At this time of year, excitement abounds at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs as thoroughbred horses race around the track there. Since beginning operations more than a century ago, Oaklawn remains one of Arkansas's most popular touist desinations. However, many may not know that Clark County had a race track of its own which pre-dated Oaklawn by almost 100 years!
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