With Heavy Rain Likely, Santa Anita Cancels Sunday's Eight-Race Program
WITH HEAVY RAIN LIKELY, SANTA ANITA CANCELS SUNDAY’S EIGHT-RACE PROGRAM; TWO GRADED STAKES TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 10
MORE THAN TWO INCHES OF RAIN FORECAST SUNDAY ACCORDING TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ARCADIA, CA (Feb. 2, 2024)—With more than two inches of rain in the forecast for this Sunday, Santa Anita Park has announced Sunday’s eight-race program has been cancelled and that a pair of graded stakes, the Grade III, $100,000 Las Virgenes and the Grade III, San Marcos, will be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, with entries taken this Wednesday.
Although racing is cancelled for Sunday, the National Weather Service forecast for Saturday is very good. Accordingly, Saturday’s 10-race program, which begins with first post time at 12:15 p.m., will go forward as planned. Conditions for the main track and turf on Saturday are expected to be fast and firm.
Saturday’s card will include four graded stakes, the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz, for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf; the Grade III, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis, for 3-year-olds at one mile; the Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road, for older horses at one mile on turf and the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica, for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.
Saturday’s program is also part of the 1/ST Racing Tour, which combines six graded stakes between Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita, beginning with the Grade III Swale from Gulfstream at 1:11 p.m. PT and ending with Gulfstream’s Grade III Holy Bull, to be run at 2:50 p.m. PT.
All of the 1/ST Racing Tour races will be shown live on PEACOCK and on CNBC beginning at 1 p.m. PT.
For additional information, please visit santaanita.com.