SANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS THURSDAY’S RACING PROGRAM AS CONTINUED HEAVY RAINFALL PREDICTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 

LOCAL FLOODING & ROAD CLOSURES TO EASE AS CLEAR WEATHER PREDICTED OVER 3-DAY WEEKEND

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2017)–Santa Anita Park officials have announced that Thursday’s eight-race program has been cancelled due to continued heavy rainfall in the Arcadia area which has resulted in local flooding and road closures. Santa Anita has already received seven inches of rainfall from significant winter storms over the past week and up to two additional inches are predicted to fall along the San Gabriel Mountain foothills throughout the remainder of the day.

According the National Weather Service, the most recent storm is scheduled to move out of the area later this evening resulting in predicted sunny skies over the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend.

Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, with free parking and admission available. Admission gates will open for simulcasting at 10:30 a.m.

Santa Anita has notified horsemen that substitute races will be offered in the coming days for all horses that were entered on Thursday’s program.

First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m., while first post time on Saturday, Sunday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be at 12:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to visit santanita.com for the latest track condition updates as well as entry and morning line information.