Gulfstream Cancels Final Two Races
Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2008 3:03 PM
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:20 PM
A series of power surges that first struck Gulfstream Park midway through the seventh race Jan. 18 led to the cancellation of the final two live races of the program.
The electrical problems, which originated from an undetermined source outside the property, also led to the closing of Gulfstream’s casinos, poker room, and restaurants.
Bill Murphy, track president and general manager, said the races may be made up later in the meet, which closes April 20, and that the problems are not expected to affect the Jan. 19 Thoroughbred racing card nor Gulfstream Park’s other attractions.
“Our people, in conjunction with Tri-City Electric and Florida Power and Light, have been working diligently and early testing indicates the problem has been solved,” he said in a statement. “We apologize to our guests for this inconvenience and, barring the unforeseen, we have every expectation that we will be open for business Saturday.”
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