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Oaklawn voted Best Racetrack/Racino in Mid-South

Oaklawn voted Best Racetrack/Racino in Mid-South

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming has been voted Best Racetrack/Racino in the Mid-South region of the United States by readers of Southern Gaming and Destinations magazine. This recognition comes shortly after Oaklawn was voted Best Casino/Gaming Center by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette during their annual Best of the Best awards for 2014. Oaklawn, […]

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ride On Curlin in the Essex Handicap Oaklawn

Ride On Curlin in the Essex Handicap Oaklawn

Ride On Curlin Ready to Return to Stakes Action Ride On Curlin will be returning to stakes action in the $100,000 Essex Handicap for older horses Feb. 14 at Oaklawn, the colt’s trainer, Billy Gowan, said Thursday morning. “He’s doing really good,” Gowan said. “He came out of that last race real good.” Ride On […]

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oaklawn Blues and BBQ Festival

Oaklawn Blues and BBQ Festival

(Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015) – Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society are joining forces to host the Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival in Oaklawn’s Infield September 18-20. The event, which was formerly held in downtown Hot Springs, will feature local, regional and national Blues acts as well as some of the region’s best […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More

Online Betting News

Oaklawn Opens Gate To Online Gambling

Oaklawn Opens Gate To Online Gambling

Oaklawn Park’s betting website might have been slow getting out of the gate, but the track hopes to gain ground on its out-of-state competitors. In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or […]

January 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Online Gambling Changes To The Law

Online Gambling Changes To The Law

In 2000, an amendment to the federal Interstate Horseracing Act allowed online wagering if it’s legal in the state where the online horse racing takes place, said Joseph Kelly, a professor of business law at State University of New York at Buffalo and co-editor of Gaming Law Review & Economics. “Now, for the longest time, […]

January 14, 2015 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

Jockey Israel Ocampo has been suspended three racing days by Oaklawn

Jockey Israel Ocampo has been suspended three racing days by Oaklawn

Jockey Israel Ocampo has been suspended three racing days by Oaklawn stewards following an incident in the fourth race Jan. 17. Stewards cited Ocampo for allowing his mount, Lawless West, “to drift out three paths in the stretch” and “impede the progress” of Sakima in the mile race for 3-year-old maiden-allowance runners. Lawless West finished […]

January 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Far Right wins Smart Jones – Mr Z Third

Far Right wins Smart Jones – Mr Z Third

Far Right came through on the rail, as even-money favorite Mr. Z drifted out sharply, to win a harried dash to the wire in the $150,000 Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park on Monday. Bayerd nabbed second, finishing 1 3/4 lengths behind Far Right. Mr. Z was another half-length back in third, while Private Prospect finished […]

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mr. Z runs in the $150,000 Smarty Jones for 3-year-olds, Oaklawn’s first major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby

Mr. Z runs in the $150,000 Smarty Jones for 3-year-olds, Oaklawn’s first major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby

Zayat Stables’ Mr. Z is a few feet from being a millionaire, yet the well-traveled son of Malibu Moon is still seeking his first career stakes victory. That could change Monday when Mr. Z runs in the $150,000 Smarty Jones for 3-year-olds, Oaklawn’s first major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April […]

January 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
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