn a try again and again this season. Some of the highlights are:
- Jan. 11: Opening Day
- Jan. 12 $.50 corned beef sandwiches and $.10 soft drinks
- Jan. 21: Free Oaklawn Cap Giveaway/$100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes
- Feb. 18: $55,000 Progressive Cash Giveaway/$250,000 Southwest Stakes
- March 16: Boat and Truck Giveaway/$500,000 Rebel Stakes Day
- April 10: Racing Festival of the South
Of course, we want you to stay at Lookout Point when you come to the races making your experience more enjoyable. When you stay two nights in January on race days, you’ll receive complimentary admission to the exclusive members-only Jockey Club (dress code enforced). A comfortable bed, delicious breakfast and other guests at the inn discussing the day’s race events (some of it exaggerated, of course) – what could be more fun!
Just give us a call at 501.525.6155 to make your reservation.