inclement weather

Santa Anita Cancels Presidents' Day Card

With a forecast calling for significant rainfall, officials at Santa Anita Park have canceled Monday's Presidents' Day program at the track. The nine-race program on Sunday will proceed as scheduled, with a first post at 12:30 p.m. PT. The track will remain open Monday for simulcasting in the Grandstand Paddock Room beginning at 10 a.m., with free parking and admission. Races carded for Monday, including the $100,000 Tiznow S., will be offered as extras on the overnights for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-25. Similarly rainy conditions forced the cancellation...

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Santa Anita's Friday Program Canceled

With training suspended since Sunday due to historic rainfall from a series of storms, Santa Anita Park, in consultation with its horsemen, postponed Friday's nine-race card to give time for horses to return to a normal routine before this weekend's races. The Friday races will be offered back next Thursday. Per CHRB rules, they will be re-drawn when entries are taken this Saturday. "With training suspended for the last four days, per the CHRB protocols only joggers will be allowed on Thursday and we return to regular training Friday morning,"...

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Forecast Rains Force Cancellation of Sunday Racing at Santa Anita; Stakes Rescheduled

With a forecast that calls for more than two inches of rainfall Sunday, officials at Santa Anita Park have preemptively canceled live racing scheduled for that afternoon. The program was to feature the GIII $100,000 Las Virgenes S. for 3-year-old fillies and the GIII San Marcos S. for older male turf horses. Those two races have been rescheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 10, with the races to be redrawn Wednesday, Feb. 7. Saturday's forecast calls for no such inclement weather and racing will go on as planned. Four graded contests...

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With More Rain Forecast, No Saturday Turf Racing in NY; Athenia Rescheduled

With a forecast calling for additional rain in the greater metropolitan New York area for Friday and Saturday, officials at the New York Racing Association elected not to card any turf races for Saturday's live racing program at Aqueduct. The featured Athenia S., a listed event for older fillies and mares at nine furlongs will instead take place next Friday, Oct. 27. There has been measurable rain in New York on each of the last seven Saturdays and according to information from NYRA spokesperson Patrick McKenna, a total of 16.68...

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Monmouth At Meadowlands Canceled for Saturday

Edited Press Release The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands card scheduled for tonight, Saturday, Oct. 7, has been canceled due to inclement weather, track officials announced. The final two live racing days of the abbreviated meet will take place next Friday and Saturday Oct. 13 and 14. First race post time both nights is 7 p.m. for the six-race cards. When racing does resume on Friday, there will be a single jackpot Pick 6 carryover of $21,920. If there is not a single ticket winner that night there will be a mandatory payout...

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Aqueduct's Belmont at the Big A Card Cancelled Saturday Due to Weather

Live racing has been cancelled Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack as hazardous weather is forecasted for the area, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced in a release late Friday afternoon. High winds and significant rainfall are expected in the New York metropolitan area and are expected to create inclement weather conditions on Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for sustained high winds with gusts up to 40 MPH and heavy rainfall throughout the day. Saturday's race card for the Belmont at the Big A meet was scheduled...

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Saratoga Abandons Remainder of Card Due to Weather

With the field for the Aug. 4 GII National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. at Saratoga Race Course circling in the paddock for several minutes due to lightning, New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials decided to cancel the remainder of Friday's card due to inclement weather. Races 8-11, including the Hall of Fame S., were called off at approximately 5:15 p.m. ET. The race prior, the GIII Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. won by Elusive Princess (Martinborough {Jpn}), did run as expected, although it was contested in pouring...

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Live Racing at Fair Grounds Canceled Friday

After running the first race, the decision was made to cancel the rest of Friday's card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots due to inclement weather. Live racing will resume on Saturday, Mar. 18 with nine races scheduled to begin at the regular post time of 1:15 p.m. CT.

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Ferndale Loses Fight in CHRB Race Dates Disagreement

Months of contentious jockeying over whether Ferndale (Humboldt County Fair) should run its second of two weeks of racing at the end of August un-overlapped with its Northern California compatriot, Golden Gate Fields (GGF), ended in defeat for the small rural track. In a 5-1 vote during Thursday's California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) meeting, the board decided that during the week running Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, Humboldt and GGF would field simultaneous race meets. Ferndale will run the first of two scheduled weeks of racing this year, from Aug....

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Woodbine Cancels Most of Sunday's Card

Woodbine Entertainment was forced to cancel races 3-10 on Sunday's card at the Etobicoke track due to inclement weather. The first two races were conducted under "clear" weather, according to the Equibase charts, but a significant amount of snow was on the ground and the Weather Network said up to 15 more inches of lake-effect snow could fall before the end of the day. The temperature was listed at -5 degrees in Celsius, or approximately 23 degrees in Fahrenheit. Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday, Nov. 24.

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Weather Forces Kentucky Downs Cancellations (Updated)

Extreme weather forced Kentucky Downs to cancel the last four races on Saturday's card, including the $1-million GIII WinStar Mint Million S. The Franklin, Ky. track will now hold the Mint Million Saturday, Sept. 10. The $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile, which was also scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 14. Nominations have reopened for both stakes and will close Sunday, Sept. 4. All horses originally nominated to the two black-type events will automatically be renominated. The track has also decided to delay Sunday's card due to...

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Weather Forces Oaklawn to Again Reschedule Graded Stakes

Oaklawn, beset by frigid weather which necessitated the cancelling of live racing Friday-Monday, has further altered its stakes schedule to accommodate the extended weather forecast. The featured graded black-type events of Presidents' Day weekend--the GIII Bayakoa S., GIII Razorback H., and GIII Southwest S.--all originally rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, have all been moved again to Sunday, Feb. 21, to take advantage of the best conditions available. In addition, the Dixie Belle S., which was set for Feb. 13, has now been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 20, the same day...

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