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Release: NYRA cancels final seven races at Saratoga on Thursday, July 25, 2019 after heavy rainfall creates unsafe track conditions.
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Contact: NYRA Press Office
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Severe rainstorms force cancellation of racing at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) canceled live racing following the fourth race on Thursday's card, after a series of severe summer thunderstorms, complete with heavy rain, at Saratoga Race Course.

In total, seven races were cancelled, including the featured $100,000 John Morrissey, a 6 1/2 furlong sprint for New York-breds 3-year-olds and up.

Due to adverse track conditions caused by extremely heavy rainfall, live racing was cancelled in the best interests of the safety of our equine athletes and horsemen.

The most recent cancellation due to rainfall at Saratoga occurred on August 4, 2018, when the final two races of the Whitney Day card were cancelled.

The track remains open for simulcasting and online wagering is available via NYRA Bets.

Live racing will resume on Friday at Saratoga with a 10-race card, highlighted by the $100,000 Curlin in Race 9. First post time is 1:00 p.m. Eastern.