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Ten Things You Should Know: Arkansas Derby

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...


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