Oak Grove, KY — As Oak Grove Racing and Gaming gets back to racing this weekend after battling the elements last Saturday and Sunday, which caused cancellation of races, there is important news for those entering horses this coming Friday (Nov. 1) and Saturday (Nov. 2).
With a temporary planned power outage in place though Tuesday (Oct. 29), those horsemen wishing to enter are asked to call the race office personnel on their cell phones: Race Secretary Tom Agosti at 716.553.8462, assistant race secretary Tanya Agosti at 716.510.3548 and Director of Racing Peter Szymanski at 443.235.8532.
“The planned power outage for Tuesday is to insure all is well for the infrastructure that will be back in place for racing this weekend,” said Szymanski. “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we will be back racing here at Oak Grove this weekend and the remainder of the meet.”
Szymanski also noted that horses that were entered for the races this past weekend that were canceled will get paid accordingly; those that were scheduled to race on Saturday will split the purse while those entered for Sunday will receive $200 per horse.
Also, the purses for all classes this weekend will be bumped up at $500 per class.
“It’s our way of saying thank you to all the wonderful horsemen who have supported us thus far,” said Szymanski.
Post time for this weekend’s races is set for 1:05 p.m.