This week we loaded up the Adventure Arkansas Subaru and hit the road to Hot Spring Arkansas. The drive is roughly 3 hours from our area and is the only horse racing track in the Natural State.
Oaklawn was established over 100-years ago in 1905 when Hot Springs was one of the premiere resort towns in the country. The natural springs were thought to promote healing and wellness which also made the town the birthplace of Spring Baseball hosting the Boston Red Sox and iconic players like Babe Ruth.
Over 1-million people visit this track every year and cheer on their choice of win-place-or show. At “Post Time” the horses take the gate are sprint to the finish line.
There’s something for everyone at the track including a new casino which is the largest gaming facility in the state. For those who are interested in wagering, bets are placed at numerous windows within the property which also allows for off track betting across the nation.
Some play superstitions, their favorite color, number, or jockey while others study the programs to make their best bet.
At the paddock, kids can get an up-front view of the horses within the stable and parents can evaluate their choice for race winner.
There’s something for all horse lovers at Oaklawn.
Prices for admission are just 2-dollars per person and kids 2 and under get in free for the entire day.
This “Adventure Arkansas” segment is brought to you by Fayetteville’s Adventure Subaru.