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AIR SUPPLY KICKS OFF FINISH LINE THEATER SERIES JUNE 19

May 20, 2014

Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theater Series will celebrate its sixth season with its most star-studded lineup to date highlighted by the legendary Kenny Rogers. The popular series kicks off Thursday, June 19 with Air Supply and will also feature performances by the soulful Aaron Neville and Southern rockers 38 Special. Tickets for each concert will be $30 or $40 depending on the seat location. Read More

OAKLAWN TO DONATE PROCEEDS FROM SMOKELAWN TO TORNADO RELIEF

April 30, 2014

Hot Springs, Ark. (Wednesday, April 30, 2014) – Oaklawn is using its 2nd annual Smokelawn BBQ Championship event in the Infield Saturday to help raise money for tornado relief efforts and will donate all proceeds from the People’s Choice Award to the cause. In addition, Coco Beverage, a sponsor of Smokelawn, is matching all donations up to $1,000. Read More

SMOKELAWN RETURNS MAY 3

April 24, 2014

For the second straight year, Oaklawn is combining the region’s best BBQ competition with the Kentucky Derby simulcast at its Smokelawn event in the Infield Saturday, May 3. Gates will open for the free event at 10 a.m. and it will continue through the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. Read More

SMOKELAWN TO SHOWCASE THE REGION’S BEST MUSICIANS

April 24, 2014

Not only will the 2nd annual Smokelawn event in Oaklawn’s infield May 3 feature the region’s best BBQ competition, but it will also showcase six of the region’s best musical talent. Trey and Dave will kick things off at 11 a.m. and the John Calvin Brewer Band will close out the lineup starting at 4:30 p.m. They will play right up to time for the Kentucky Derby simulcast from Churchill Downs at approximately 5:30 p.m. Gates will open for this free event at 10 a.m. Read More

DANZA PULLS 40-1 SHOCKER IN ARKANSAS DERBY

April 12, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, April 12, 2014) – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Danza came in as the lesser heralded stablemate, but is leaving Oaklawn as the 78th winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and with a ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs after earning 100 points. The winner, sent off as the second highest odds on the board by the crowd of 63,186, returned $84.60, $28.40 and $11 at odds of 40-1. Read More

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April 11, 2014

As the days of the live racing meet dwindle down to a precious few, it’s time to say good-byes to many of those with whom we share life during the racing season at Oaklawn. Monday offered a good opportunity when jockeys Terry Thompson and Jenna Joubert combined their efforts with the Arkansas Childrens’ Hospital to present their annual fund raiser/party at the Central Park Fusion Restaurant.

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