Horse Racing

Rain Limit Training at Santa Anita Thursday

Santa Anita’s main track was closed Thursday morning and the track is open to runners only after another rain hit the area this week. Tracking officials said just over an inch of rain fell on Santa Anita in this latest series of storms, which began Tuesday. Wednesday morning, before the heaviest rainfall, both the main track and the training track are open to runners and joggers. There has been no timed practice at Santa Anita since Tuesday.

On Friday, an eight-race card is scheduled for Santa Anita, which includes three races on grass. Jason Egan, Santa Anita’s racing department director and racing secretary, said Thursday he expects the card to be used.

“The weather is supposed to be fine [Thursday], that’s why we closed the main track for the race on Friday,” Egan said. “I think we will be in good form. We should at least have gallopers and runners on the main track tomorrow.”

As for the status of the three grass-court races on Friday, Egan said he expects them to continue on grass.

“We want to wait and see how the rest of the day plays out in terms of weather and then we will make a decision,” he added.

After this latest storm, Santa Anita has received more than 34 inches of rain since the start of the Classic Encounter on December 26. That resulted in eight cards being canceled, though four of those were already canceled. be done. An additional make-up day is scheduled for Friday, April 21.

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