Charles J. Cella, Longtime Oaklawn Chairman, Dies at 81 by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 12/6/2017 10:04 am Updated 4 months ago Charles J. Cella, the longtime president and chairman of the board of the Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs, has died of complications from Parkinson's disease, the racetrack announced. He was 81. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.