Arkansas Derby Schedule
Each year horse racing fans eagerly await the start of the race season and the Arkansas
Derby is typically the signifier that the season is just getting underway. Even casual horse racing fans get caught up in
the action, placing bets and feverishly cheering on their picks for the race. There is nothing quite like being at the track
and hearing the announcer cry, "...And away they go!" For a few short minutes the entire racetrack is glued to the track pulling
for whichever horse tickled their fancy whether it was the way it paraded around the promenade, the horse's record, the jockey's
record, the trainer's record, or merely the name of the horse which carries some sort of personal significance. Do not miss
the chance to attend the Arkansas Derby in 2014.
This year's Arkansas Derby will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014
at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Oaklawn Park Race Track has been one of the favorite tracks for jockeys, horses,
and bettors since it first opened in 1906. In its more than a century of existence Oaklawn Park Race Track and specifically
the Arkansas Derby has seen some of the true legends of the sport compete and this year's field should be no different. The
spring weather in Hot Springs is beautiful and there is no reason not to make the trip to Oaklawn Park for the 2014 Arkansas
Derby so get your tickets from StubHub today.
The moment you enter Oaklawn Park Race Track you
will know that you have entered a new world. Full of horse racing enthusiasts, jockeys, breeders, trainers, owners, and admirers,
the Arkansas Derby is a home away from home for anyone with even the slightest interest in equestrian events. Feel free to
roam the grounds to examine out the horses before the competition starts, picking out a favorite to root for or just to admire
the magnificent beauty of the animals. For thousands of years humans have been training horses and breeding them to perform
acts of strength, speed and coordination to perfection. Stepping foot into the Arkansas Derby allows a ticket holder to appreciate
the culmination of millennia of hard work and collaboration between man and beast and feel connected to thousands of years
of human history. There is simply no other experience in the world of equestrianism that matches the thrill and majesty of
the Arkansas Derby, so be sure to make your way to Hot Springs, Arkansas in April to be part of the start of another thrilling
horse racing season.
Horse racing has been around since ancient Greece, Babylonia, Egypt, and Syria.
There is something about the beauty and power of horses and taming them that has aroused the imagination of humans for millennia
and the relationship between the two species has not waned a bit over the years. Horse racing was first part of the Olympics
in 648 B.C. in Greece. Known as the Sport of Kings, horse racing has always been popular among the aristocrats and rulers
of societies all over the world and these days it has opened up to be appreciated by people from all walks of life.
At the Arkansas Derby each year it is hard to tell who is more excited, the jockeys, the trainers,
the owners, or the fans. This makes for wonderful interactions between people of all levels of involvement in and knowledge
of horse racing and an opportunity for horse lovers to find out everything they ever wanted to know about racing or just horses
in general. Fans who have previously attended the show have left eager to come back the following April to meet up with old
friends as well as to see what the following year's competition will have to offer. The ability to wager at horse racing provides
a thrill for every fan whether they have a favorite horse or not. After bets are placed and the horses are set in the starting
positions the tension in the air continues to build and build until the gate open and the race begins. The grandstands erupt
in an explosion of cheers that continue as the horses speed down the stretch and across the finish line. Even after the race
is done the nervous energy is not fully extinguished until the results are made official and winning bettors head to the cashiers
to turn in their tickets and collect their spoils.
Arkansas Derby History
The Arkansas Derby held its
inaugural event in 1936 and has since become one of the premiere events in the sport. Many of the winners of the Arkansas
Derby have gone on to win some of the biggest events of the year including Triple Crown events like the Preakness, the Kentucky
Derby, and the Belmont Stakes. This year's winner could be the horse that becomes a household name come summertime.
Arkansas Derby History