The Arkansas Derby is a popular American Thoroughbred Grade I stakes race open to three year olds and deemed to be of one of the most important preps for the Kentucky Derby prospects. The event is hosted at Oakland Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas during the month of April. Run on dirt, the race boasts a large purse worth $1,000,000. This makes the race a good source of graded stakes earnings for horse bettors on the bubble. You can find more information about major Stakes races on horse racing games portals.
The 2010 Arkansas Derby held on a fine Saturday afternoon of 10 April was a fast-paced, race loaded with lots of action and an exciting finish by Line of David. The amazing champion, jockeyed by Jon Court and trained by John Sadler, dominated the race from the very onset and eventually won by a neck. The race attracted a mob of 61,531 excited spectators and was one of the closest Arkansas Derby finishes in the 74 year history of the race. If you too are looking forward to raking in some good money through Stakes races, then go through the online 2010 Stakes schedule available on virtual horse racing games websites.
The first Arkansas Derby run in 1936 offered a purse of $5,000 and was won by Holl Image. The Arkansas Derby’s list of distinguished victors swanks names of famous race horses such as Temperence Hill, Victory Gallop, Sunny’s Halo and Smarty Jones. Elocutionist, Tank’s Prospect, Pine Bluff as well as Concern are some of the other racing superstars that won the race. All of them have won great American Classic Races including the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes as well as Breeders’ Cup Classic. If you too are interested in knowing more about the history of the Arkansas Derby, then visit the horse racing games websites.
With the three contending race horses; Baker & Mack’s Dublin, WinStar farm’s Super Saver and Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Line of David, head apart in midstretch, the 2010 Arkansas Derby was wide open. Line of David won the 1 and 1/8 mile track in 1:49, thereby raising his career earnings to $662,000 and in all probability securing a position for himself in the Kentucky Derby which is to be held on 1 May, Saturday. The results for the 2010 Arkansas Derby are available on websites featuring latest horse racing games and news.