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Author Topic: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?  (Read 473 times)

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trough

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When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« on: May 06, 2017, 06:57:47 pm »

I thinks it is long overdue to buck tradition and add a turf track at Oaklawn. This would open the door for a fall meet, in which the weather is at its best. They would get a Breeders Cup, and could show the Razorback football games on the infield. Has this already been beaten down?
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 08:17:48 pm »

I thinks it is long overdue to buck tradition and add a turf track at Oaklawn. This would open the door for a fall meet, in which the weather is at its best. They would get a Breeders Cup, and could show the Razorback football games on the infield. Has this already been beaten down?
Don't think it will happen as long as Cella owns Oaklawn.
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 08:44:55 pm »

Let me know where the turf course goes through the first turn.
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 08:58:57 pm »

I don't think it will ever happen.  If it ain't broke don't fix it...Oaklawn has it going on plus the Cella family will never sell and they are traditionalists.
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 10:26:36 pm »

How hard would it be to maintain in January, February  and March?
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 08:50:42 am »

I think they should do a short meet, early March through Derby day....then do a September thru mid November meet. They obviously have the purses to play with the big boys now.
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 09:31:05 am »

They have been buying up all the land behind the track.   The track would have to be completely reconfigured for a turf course to fit in.  I prefer turf racing to dirt any day.
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 12:55:26 am »

The cellas whole family isnt traditionalists.   Old man cella is.  The sons want to do a lot of things that are shot down by the dad.   We will start seeing some changes when he is gone.   And a turf track isn't part of these changes.
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Re: When will Oaklawn put a turf track in?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 12:04:10 pm »

To answer the OP's question, The Twelfth of Never
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