Oaklawn is open for live racing this today (Friday, Jan 11). Saturday is their popular corned beef promotion. They have $.50 Corned Beef sandwiches and $.10 soft drinks. Opening Saturday is normally really crowded in Oaklawn, but I think that's part of the fun. The season will conclude in April with the Racing Festival of the South, which has become one of the big events in racing. Read more about Oaklawn promotions.
Oaklawn is planning to open its Infield, complete with a Beer Garden, live music and family-friendly activities, every Saturday from Rebel Stakes through Arkansas Derby. The popular "Dawn at Oaklawn" program returns Saturday, Feb. 16 and will allow guests to get up close and personal with the horses and top racing personalities from 8 - 10 a.m. every Saturday through the end of the meet. Visitors can also take barn tours as part of the Saturday morning program.
Oaklawn in located in Hot Springs.