With Significant Rain In The Forecast, Santa Anita Announces Saturday’s Eight-Race Card Will Be Cancelled
WITH SIGNIFICANT RAIN IN THE FORECAST, SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES SATURDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD WILL BE CANCELLED
*SANTA ANITA WILL OFFER FANS & HORSEMEN A MAKEUP DAY OF RACING ON FRIDAY, JAN. 20; GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES TO BE RUN THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 15 *
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2023)—With a 100 percent chance of rain forecast for this Saturday, Santa Anita Park has announced it will proactively cancel Saturday’s eight-race card. In consultation with the CTT, TOC and CHRB, Saturday’s races will be offered as extra races this Sunday, Monday and Friday, Jan. 20. Originally scheduled for this Saturday, the Grade III, $200,000 La Canada Stakes is currently listed as an extra race for this Sunday, with those races to be drawn later today. Friday, January 20 was originally scheduled as a dark day after a holiday Monday race week.
“With the significant rain that we’ve experienced within the past week and with what is currently predicted for Saturday, we wanted to let our fans and horsemen know well in advance that we’ll reschedule these races” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Although we’ve got wet weather in the forecast this weekend, it looks like we’re going to be turning the corner and we look forward to sunny skies later next week.”
Although live racing has been cancelled this Saturday, Santa Anita will open for simulcast wagering beginning at 10 a.m.