The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen FAMILY MAN: Owner Charles Cella, center, walks with family toward the infield saddling area prior to his horse Dyfly's victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 18, 2010, at Oaklawn Park. The longtime Oaklawn president died Wednesday at the age of 81.

The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen FAMILY MAN: Owner Charles Cella, center, walks with family toward the infield saddling area prior to his horse Dyfly's victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 18, 2010, at Oaklawn Park. The longtime Oaklawn president died Wednesday at the age of 81.

Oaklawn gains racing heights under Cella

By Bob Wisener
This article was published December 7, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Charles J. Cella lived long enough to see Oaklawn Park become the racetrack of his dreams -- "the Saratoga of the South," or something close.

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