Oaklawn cancels Jan. 19 races due to cold track conditions

Jan. 19, 2018 nine-race card has been cancelled due to track conditions. Live racing resumes Jan. 20 with a 1 p.m. first post.

Hot Springs, Ark. (KTHV) - Oaklawn management has canceled Friday, January 19's nine-race card due to track conditions.

Temperatures were record lows Tuesday and Wednesday and only slightly warmer on Thursday.

The track has not thawed completely and for the safety of the horses and horsemen, the decision was made to cancel racing.

Oaklawn will remain open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 6 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday, Jan. 20 with a 1:00 p.m. first post. 

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