Keyword: Louis Cella

  • A crowd of 37,500 enjoys the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Oaklawn Reports Record Rebel Day Handle

    Total pari-mutuel handle on the 10-race Rebel Day March 17 card at Oaklawn Park was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, eclipsing marks set from last year's corresponding program, despite one fewer race.

  • Louis A. Cella is the new president of Oaklawn Park and Southwestern Enterprises

    Louis Cella New President of Oaklawn Park

    Louis A. Cella, whose family founded the Oaklawn Jockey Club in 1904, has been named president of the Hot Springs, Ark. racetrack and gaming facility as well as Southwestern Enterprises, the parent company of Oaklawn.

  • Instant Racing Handle Nears $100M Mark

    RaceTech, the company behind Instant Racing, expects to top the $100-million mark in total handle sometime this year. Instant Racing--basically pari-mutuel video lottery terminals--went online early in 2000 at Oaklawn Park and Southland Greyhound Park in Arkansas.

  • Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella.

    Centennial (Cella)bration: Oaklawn Turns 100

    Brainstorming for ideas to celebrate Oaklawn Park's centennial in 2004, track owner Charles Cella turned into the $6-million man late last summer. At the ripe old age of 67, Cella stunned his colleagues when he said he was going to offer a $5-million bonus to any 3-year-old that swept Oaklawn's Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and then won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He also raised the purse of the Arkansas Derby to $1 million.

  • Instant Racing Gets OK for Use at Wyoming Facilities

    Instant Racing, launched in Arkansas three years ago, was approved for use at pari-mutuel facilities by the Wyoming Racing Commission July 11. The devices, which resemble video lottery terminals but are linked to pari-mutuel pools, will first be installed at an off-track betting parlor operated by Wyoming Downs.

  • Instant Racing Approved for Oregon Racetracks

    Instant Racing, a pari-mutuel video lottery game currently offered at racetracks in Arkansas, has been approved by the Oregon Racing Commission for use at the state's racetracks. Oregon is the second state to approve the devices.