03/05/2015 7:57AM

Oaklawn cancels Thursday card


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – There will be no live racing at Oaklawn Park on Thursday, according to track spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt, after a winter storm moved into the area overnight. The cancellation is the seventh of the meet, with all of the programs lost due to freezing temperatures.

Oaklawn was forced to cancel cards last Friday and Saturday. The track also lost opening weekend Jan. 9-11 and its popular Presidents Day card Feb. 16.

Oaklawn has added two Wednesday programs to the meet, March 18 and 25. If there are no more cancellations, the Oaklawn season will be 52 dates in length. The meet runs through April 11.

Oaklawn on Wednesday was hit with rain throughout the day. It was 22 degrees early Thursday morning, according to The Weather Channel, with snow on the ground. The Weather Channel is calling for a high of 37 degrees Thursday, but temperatures are forecast to drop back down to 14 degrees overnight. The high for Friday is 42.