ARCADIA (CNS) – Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park is canceling today’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m., the park announced this morning.
Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco said Santa Anita has taken on 3 inches of rain since Monday, and the National Weather Service is predicting an additional two inches of precipitation into this afternoon. Additionally, flash flood warnings have been issued in the local mountains and widespread flooding has been reported this morning throughout Southern California.
Horsemen are advised that Santa Anita will make every effort to bring back the races that were canceled today in the immediate future, according to a Santa Anita statenent,
Santa Anita will remain open on today for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room, with free parking and admission. Gates open at 10 a.m.
Live racing will resume as originally scheduled on Friday, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.