A snapshot of arctic blast weather on January 6, 2014.

A snapshot of arctic blast weather on January 6, 2014.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Arctic Blast Leads Tracks to Cancel Racing

Beulah Park, Parx Racing, and Charles Town all impacted by weather.

Severe cold and wind led a several racetracks to cancel their live programs for Jan. 6-7.

Beulah Park in Ohio was scheduled to begin its winter/spring meet Jan. 6, but with a temperature of minus 1 degree in the Columbus area as of noon, the program was scrapped. Similar conditions led officials to cancel the Jan. 7 program as well.

Parx Racing held live racing Jan. 6 but canceled its Jan. 7 program because of severely cold temperatures and wind.

In West Virginia, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races canceled live racing for the evening of Jan. 7 because of an expected temperature in the single digits at post time. The next live program is scheduled for Jan. 8.