Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hot Springs Welcomes the 77th Running of the Arkansas Derby

The 2013 Arkansas Derby will be held April 13 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.  This Grade 1 race for three-year-olds carries a $1 million purse and is often considered a prep-race for the Kentucky Derby.  As always, the Oaklawn infield will be open with the beer garden, live music, and concessions.  The infield will also play host to the "World's Largest Picnic" on Derby Day!
The Racing Festival of the South begins on Wednesday, April 10.  Fans can also participate in "Dawn at Oaklawn" on Saturday from 8-10am, and meet horses and racing personalities as well as take barn tours.  So pack your fanciest derby hats and come to Hot Springs April 10-13, because this will be the last weekend of racing until January 2014!

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