Winter weather has forced some tracks to cancel their Friday (Feb. 14) live racing cards and simulcasting. Below are the notices that have been sent to the USTA Newsroom.
Freehold cancels live racing for Friday, February 14
Freehold, NJ – Freehold Raceway announced that live racing scheduled for Friday, February 14 had been cancelled due to weather conditions.
Live racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday with first race post set for 12:30 pm.
Freehold Raceway is the nation's oldest and fastest daytime half-mile harness racing track.
-- from Freehold Raceway
Yonkers cancels Friday live racing, all simulcasting
Yonkers, NY --- This is not—repeat, not—a repeat, though it’s beginning to seem that way. Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live racing program and all simulcasting for today (Friday, Feb. 14), due to after effects of the latest snowstorm to sublet the greater New York area.
Live racing (and afternoon/evening simulcasting) is scheduled to resume Saturday (Feb. 15), with the usual 7:10 PM first post.
Horsemen are advised that there is indeed a double-draw today (Friday) for next Tuesday and Thursday (Feb. 18 and 20), with the entry box closing at 4 PM. For more information, please contact the race office at (914) 457-2627.
-- Frank Drucker