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Oaklawn Park Racetrack Guide

The Oaklawn Park racetrack first opened in 1905 but only lasted until being closed in 1907, nine years later (1906) the track was reopened.

The racecourse has continued to open and close over the years but has become a fan favourite in more recent times voted a fifth-best track in the US just a few years ago.

It is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is most famous for American Pharoah winning both the Rebel Stakes & Arkansas Derby here in 2015 before going on to win the triple crown.

The racecourse features a one-mile oval dirt track which includes a 6f chute on the back straight and is one of the very few tracks which does not feature a turf track. 

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Oaklawn Park Racecourse Map

Oaklawn Park Racetrack Address: 2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, United States

Oaklawn Park Racetrack Telephone Number: 800-625-5296

Oaklawn Park Flat Racecourse Map
Oaklawn Park Flat Racecourse Map

Wager on the Best Oaklawn Park Racing Tips

If there are currently no events listed on the page it means there is currently no scheduled racing at Oaklawn Park so be sure to head over to the main racing tips page for wagers on today's other races.

When there is a scheduled meeting, you will find the races listed above, along each race will be highlighted with the runner who has received the most predictions from the racing tipsters.

You can see the current odds, the number of tips supporting the runner as well as the total number on the race giving you a percentage of tips supporting the runner.

There is also a 'Value Rating' which is calculated using the current odds and percentage of tips for the horse. You can also click on the race to get the full list of runners and more.

On the race page, both the 'Most Popular Tip' and 'Best Tipsters Tip' are highlighted and you can read any comments left by the tipsters on the race.

When you find a horse you want to wager on at Oaklawn Park, use the 'Add' to betslip option, you can add just the single runner or add from multiple races to create a racing accumulator.

Once you have your betslip completed, you will be able to see which bookmaker is offering you the best odds for the picks in your betslip.

Select this bookmaker, your betslip will be transferred over to their site where you can then place your wager.

Oaklawn Park Notable Races

The Oaklawn Park racecourse is the home to The Racing Festival of the South which takes place in April of each year.

The highlight of the festival is the Grade 1 $1m Arkansas Derby, a race won by the triple crown winner American Pharoah.

The only other Grade 1 to be run at the track is the Apple Blossom Handicap which is also run during the festival.

Other graded races which are also run at Oaklawn Park are:

Top Oaklawn Park Trainers

Here are the leading trainers based on the number of wins in 2023:

TrainerRunnersWinnersWins %Earnings
Asmussen, Steven M4256716%$5.8m
Diodoro, Robertino2425021%$2.3m
Hartman, Chris A1523523%$2.6m
Cox, Brad H1212420%$3.8m
Contreras, Cipriano812227%$942k
Morse, Randy L1021616%$1.1m
Lukas, D Wayne1301512%$2.5m
McPeek, Kenneth G951516%$1.6m
Moquett, Ron197147%$1.7m
Broberg, Karl1211311%$568k

Top Oaklawn Park Jockeys

Here are the leading jockeys based on the number of wins in 2023:

JockeyRidesWinnersWins %Earnings
Torres, Cristian A5059218%$5.9m
Arrieta, Francisco4068120%$5m
Santana, Jr Ricardo2825118%$4.4m
Castillo, Isaac3684813%$2.6m
Bejarano, Rafael2703814%$2.9m
De, Lacruz Walter2273013%$1.2m
Asmussen, Keith J2412912%$1.7m
Juarez, Nik2232712%$1.6m
Cabrera, David308217%$2.2m
Jordan, Kylee R264197%$890k

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Oaklawn Park Racetrack which includes the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using statistics from Equibase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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