HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (March 16, 2013) - Led by Graded stakes winners Super Ninety Nine and Oxbow, a field of 11 will chase the lucrative purse and Kentucky Derby points this weekend in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.
Also today, My Miss Aurelia, the 2011 champion juvenile filly, who just missed being named the 2012 champion 3-year-old filly, will begin her 4-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes.
Oaklawn will open its infield the last five Saturdays of the season from Rebel Stakes Day through Arkansas Derby Day. Admission to the infield is free with $2 general admission and patrons can enjoy the Beer Garden, live music and Kids Zone with family friendly activities and concessions.
Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome in infield only, but coolers are not.
The special events in the infield, include:
March 16 - Boat Show courtesy of Bradford Marine
March 23 - Outdoors Expo and Blanket Giveaway - free with paid admission while supplies last
March 30 - Antique Car Show with the Hot Springs Cruisers Club
April 6 - College Day and Arkansas State Baggo Competition
April 13 - Arkansas Derby Day