Oaklawn Park 2022-23 Racing Schedule and Biggest Graded Stakes

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Oaklawn Park 2022-23 racing schedule & biggest graded stakes.
Oaklawn Park 2022-23 racing schedule & biggest graded stakes. / Coady Photography
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Oaklawn Park racing started earlier again this year, and the 68-day racing schedule runs from Dec. 9 through Kentucky Derby day May 6, 2023. The Hotsprings, AR track hosts 45 stakes races offering purses of $13.75 million - the greatest number of stakes races and the highest stakes purses in its history. The total purse distribution for the five-month meet is projected to top $50 million.

FanDuel Racing has you covered for the biggest races, including the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby on April 1 held during the Racing Festival of the South. Three other graded stakes races have purses of at least $1 million.

Horse racing at Oaklawn is mostly three days a week Friday through Sunday, plus holidays. The track adds Thursday racing in March during the heart of the meet. The Oaklawn dirt track is a one-mile oval with two different finish lines, and there is no turf course.

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Oaklawn Park Graded Stakes Races 2023

1. $750,000 Southwest Stakes (Jan. 28)

Grade 3 for 3-year-olds - 1 1/16 miles

2. $250,000 Bayakoa Stakes (Feb. 4)

Grade 3 for older Fillies & Mares - 1 1/16 miles

3. $600,000 Razorback Handicap (Feb. 18)

Grade 3 for older horses 4 & up - 1 1/16 miles

4. $1 million Rebel Stakes (Feb. 25)

Grade 2 for 3-year-olds - 1 1/16 miles

5. $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (Feb. 25)

Grade 3 for 3-year-old Fillies - 1 1/16 miles

6. $350,000 Azeri Stakes (March 11)

Grade 2 for older Fillies & Mares - 1 1/16 miles

7. $500,000 Essex Handicap (March 18)

Grade 3 for older horses 4 & up - 1 1/16 miles

8. $200,000 Whitmore Stakes (March 18)

Grade 3 for older horses 4 & up - 6 furlongs

9. $1.25 million Arkansas Derby (April 1)

Grade 1 for 3-year-olds - 1 1/8 miles

10. $600,000 Fantasy Stakes (April 1)

Grade 3 for 3-year-old Fillies - 1 1/16 miles

11. $400,000 Oaklawn Mile (April 1)

Grade 3 for older horses 4 & up - 1 mile

12. $1 million Apple Blossom Handicap (April 15)

Grade 1 for older Fillies & Mares - 1 1/16 miles

13. $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (April 15)

Grade 3 for older horses 4 & up - 6 furlongs

14. $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (April 22)

Grade 2 for older horses 4 & up - 1 1/8 miles

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