Tagged: oaklawn jockey club

Louis Cella to Lead Oaklawn Following Father's Death

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/20/2017 9:02 am

Louis Cella, whose family founded the Oaklawn Jockey Club in 1904, has been named president of the Hot Springs racetrack and gaming facility as well as Southwestern Enterprises Inc.

Charles J. Cella, Longtime Oaklawn Chairman, Dies at 81

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2017 10:04 am

Charles J. Cella, the longtime president and chairman of the board of the Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs, has died of complications from Parkinson's disease, the racetrack announced. He was 81.

Gary Weir: A TV Sensation, No Bozo at Business

by Kyle Massey 10/16/2017 12:00 am

While Gary Weir in his Bozo the Clown character enchanted generations of Arkansas children, Arkansas broadcast professionals emphasize that Weir also had a career beyond the red nose.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A tourism resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Oaklawn's Eric Jackson Sees Hot Springs Tourism Staying on Track

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Eric Jackson has worked in an administrative capacity at Oaklawn since 1978. In the 1980s, he helped develop the park’s interstate full-card simulcasting with merged pool wagering system. Simulcasting of this type now accounts for 80 percent of wagering placed on horse racing in North America. He became Oaklawn's general manager in 1987 and has served on Oaklawn’s board of directors since 1994.

Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

Investor Sues Van Buren Stable over Racehorse's Arkansas Pedigree

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

A Hot Springs woman who bought a $20,000 horse to race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs never got out of the gate.

‘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.

Hot Springs Board to Consider Oaklawn Expansion

by Associated Press 9/16/2013 8:55 am

The Hot Springs Board of Directors is considering a resolution this week to approve a site plan for a major expansion at Oaklawn Park.

Nicole McCain Gathers Culinary Talent To Be a Part of Arkansas à la Carte for Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Jennifer Pyron 4/1/2013 12:00 am

Nicole Bush McCain is an expert in helping the medically fragile. As a clinical science specialist for Sanofi Renal, the busy mother of two travels the state trying to improve the lives of patients on dialysis. In her spare time, she’s managed to plan the annual Arkansas à la Carte event to benefit the children and families served by Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

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.

Opponents Say Arkansas Casino Proposal Too Broad

by Associated Press 9/25/2012 8:16 am

A ballot measure that would give a professional poker player the exclusive right to operate casinos in Arkansas defines gambling so broadly that it would include some types of pinball machines and state fair games, a campaign funded by a Hot Springs horse

What To See and Do in Midtown Hot Springs

by Hot Springs Guest Guide Staff 1/9/2012 12:00 am

More entertainment, restaurants and shopping await visitors in the section of Hot Springs between downtown and the lake district.

Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs Adds to the Thrill of the Racetrack with Expanded Gaming

by Hot Springs Guest Guide Staff 1/9/2012 12:00 am

A premier thoroughbred track for more than 100 years, Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs has entered a new era of wagering, including electronic blackjack, poker and other games that make the club an attraction year-round.

De Soto, Gambling, Resorts and the Mob: A History of Hot Springs

by Hot Springs Guest Guide Staff 1/9/2012 12:00 am

It's impossible to visit Hot Springs without talking about its history. Visitors with little interest in the old days can't help but feel thousands of years of history bubbling up every minute.


by Tre Baker 11/9/2011 8:11 am

The 2012 Arkansas Derby will get national coverage as the lead-up to the Triple Crown.

Discover Arkansas: The Ouachitas

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

The Ouachitas’ largest city, Hot Springs, is known for horse racing at Oaklawn Park and for Bathhouse Row, which consists of turn-of-the-century bathhouses. The only city in the nation to encompass a national park, Hot Springs was named for the mineral waters that bubble up from 47 underground springs and maintain a consistent temperature of 143 degrees.

Oaklawn's Wallace Makes The Call - To Retire

by Chris Bahn 6/16/2011 11:45 am

Track announcer Terry Wallace is retiring after 37 years at Oaklawn. He called 20,191 consecutive races between 1975 and 2011. Here’s more from Wallace and Oaklawn on the retirement:

Horse Racing

by Tre Baker 5/11/2011 8:49 am

Jockeys mourn one of their own, Michael Baze, who was found dead Tuesday at Churchill Downs.