SANTA ANITA CANCELS THURSDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD AS ARCADIA AREA CONTINUES TO BE HIT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL

SANTA ANITA CANCELS THURSDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD AS ARCADIA AREA CONTINUES TO BE HIT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL, LOCAL FLOODING

SANTA ANITA OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION & PARKING FOR SIMULCAST WAGERING

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2019)–Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park has cancelled Thursday’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.

According to Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco, Santa Anita has taken on 3 ½ 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 those races that were cancelled today in the immediate future.

Santa Anita will remain open on Thursday for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room with free parking and admission.  Gates open at 10 a.m.

As the most recent storm is predicted to move out of the area later this afternoon, 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.