Keyword: weather

  • KY Farms Deal With Ice Storm Aftermath

    While the icy wonderland that has blanketed the Bluegrass region left more than 600,000 Kentuckians without power the week of Jan. 25, Thoroughbred farm managers are doing all they can to keep their operations functional and safe in spite of property damage and lack of electricity.

  • Sam Houston to Repair Storm Damage

    Sam Houston Race Park will begin repairs to the roof of its grandstand, as well as additional construction to rebuild portions of the stable and track areas, weather permitting beginning Jan. 22.

  • Aqueduct, Beulah Cancel Jan. 16 Cards

    Because of an ominous forecast for bitter Arctic cold, compounded by strong winds, the New York Racing Association has decided to cancel its scheduled live race card at Aqueduct Jan. 16. Beulah Park in Ohio also canceled its Jan. 16 program because of frigid temperatures.

  • Retama Park Gets Sam Houston Dates

    Sam Houston Race Park canceled its 2008-09 meet and transferred 43 of its originally scheduled 65 days to Retama Park, a move approved by the Texas Racing Commission during a special meeting Oct. 28.

  • Hurricane Damage Stymies Houston Meet

    The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives should that be the case.

  • Storm Effects Minimal at Churchill Downs

    Power outages to the barn area and the Kentucky Derby Museum are about the only effects Churchill Downs felt from the Sept. 14 windstorm created by the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

  • Turfway Park Wind Damage Not Serious

    The strong winds that forced Turfway Park to cancel its program after two races Sept. 14 because of unsafe conditions did some damage to the facility, but operations are back to normal.

  • Horses Weather Storm in Louisiana

    Unlike Hurricane Katrina three years ago, Hurricane Gustav appears to have done little damage to the Louisiana equine population.

  • Expected Hurricane Has Horses on the Run

    On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, horse owners and veterinarians in the New Orleans, La., area are fleeing ahead of Gustav, a storm the National Weather Service says is likely to become a "large, powerful hurricane as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast."

  • Forecast Iffy For Belmont Stakes

    There is a chance Big Brown may have to do something he has never done before if he is to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner.

  • Beulah Cancellations: 17 and Counting

    Beulah Park, the Grove City, Ohio, racetrack that has been stymied by weather and track conditions this winter, has lost 17 full or partial racing programs this year alone.

  • Wild Weather Brutal for Beulah Park

    Rollercoaster weather conditions continue to plague Beulah Park, which canceled live racing March 5. It was the fourth consecutive full or partial card that was canceled, and dates lost during the meet are in the double digits.

  • Turfway Park canceled racing Thursday, Jan. 24.

    Turfway Cancels Thursday card

    With the high forecast in the teens and wind chill expected to drop to the low single digits, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 24.

  • Breeders' Cup Saturday Could Be a Wet One

    With showers forecast for Oceanport, N.J., on Saturday, the weather could be a factor on the second day of the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park.

  • Soggy Lone Star Still Draws Large Crowds

    Despite midday rain and constant threats of thunderstorms, Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, attracted 41,087 customers through its turnstiles for live horse racing and post-race fireworks July 3-4.

  • Rain at Pimlico...Well, Maybe

    The big question at Pimlico Friday morning is one that is impossible to answer. No, not who will win Saturday's Preakness (gr. I), but will it rain?

  • Muggy Oaks Day, Rain Has Arrived

    As the gates opened at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks day, the key was not the field for the race but the weather forecast.

  • Forecast Calling for Nice Breeders' Cup Day

    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.

  • Heat Brings Free Admission, Water for Claiming Crown

    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.

  • Derby Forecast: Cool and Dry

    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).

  • Forecast for More Rain Derby Week

    Should you adjust your handicapping for this year's Derby to decide who you think might run best on an off track? Well...maybe.