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Opened on February 24 1905 to a crowd of 3,000, Oaklawn Park is best known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and $1.25 million Arkansas Derby.  Oaklawn currently features a 1 mile dirt track but does not have a turf race course even after the recent $100 million expansion completed in 2021.

Racing Schedule: Dec. 8, 2023 - May 2, 2024

Key Races: Arkansas Derby (G1), Apple Blossom Handicap (G1), Oaklawn Handicap (G2)

Oaklawn Park FREE Insider Handicapping Information

This is where you will find our most recent free Oaklawn Park articles and information to help keep you up-to-date on what's happening at Oaklawn Park. We also include our free horses to watch which include some of our best bets and and other Oaklawn Park picks for races running this week. You can also find articles on our Oaklawn Park horse racing handicapping picks performance and payouts earned.

Oaklawn Park FREE Win Picks

Every race day we give you Today's Racing Digest's top Oaklawn Park free win picks for each race.  These free Oaklawn Park picks are the "Digest's" expert handicapper's top horse racing pick for each race.  While we give you a free Oaklawn Park pick for every race, if you are a value handicapper we would recommend you purchase our Complete Digest so you can get a full analysis of each race and our experts insights on each horse running along with suggested vertical and horizontal betting strategies.  Today's Racing Digest strives to giving you the best most profitable Oaklawn Park picks that have been proven to be more accurate and profitable than the competition.

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2024 Oaklawn Park Stakes Schedule

Even though Oaklawn Park is limited to Dirt Stakes races there are still plenty of good graded stakes races throughout the meet.  Stakes races are the pinnacle of competition in the sport of horse racing and attract some of the best horses in their class level.  Along with a field of the best horses also comes some of the best wagering opportunities.

Why Oaklawn Park Stakes Races Are Often Times The Best Races To Play

In 2015,  Oaklawn Park 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.  Not only are Stakes races often the best betting races to play but they can also be key prep races for the upcoming Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races. Graded Stakes races also typically offer a field of horses that have been kept in form through multiple workouts and prep races giving a handicapper more information about a horses ability and a better understanding of their chance in the race.

If you don't have the time to watch all the prep races and pour over the past performances, Today's Racing Digest's expert handicappers give you a complete race analysis along with their thoughts on each horses chances in each race on the card.

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May 2024 Oaklawn Park Scheduled Stakes Races

Friday, May 3, 2024
Lake Ouachita 4&UP 1 1/16 M $200,000
Natural State Breeders’ 3&UP, F&M (AR) 1 M $150,000

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Arkansas Breeders’ Championship 3&UP (AR) 1 1/16 M $200,000
Lake Hamilton 4&UP 6 F $200,000