Unexpected heavy rains forced the New York Racing Association to cancel the final six races at Belmont Park June 17 to ensure the safety of all participants.
With more than five inches of rain, local flooding, and high winds in the forecast for the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park officials announced Feb. 16 that the eight-race card for Feb. 17 has been cancelled.
With as much as three inches of rain expected to hit Southern California Jan. 22, Santa Anita Park was forced to cancel its eight-race Sunday card.
A major winter weather system that brought freezing rain, snow, and icy conditions Jan. 7-8, led Portland Meadows track officials and horsemen to cancel racing for Jan. 9.
Because of the continued residual impact of Winter Storm Helena in the New York metropolitan area, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing for Jan. 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate will not run in the San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) as planned, trainer Bob Baffert said, because the Santa Anita Park main track will be "too wet."
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Turfway Park, Parx Racing, and Portland Meadows all cancelled their entire race cards Dec. 18 cards because of inclement weather.
Winter conditions including snow, sleet, and freezing rain forced the cancellation of the nine-race live program at Laurel Park Dec. 17.
For the second night in a row, live racing at Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., was cancelled Saturday, Oct. 1, as a result of rain in the New York metropolitan area.
With heavy rain hitting East Rutherford, N.J. throughout the day, the Meadowlands has cancelled live racing for Sept. 30.
Racing at Ruidoso Downs was canceled Aug. 6 following a torrential downpour with hail that hit the track several minutes before horses were set to come on to the track for the first race. The heavy rain lasted about 30 minutes.
Ellis Park canceled its last two races July 29 after a thunderstorm blew through the area, causing overflowed drains and standing water on the track.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been granted approval by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to make up five racing programs that were cancelled earlier in the year because of adverse weather conditions.
An excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service led Parx Racing to cancel its July 25 live racing program.
Due to extreme temperatures and a heat index exceeding 110 degrees forecast for the evening, Canterbury Park has canceled live racing for July 21, its next scheduled racing program.
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Ongoing issues with track resurfacing and inclement weather have forced Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Racing to cancel racing May 13-14.
The New York Racing Association canceled Aqueduct Racetrack's live racing program April 3 because of extremely high winds in the New York metropolitan area.
The barn area at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla., sustained extensive damage and two horses were injured when a tornado hit the area March 30.
As the rain subsided at Santa Anita Park March 11 following a short but heavy rainstorm, track officials announced the final three races of the Friday card would be canceled.
Oaklawn Park's management canceled its nine-race card scheduled for March 10 after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.
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Parx Racing reopened for training the morning of Feb. 22 and took entries for Feb. 27, which will be the first live racing program at the Pennsylvania track since Dec. 22 of last year.
With single-digit temperatures expected during racing hours, Turfway Park canceled live racing for Feb. 13, and New York's Aqueduct Racetrack also canceled the day's card, citing high winds and sub-zero wind chills.
With cold weather and high winds forecast for the Austintown, Ohio area, Mahoning Valley Race Course has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for Feb. 13.
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Citing "the prolonged impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through the area this past week," Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races' Jan. 29-30 live racing programs have been recheduled for Feb. 2-3.
Laurel Park has canceled its live racing program for Jan. 25, but not because of the about 30 inches of snow that fell on the racing surface over the weekend.
Due to the residual impact of a winter story, full-card simulcast operations at Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as Monmouth Park and its two off-track betting parlors, Jan. 24.
Due to severe winter weather, the New York Racing Association cancelled racing and simulcasting at Aqueduct Jan. 23 and will not race Jan. 24, although the track is expected to be open for simulcasting Jan. 24.
Churchill Downs officials have cancelled simulcast wagering and will close their offices Friday, Jan. 22 because of a looming winter storm that could produce 5 to 9 inches of snow in the Louisville area.
Due to an impending winter storm, Laurel Park announced it has canceled live racing Jan. 23-24 but will offer live racing Jan. 22.
The last two races on the Jan. 10 card at Aqueduct Racetrack, races 8 and 9, were canceled because heavy fog and resulting weather-related safety concerns.
The 2015-16 meet at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino got off to a good start, but it was sidetracked Dec. 27 when live racing was canceled because of a winter storm that dumped more than nine inches of snow on the area.
When the earliest training session at Santa Anita Park Sept. 26 resembled a Southern California freeway during rush hour, it was a pretty good indication of how local trainers felt about the ongoing heat wave in the region.
Kentucky Downs has postponed its Sept. 12 race card because of a rain-softened turf course and will move each race to Sept. 14, according to track president Corey Johnsen.
Kentucky Downs cancelled its final eight races Sept. 10 after jockeys decided not to ride on a rain-softened turf course they felt was unsafe.
An unusual flash thunderstorm at Del Mar caused no delay of American Pharoah's first workout in San Diego County July 18, as the Triple Crown champion recorded a six-furlong breeze in 1:11 2/5 over the seaside oval.
After removing its synthetic surface, it was almost cosmically ironic when a downpour, equipped with constant lightning strikes, pounded the seaside racetrack July 18, causing all kinds of havoc at the summer hotspot.
After pretty much non-stop rain over the last 48 hours, a break in the precipitation is forecast for Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday before returning again Thursday and Friday, June 4-5.
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After dreary skies and rainfall over the last couple of days in Louisville, Ky., the forecast is looking up for Kentucky Derby week.
The final eight races at Lone Star Park April 24 were cancelled, including the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III), because of inclement weather that led to unsafe track conditions.
Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.
Laurel Park in Maryland and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania canceled their live racing programs March 8 because of continued weather-related issues.
Four tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region have canceled live racing for March 7 because of the continued impact from a winter storm.
Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled racing March 6 due to the impact of winter weather on the racing surface and aggressive efforts to get the track ready for the March 7 program highlighted by the $400,000 Gotham Stakes.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapping, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southwest Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Because of severe winter weather conditions, or expected winter weather, racing for March 5 has been canceled at Aqueduct Racetrack, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Oaklawn Park.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, which began its 2015 race meet the evening of March 1, has canceled its second program March 2 because of track conditions.
Mother Nature continues to have an impact on North American racing as Laurel Park canceled its Sunday, March 1, live race card, due to a winter storm producing snow and freezing rain.
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