Racing Festival of the South

Oaklawn has saved the best for last! As one of the richest weeks of racing in North America, the Racing Festival of the South kicks off Thursday, April 13 with the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes and continues through Saturday, April 15 when it culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby. 

To make reservations, contact 501-623-4411 ext. 340.

Racing Festival of the South Schedule:

Thursday, April 13 - First post 1:30 p.m.

$150,000 Bachelor

Friday, April 14 - First post 1:30 p.m.

$600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (Gr. 1)

$150,000 Fantasy (Gr. 3)

Saturday, April 15 - First post 12:30 p.m. (gates open at 10:30)

$1 million Arkansas Derby (Gr. 1)

$750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (Gr. 2)

$400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (Gr. 3)

$150,000 Northern Spur Stakes