Oaklawn Park is an American Thoroughbred Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is the home to The Racing Festival of the South.
In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Of the top Ten, Oaklawn was ranked #9.
The track consists of a one mile dirt oval. There is no turf course at Oaklawn Park. The track buildings have undergone many renovations and are considered to be very nice. The track also has stabling for a large number of horses in state of the art barns.
In 2008, Oaklawn began undergoing a new $3 million dollar addition, that includes new casino-style slot machines, poker tables, and an all new instant racing complex that has been popular since its inception in 2003. The addition will become the largest gaming facility in the state of Arkansas.