Tagged: oaklawn jockey club

‘Any Willing Provider' Bill Returns, This Time Without Wilson Off to Races

by Mark Friedman 3/31/2014 12:00 am

A bill that has occupied lawyers for a full decade might have been a mere blip in the state's long legislative history had Nick Wilson, the powerful and ultimately disgraced state senator from Pocahontas, not been so eager to get to the horse races on one particular day in February 1995.

Top Jockeys to Attend Tourism Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2013 12:00 am

Some of the nation's top jockeys are scheduled to attend the Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism in Hot Springs, which runs through Tuesday.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2013: Bill Cravens

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Somehow, when Bill Cravens tells his story of how a University of Arkansas-trained industrial engineer ended up with a career-spanning relationship with the Oaklawn Jockey Club, spent time working as a certified public accountant, ran and merged banks and then came out of a heart-attack-induced retirement to guide Alltel Information Services and help found a community bank, it all adds up.