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Suffolk Downs Cancels Aug. 30 Card

Massachusetts track closed due to power outage as result of storm.

Although Tropical Storm Irene has left the area, several East Coast tracks are still impacted by the storm that began as a hurricane and was later downgraded before rolling through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Citing a power outage resulting from the storm, Suffolk Downs has also canceled its Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 cards. The track is also closed for simulcasting.

Delaware Park had already announced there would be no live racing for both Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30 due to a lack of entries resulting from the storm. Racing is scheduled to resume Aug. 31, with a 1:15 p.m. first race post.

Although some trees fell the backstretch, infield, and Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course as a result of the storm, racing is scheduled to resume Aug. 29 after being canceled the previous day. Because of the heavy rain that fell at the upstate track, three races originally scheduled for the turf will be run on the main track.