Oaklawn horse racing track repaired after rains

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      HOT SPRINGS (AP) - Officials at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs say the horse racing track has been repaired following heavy weekend rains.

      Assistant General Manager David Longinotti said in a news release Tuesday that the damage appeared worse than it was and that Oaklawn will reopen Thursday.

      Thursday's races will mark the first of 5 straight racing days that will end Monday with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. Post times are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.

      The weekend rains forced officials to call off racing on Saturday and Sunday - but plans are to make up the running of Saturday's $60,000 Dixie Belle stakes on Jan. 20.

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