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Oaklawn Scaring Up Freaky Fun in October

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Hot Springs, Ark. – From start to finish, October is sure to offer plenty of thrills and excitement at Oaklawn starting with a traditional Oktoberfest party and ending with a Halloween Bash complete with a costume contest. The Oktoberfest celebration kicks off the month Sunday, Oct. 1 with a $5,000 drawing from 6 – 10 p.m., a $4.99 German dinner in Lagnia[...]

Oaklawn Rewards Launches May 1

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 Oaklawn patrons asked and we listened. To better serve guests, Oaklawn Rewards, a three-tiered program that rewards customers based on their play, will launch Monday, May 1. Oaklawn players will now qualify for Silver, Gold or Elite status based on their level of play over the course of one calendar year. Among the benefits all membership levels will re[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Milena Erceg

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Watch out fellas — She’s got the beauty and the brains! Meet Milena Erceg of Oaklawn. Being the first employee interviewed at Oaklawn for our February feature – she made for an inviting and comfortable experience. She is a personable person with a steady demeanor; a delight to be around. Milena moved to Chicago from Yugoslavia in 1971. In 1978, she mov[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Inez Hunter

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From Malvern Arkansas, Inez Hunter is a Supervisor Mutuel Teller at Oaklawn, a place she began working 35 years ago as a teller. Inez was led to Oaklawn by mention of a friend. “I love it; the people, the teammates.” The camaraderie is fluid throughout all of the staff at Oaklawn. Through the experience of meeting them, a mutual respect and love for th[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Deborah Lokanc

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woman finding a home away from home, but nonetheless connected with her Kentucky roots, Deborah Lokanc from Louisville is the Director of Horseman Relations.  In 2002, she received a call at Churchill Downs from Bob Holthus, an American Thoroughbred trainer, and shortly thereafter graced Oaklawn with her warming presence. Deborah accommodates anyth[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Kim & Yossi Barron

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Beginning as an assistant manager at the track kitchen 25 years ago, Yossi Barron from Israel is now Oaklawn’s Director of Purchasing. Keeping it in the family, Yossi is married to Kim Barron of Florida, Oaklawn’s Director of Marketing and employee of 33 years. She ended up at Oaklawn by working seasonally for a catering company. The two met at Oaklaw[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd — Lou H. Siegel

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ou Siegel has spent the last 15 years at Oaklawn as the Guest Relations Manager, or as he playfully calls it – the “BS Artist”. It doesn’t take long to catch on that Lou is the booming personality of the hustle and bustle of the live racing season, which began on Friday the 13th of October this year. Hailing from Little Rock, Lou found himself at O[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast

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By Maura Montez :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   his year Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs opened on a cold and foggy Friday the 13th in January to a lively crowd for its 113th year running.   There were no superstitious concerns from the thousands of people entering the gates and in the concourse bustling from the energy of f[...]