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Gulfstream Park in Florida cancels live horse racing because of Hurricane Irma

Gulfstream Park, located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and owned by The Stronach Group, has canceled live racing Thursday through Sunday because of the unknown path of Hurricane Irma.

The Stronach Group, which also owns Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, said it will monitor the storm throughout the weekend.

Gulfstream, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, will be open this Thursday and Friday for simulcast wagering. Racing is tentatively scheduled to resume next Wednesday, which was a scheduled makeup day.

The casino at Gulfstream will be open through Friday evening.

“Obviously, our first priority is the safety of our patrons and our equine athletes,” said P.J. Campo, general manager of Gulfstream Park and vice president of racing for The Stronach Group. “Horsemen are being given the option to keep their horses at Gulfstream, Gulfstream Park West or move to our training facility at Palm Meadows in Palm Beach.

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