Heavy Downpour Forces Cancellation at Ruidoso Downs
The track's entire Saturday card was cancelled.
August 5, 2016
Racing at Ruidoso Downs was cancelled on Saturday afternoon following a torrential downpour with hail that hit the track several minutes before horses were set to come on to the track for the first race.
The heavy rain lasted about 30 minutes and consisted of several inches during that period.
“Safety of the jockeys and horses is always the prime goal at Ruidoso Downs,” said track president and general manager Shaun Hubbard.
The racing program included the $50,000 Aspen Cup for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies and the $50,000 Mr Jet Moore Handicap (G3) for 3-year-old and older quarter horses. It has not been decided if the stakes races will be rescheduled.
Racing resumes on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs with the usual 1 p.m. first post time.
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