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Derby Forecast Calls for Beautiful Weather

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.

Tornado Causes Wide-Spread Damage in Ocala

Tornado Causes Wide-Spread Damage in Ocala

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.

Weather Halts Racing at Finger Lakes

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.

Wet Track Unlikely for Preakness

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.

Aqueduct To Close Friday

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.

Colonial Ready to Serve as Horse Evacuation Center

With Hurricane Isabel poised to hit land late in the week of Sept. 15, Colonial Downs in Virginia has once again opened its barns to area horses that may have to seek safety from the storm.

Is Mother Nature Smiling at Funny Cide?

Funny Cide, who won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) impressively on an off track, will get his chance to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner on a similar surface. The precipitation moved from a drizzle to a steady light rain at about 1:30 p.m. (EDT). Then it picked up intensity. The track is now rated sloppy. The sealed surface has considerable water standing on it.

Belmont All Wet on Wednesday

The New York area is under a flood watch from the National Weather Service as heavy rains have soaked the area since Tuesday night. Local forecasters have used words like "ugly" and "miserable" to describe Wednesday's forecast.

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