02/11/2011 1:24PM

Oaklawn: Preparing for Racing

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Oaklawn Park's track maintenance crew is currently harrowing the racing surface, working to break up clods with two hours to post for the first race Friday. Hot Springs was hit with five inches of snow on Wednesday, and had to scrap Thursday's program. It was the fifth consecutive lost card this meet at Oaklawn, which because of difficult weather conditions has had to call off a total of seven programs in 2011. Oaklawn has not raced since Jan. 30.

Temperatures are agreeable right now, as it is sunny and 35 degrees in Hot Springs.