Beulah Park, the Grove City, Ohio, racetrack that has been stymied by weather and track conditions this winter, has lost 17 full or partial racing programs this year alone.
On March 12, Beulah Park announced live racing for March 14-15 has been canceled because of track conditions. The cancellations are the 11th consecutive and 17th full or partial card lost due to track or weather conditions, officials said.
Beulah Park will remain open for simulcasting every day and night, with live racing scheduled to resume March 17 with first post time of 12:55 p.m. EDT.
Beulah Park owner Charlie Ruma said March 10 a repetitive freeze-and-thaw cycle has rendered the surface unsafe. The base of the surface is frozen.
Much of Ohio was blasted by a foot-high snowfall March 7-8, and the Columbus area wasn’t spared. Since then, the temperature has warmed and rain has fallen.
In February, Beulah Park management added Friday racing in March to make up for some lost programs. If track conditions and weather allow, the first Friday card would now be held March 21. There has been no indication whether programs will be made up or races added during the meet, which concludes May 3.