Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., will put on four $1 million races next year after announcing the purses for both the Oaklawn and Apple Blossom handicaps would hit the seven&#45;figure mark for 2020. Those races will now stand alongside the $1 million Arkansas Derby and $1 million Rebel as the richest offerings of the meet.Oaklawn, which has casino gaming and sports betting, plans to offer a total of 33 stakes during the 2020 season, which opens Jan. 24. Those races will be worth a track&#45;record $10.7 million. The 57&#45;date meet runs through May 2.The Arkansas Derby had been the lone $1 million race at Oaklawn, but last year the track announced the purse of the Rebel also would be worth that amount. However, the Rebel ended up being split into divisions this year and each division was worth $750,000. For the 2020 meet, Oaklawn has again designated the Rebel as a $1 million race.The Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, for 4&#45;year&#45;olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, and the Grade 1 Apple Blossom, for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles, will share a card April 18. Last year, the races were on separate programs and each was worth $750,000.The Oaklawn Handicap and Apple Blossom remain part of the Racing Festival of the South, which will stretch over eight calendar days in 2020. It is set to extend from the April 10 running of the Grade 3 Fantasy for 3&#45;year&#45;old fillies through the Apple Blossom and Oaklawn handicaps. The purse of the Fantasy has been boosted from $500,000 to $600,000.The Arkansas Derby anchors the second day of the festival, April 11, on a card of four stakes that includes the Grade 3, $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap and the $250,000 Oaklawn Mile for 4&#45;year&#45;olds and up, which was introduced in 2019.The Arkansas Derby also serves as the fourth and final leg of the 3&#45;year&#45;old stakes program at Oaklawn. In the past, the races have carried qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby, starting with the $150,000 Smarty Jones at one mile on Jan. 24. The series continues with the Grade 3 Southwest, a 1 1/16&#45;mile race Feb. 17 that has had its purse boosted from $500,000 to $750,000, and the Grade 2 Rebel at 1 1/16 miles on March 14.An additional race for 3&#45;year&#45;olds, the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational, will close out the meet May 2. Last season for its inaugural running, the 1 1/8&#45;mile race carried a berth into the Preakness Stakes.Oaklawn will introduce a new 1 1/2&#45;mile race for 4&#45;year&#45;olds and up on March 13. Called the Temperence Hill, it will have a purse of $125,000. The track also is bringing back the $100,000 Pippin after a short hiatus, with the one&#45;mile race for fillies and mares set for Jan. 25. It will share a card with the $100,000 Fifth Season for 4&#45;year&#45;olds and up at the same distance, with the races the first local stepping&#45;stones to next year&rsquo;s richer Apple Blossom and Oaklawn handicaps.