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Saratoga Opens to Rain

2019-07-12T11:21:55-05:00July 12th, 2019|

    The extended meet at Saratoga opened Thursday and saw an anticipated rainstorm which caused the last race to be taken off the turf. This resulted in the race being declared an "all" in the pick 4,5, and 6 sequences. The race was changed to the main track after [...]

Rain Almost Washes Away Racing at Chester

2019-07-10T13:51:29-05:00July 10th, 2019|

  Rain Almost Washes Away Racing at Chester Racecourse       Photo by Smurrayinchester   Rain is a fact of life in Britain. With changing weather conditions that can create what the British call “four seasons in a day”, the risk of rain affecting a day at the races [...]

Fog Impacts Derby Workers

2019-04-22T11:34:47-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

The rain cleared out of Louisville, Kentucky,  around 6 p.m. April 20, and a dense fog rose on Churchill Downs early Sunday morning and made many trainers, once again, alter their work patterns for the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) contenders. Bill Mott's big two [...]