In anticipation of bad weather, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races have canceled live racing for the evening of Nov. 26.
Live racing at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been canceled June 29 due to a lack of entries and for July 5 because of a shortage of "race-ready" horses, according to a release.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for March 8 due to inclement weather.
Due to a winter storm blanketing the East Coast, racing has been canceled March 6 at Laurel Park.
Due to an impending winter storm, Aqueduct Racetrack in New York and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Pennsylvania have canceled live racing cards.
Live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 25 was canceled because of a forecast for extreme cold, the New York Racing Association said.
Citing extreme cold temperatures, the New York Racing Association has canceled racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Thursday, Jan. 24.
Parx Racing in Philadelphia and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races both canceled their scheduled racing.
Live racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was canceled Jan. 10, due to severe thunderstorms throughout the New Orleans area.
Live racing at Aqueduct, Penn National, and Charles Town was canceled Dec. 29 due to a pending storm expected to bring snow and rain to the region.
Because of a storm that brought heavy rain and left the track unsuitable for racing, Turf Paradise canceled racing a third straight day Monday, Dec. 17.
For the second straight day Nov. 8, live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been canceled as a result of a nor'easter that passed through New England and left behind several inches of wet snow.
Live racing in the Northeast has been cancelled for at least two days due to Hurricane Sandy.
Delaware Park has cancelled live racing Oct. 24, the second time within a month the track has taken such action due to insufficient entries.
Delaware Park announced its live racing card for Thursday, Sept. 27, has been cancelled due to insufficient entries.
Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.
The live racing card at Delaware Park was canceled following the second race July 19 after a storm producing intense lightning and heavy showers hit the area.
Citing a forecast that calls for extreme heat and humidity, Suffolk Downs has canceled live racing for Tuesday, July 17.
A heat wave that has forced cancellations and delayed post times along the East Coast led Delaware Park to cancel live racing for July 7.
Churchill Downs has canceled live racing for June 28 because of predicted triple-digit temperatures.
The final day of the Belmont Park fall meet has been lost in the aftermath of a winter-like storm that hit the Northeast Oct. 29.
A smaller horse population as its 2011 meet nears an end was cited for cancellation of live racing Oct. 27 at Thistledown.
Delaware Park canceled live racing for Sept. 28 after it was unable to attract enough horses to fill the card.
Monmouth Park dodged serious damage during the worst of Hurricane Irene, which hit New Jersey and caused evacuations, road closures, and flooding.
The New York Racing Association said there will be no live racing at Saratoga Sunday, Aug. 28 because of the oncoming Hurricane Irene.
Several racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region already have canceled racing and full-card simulcasts for Aug. 27-28 as Hurricane Irene heads up the East Coast from Florida and the Carolinas.
Due to extreme heat conditions live Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine and Colonial Downs was canceled July 21, and Monmouth Park rescheduled its July 22 program for July 25.
River Downs near Cincinnati, Ohio has canceled live racing for Wednesday, June 22, due to the rain-soaked track conditions as a result of recent thunderstorms in the area.
Citing an insufficient number of entries, Suffolk Downs has canceled the Wednesday, May 25 live racing card. The day will be restored at a date to be determined later in the meet.
Delaware Park, which just began its 2011 meet April 30, has canceled live racing for May 10 because of a lack of entries.
River Downs near Cincinnati plans to open for live racing May 13, two weeks later than scheduled because of severe Ohio River flooding.
Oaklawn Park reported increases in attendance, pari-mutuel handle, and purses for its 2011 meet, which was impacted early on by weather-related cancellations.
Oaklawn Park again canceled live racing for Friday, Feb. 11, because of track conditions. It was the eighth cancellation of the young meet at the Arkansas racetrack.
Weather and track conditions are forcing cancellations at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Parx Racing, two Pennsylvania racetracks.
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., announced it has canceled its Thursday, Feb. 3, live racing program because of weather, but will remain open for simulcast racing and gaming.
Another snowstorm scheduled to hit the Northeast Jan. 26 has prompted the New York Racing Association to accelerate post times for live racing at Aqueduct. Meanwhile, Laurel Park and Charles Town canceled live racing.
Aqueduct and Penn National canceled live racing for Jan. 21 because of a snowstorm moving through the Northeast.
Citing a developing winter storm, Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., and Oaklawn Park in Arkansas have canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 20.
Citing "lingering effects" from a six-inch snowfall last weekend and bitterly cold temperatures that have kept the track closed for training all week, Oaklawn Park has cancelled the Jan. 14 opening day of the 2011 meet.
Portland Meadows in Oregon canceled live racing for Jan. 3-4 because of freezing temperatures in the area.
The first day of racing on Aqueduct's inner track that ushers in the winter meet has been delayed after the New York Racing Association announced live racing would be canceled Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Sub-freezing temperatures and the resulting track condition led Portland Meadows to cancel live racing for Nov. 23.
For the second day in a row, New York's Belmont Park has cancelled live racing.
Heavy rain and high winds from a storm moving up the East Coast led Belmont Park in New York to cancel live racing and full-card simulcasts for Sept. 30.
Due to power outages in the neighboring Averill Park community, Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., canceled live racing and simulcasting July 16.
With a predicted temperature of 100 degrees and a slightly higher heat index, racetracks in the Northeast canceled or curtailed live racing programs.
- By Tom LaMarra
A steep drop in the number of race days contributed to double-digits declines in pari-mutuel handle and purses in February.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is having a hard time getting its 2010 meet under way.
Aqueduct, which had already canceled live racing for Friday, Feb. 26, has also canceled the Saturday, Feb. 27 card, citing snow and wind from a major winter storm that has blasted the Northeast.
The Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents' Day card at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas was cancelled following the fourth race due to cold temperatures and unsafe track conditions.
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