Due to frigid temperatures, Turfway Park canceled live racing Thursday evening after completing the first two races on the nine-race card.
Citing inclement weather, Mountaineer Park in Chester, West Virginia cancelled live racing for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 5-6.
The forecast of an Arctic cold front led Aqueduct to cancel live racing for Friday, Jan. 26. The track will be open for simulcasting.
Due to a winter storm that impacted travel in northern and central Kentucky, Turfway Park cancelled racing Sunday, Jan. 21.
The Saturday, Oct. 28, live racing card at Aqueduct was cancelled because of heavy rain and strong winds.
One area where there are certainly no guarantees is the weather. But, should the 10-day forecast hold true, it will be a nice Breeders' Cup day Nov. 4 in Louisville, Ky.
Extreme heat in the East is taking its toll on racing, as six tracks cancelled racing for either Tuesday or Wednesday. Among the most prominent cancellations was Saratoga, which called off live racing for Wednesday.
Jockeys and their mounts escaped injury Thursday afternoon when a large umbrella, apparently from the trackside picnic area at Ellis Park, blew onto the main track as the field charged down the stretch in fifth race on the program.
The heat wave that has hit the Mid-Atlantic region led Delaware Park to cancel its live racing program for July 18.
With the temperature expected to hover near 100 degrees in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area this weekend, Canterbury Park has decided to offer free admission for this Saturday's $600,000 Claiming Crown.
Poor track conditions, due to heavy rains in the Toronto area, has forced the cancellation of Wednesday evening's live Thoroughbred racing program at Woodbine.
A severe mid-afternoon thunderstorm led officials to cancel live racing after six races at River Downs July 4 because of safety concerns.
Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack hit by a tornado last fall, will take a major step forward in its recovery when it reopens for training June 1.
Turfway Park, currently closed for live racing but home to about 700 horses in training, sustained storm damaged the evening of May 25 but no humans or horses were injured.
They call it Chamber of Commerce weather. This year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be run on a beautiful day in Louisville, Ky.
Unlike earlier in the week when a possibility of showers was in the forecast for Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, the latest predictions call for partly sunny, cool and dry conditions for the 132nd Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Should you adjust your handicapping for this year's Derby to decide who you think might run best on an off track? Well...maybe.
The National Weather Service issued its 10-day forecast today that extends through May 6, otherwise known as Kentucky Derby day.
Aqueduct Racetrack cancelled Thursday's race card because of the threat of a major winter that was forecast to dump from four to six inches of snow coupled with a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain.
Though repairs to damage from a Nov. 6 tornado won't be completed by summer, Ellis Park in western Kentucky will conduct its 36-day meet in 2006, parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced Dec. 28.
Live racing skidded to a halt at two Midwestern tracks as a result of a winter storm that hit the area Thursday.
If races were being run on the turf at Belmont Park today, track superintendent John Passero said the courses would be listed as yielding.
On a morning not fit for man nor beast, it was hard to find any of either outside a shedrow Tuesday morning at Belmont Park. A huge storm hit the area with steady rain and blowing winds.
There was quite a thunderstorm on Long Island Saturday night. The site of the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships was hit with loud thunder and bolts of lightning accompanied by an inch of rain.
Due to heavy rain that has caused flooding in the Northeast, live racing was cancelled Wednesday at Belmont Park in New York and at Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Sam Houston Race Park will shut down Sept. 22-24 because of Hurricane Rita, which is approaching the United States coast.
Calder Race Course was forced to cancel its live racing card on Friday after Hurricane Katrina, a category one storm, punished much of South Florida overnight and into the early morning hours.
Trainers of some Kentucky Derby (gr. I) horses were altering plans this past weekend, juggling work schedules to avoid the rain. If the National Weather Service is correct, no one should have to worry come Derby day.
After experiencing the wettest winter in the track's 70-year history, Santa Anita Park concluded its 2004-05 winter/spring meeting with only a 3% decline in total handle.
A suspected tornado that tore a path through Ocala, Fla. Thursday afternoon caused wide-spread damage to area horse farms, but early reports indicate no equine deaths or significant injuries were incurred.
The New York Racing Association is taking steps to avoid having to abandon live racing once the first race goes off.
Inclement weather continued to play havoc with racing, as Turfway Park and Laurel Park canceled live racing Sunday.
Many racetracks in the Midwest and on the East Coast cancelled live racing Saturday due to a massive winter storm moving through those parts of the country.
The winter storm that dumped snow and ice on much of the Midwest and restricted travel in northern Kentucky has led ton cancellation of live racing Thursday at Turfway Park.
With a winter storm that was expected to include ice, snow, wind, and cold temperatures roaring through northern Kentucky, the Wednesday race card at Turfway Park was cancelled.
Inclement weather led to cancellation of live racing Monday at Pimlico and Thistledown racetracks.
High winds and a heavy rainstorm cancelled Wednesday's inner track opening day card at Aqueduct Race Track.
Weather forecasters have downgraded the chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Grand Prairie, Texas area to 20% for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park Saturday afternoon.
The most heard word on the backside of Lone Star Park this week has been humidity. The weather has been warm but the sticky humidity has made it seem much hotter.
Live racing was cancelled Monday at Finger Lakes racetrack in Farmington, N. Y. due to weather conditions in the area over the past couple of days, according to a release from the track.
There is less than a 50-50 chance that Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico will be run over a wet track, as was the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1.
The rain arrived at Churchill Downs as predicted. About 4:10 p.m., nearly two hours before post time to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) it began raining hard at Churchill Downs. The track turned sloppy in a matter of minutes
A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 10 p.m. EST Friday night in north central Kentucky, with showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m., according to the National Weather Service report in Louisville.
The only thing that may change more between now and Kentucky Derby day than who is in and who is out of the race -- and be discussed as much -- is the weather forecast.
In anticipation of bad weather expected to hit New York on Friday, Aqueduct has already made the decision to close the track for live racing and simulcasting.
Turfway Park canceled live racing for Sunday, March 7, citing track conditions.
Once again citing track conditions compromised by fluctuating temperatures and resultant uneven thawing, Turfway Park has cancelled live racing for today, Saturday, Feb. 14. The track remains open for simulcasting.
Citing track conditions, Turfway Park canceled races 4-10 on Sunday's 10-race card. Three races were completed without incident. Racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m.
Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.
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.
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