WEBN Stakes Rescheduled After Turfway Cancels
Turfway Park's cancellation of live racing Saturday prompted racing officials to reschedule the featured $50,000 WEBN Stakes, which will be run next Saturday, Feb. 7. Nominations will be retaken for the rescheduled WEBN and will close Wednesday, Feb. 4, with entries drawn the following day, Thursday, Feb. 5. The Likely Exchange Stakes, already scheduled for Feb. 7, also will be run that day as planned. The cancellation Saturday is the second consecutive full-card cancellation and the third since the winter/spring meet began Jan. 1. Saturday's cancellation was due again to extreme cold. Despite sunny skies the temperature remained near zero an hour before scheduled post time and the high was forecast to be only 18 degrees. According to racing secretary Richard Leigh, Turfway will run 12 races on Fridays beginning February 6, two more than usual, and/or will bring back the missed races as extras. The track continues its regular simulcast schedule.