Tagged: oaklawn jockey club

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.

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