About Us

Who We Are

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, located in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas, has a storied history as one of the premier Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904. A $100 million expansion completed in 2021 introduced a whole new level of luxury. With a hotel and plenty of meeting space in addition to racing, gaming, dining, sports betting and entertainment, Oaklawn is a world-class tourist destination where you can stay, play and get away. The resort is steps away from Hot Springs National Park, the first designated national park in the U.S. Tree-lined, historic Bathhouse Row on Central Avenue is filled with spas, dining, craft breweries and shopping. Visitors can also stroll down the Grand Promenade in the park, stop to take in the thermal waters or venture up to the Hot Springs Mountain Tower for a stunning view of the Ouachita Mountains. Nature lovers looking for outdoor adventure can find several hiking trails nearby and world-class mountain biking at the Northwoods trail system. Oaklawn is also just minutes from two of the state's most scenic lakes, Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita, where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreation. Oaklawn is the perfect place to stay while you explore everything the region has to offer.

Thoroughbred racing is where it all began at Oaklawn. We are best known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and $1.25 million Arkansas Derby. Over the last decade, the track has played host to some of the biggest names in the sport.

In 2015, the track 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.

Our newly expanded, state-of-the art casino is open 24/7 and offers live craps, live blackjack, popular slot games and live music. Plus, we have a sportsbook area that’s great for watching and wagering on sports of all kinds. Grab a cold beverage at the award-winning Silks Bar & Grill, make yourself comfortable at a table or machine and let the good times roll!

Our new, eight-story hotel towers over the grounds and offers unparalleled views of the racetrack or surrounding Ouachita Mountains. Luxurious amenities include 100% cotton Frette® bed linens, plush bathrobes, a 65” TV with ChromeCast, an in-room tablet, a quartz vanity with lighted mirrors, rain shower heads and more. Book a trackside room for even more excitement on race day.

Escape to the ultimate retreat in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Astral Spa is the perfect balance between the city’s rich history and modern transformative treatments. Drawing on influence from ancient thermal springs and their geological beauty, the spa offers innovative services that incorporate local healing waters, salts, and gemstones.

With luxurious resort facilities that include a resort pool with poolside cabanas, needle showers, saunas, steam rooms, and full-service locker and relaxation lounges, guests have unmatched possibilities to engage their senses and experience profound rejuvenation.

With plenty of dining establishments and multiple casual eateries and bars on-site, you’ll never have to leave the resort to eat like royalty.

Dining: The Bugler, The OAK room & bar, Arkansas Sports Tavern, Big Al’s Diner, Carousel, Percs, Post Parade, Silks Bar & Grill, Track Kitchen

Bars: High Limits Bar, The First Turn, The Oaklawn Jockey Club, Pop’s Lounge, Silks Bar & Grill

If you’re looking to host a business event or wedding, Oaklawn is your best bet. We offer layout options ranging from small settings for discussions and presentations to large areas for weddings and special events. Our new 15,000 square-foot event center provides a 1,900 square-foot stage, a video wall and seating for 1,500 people.

Our talented hospitality team is here to help customize your special event down to the very last detail. With multiple room layout choices, high quality audio visual technology, and many in-house catering options, we are ready to provide an experience you and your guests are sure to remember.


To enhance Oaklawn's extraordinary legacy by empowering and inspiring our Team Members to deliver exceptional service.


At Oaklawn, we aspire to be the finest Racing Casino Resort destination in the region by creating memorable experiences for our guests and the community.


Oaklawn strives to make the best environment for our guests by keeping our facility