Located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, Oaklawn has been one of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, best known as home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Today, Oaklawn is Arkansas' #1 tourist destination. The state-of-the art casino offers live craps, live blackjack, popular slot games, live music, and the award-winning Silks Bar & Grill. Oaklawn began a multi-phased expansion in May 2019.
Oaklawn is best known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby and over the last decade the track has played host to some of the biggest names in the sport with the latest star being leading candidate for 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, who launched his season by winning the $500,000 Razorback Handicap and then proceeded to win four straight Grade 1 races, including the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
In 2015, the track helped launch the near-perfect season of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who won both the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby en route to becoming the first horse in 37 years to win in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Other champions to use Oaklawn as a launching pad include Temperence Hill, Cigar, Curlin, Paseana, Azeri,Tiffany Lass, Smarty Jones, Afleet Alex, Rachel Alexandra, Lookin At Lucky, Blind Luck, Zenyatta, Close Hatches, Work All Week and Will Take Charge. For Oaklawn Park free picks, keep a check on our website before placing your bets.