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Oaklawn cancels races this weekend

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Oaklawn Park has canceled live

thoroughbred racing at the track this weekend because of snow.

The announcement Friday means the operation will go a week

without horses on the track or bettors at the windows. Racing also

was canceled Thursday and Friday because the track was frozen

following 3 inches of rain and three days of below-freezing

temperatures.

Oaklawn general manager of racing David Longinotti said the

track's plans to resume racing on Saturday and Sunday were wiped

out when 3 inches of snow fell Friday.

The track has canceled live racing for six days this season,

more than 10 percent of its 56-day live-racing season.

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