On April 4, the Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village sponsored the fifth race at Oaklawn Park as part of its “Hot Springs Village Rotary Day.”
Mary Christians facilitated the event, which enabled 41 Rotarians to spend an afternoon inside the Carousel Club, noshing at a huge buffet with comfortable seating and easy access to betting booths.
Winning the mile-long fifth race was Johnny’s Choice, a thoroughbred trained by Robertino Diedero and ridden by jockey David Cohen.
HSV Rotary president Steve Wright and 12 fellow Rotarians presented the winner with a commemorative crystal plate, as the big screen on the track’s infield flashed pictures and text explaining Hot Springs Village Rotary Club’s sponsorship of the event.