HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.
“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”
Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m.
Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post.