HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - It's been quite the season so far at Oaklawn. The track has lost seven days due to rain, ice and snow, including opening weekend.
But the track isn't losing hope, and with a month and half left of the season, this weekend marks a turning point for Oaklawn.
A little rain Friday didn't stop race fans from coming out to place a bet.
"The weather doesn't bother us one way or the other," said Paul Rhodes.
Rhodes and a few of his friends make the trip to Hot Springs each year, a fun road trip that's become something of a tradition.
While the weather out of the gate has cost them days, Director of Racing, David Longinotti, says with the Rebel Stakes this weekend, and big tourism events just a few days away, the track is staying positive.