Turfway Park

Turfway Park

Pat Lang

Turfway Cancels Jan. 31 Program

Extreme overnight cold creates unsafe track conditions; WEBN Stakes moved to Feb. 7.

Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Jan. 31, with officials saying that several days of snow and ice and deep cold overnight had created stubborn clods in the Polytrack surface. 

“The surface could not be ready in time for racing despite delaying post time by an hour,” said track president Robert Elliston, “and if we can’t make the surface safe for our riders and horses, we won’t run.”

The $50,000 WEBN Stakes will be rescheduled for Feb. 7.  Nominations will close Feb. 3, and entries will be taken the following day.

Saturday’s simulcast schedule will continue as planned.