1) The Arkansas Derby is a Grade 1 race restricted to 3-year-olds
held at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is run at a distance
of 1 1/8 miles.
2) The race was run for the first time in 1936. The current purse
is $1 million. In 2004, a $5 million bonus was offered to any colt to
sweep the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn and go on to win
the Kentucky Derby. Smarty Jones completed that trifecta...