Loyola Greyhounds

Digest (Nov. 15): Poor weather cancels Laurel Park card

Digest (Nov. 15): Poor weather cancels Laurel Park card

An early arrival of winter forced the cancellation of Thursday's nine-race program at Laurel Park . Horses were at the gate for the first race when the decision was made to cancel racing because of deteriorating weather conditions from Winter Storm Avery. Early morning snow turned to sleet and freezing rain by afternoon with temperatures in the mid-30s and a wind chill in the mid-20s. The forecast called for a 100 percent chance of rain into today. "The weather turned worse as the day went on with the sleet and ice, and with the safety of our horses and horsemen in mind, we felt it was in everyone's best interests to cancel," Maryland Jockey Club president and general manager...

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