After being closed for training Friday and Saturday, Santa Anita’s main track and training track were open for light training Sunday. According to Santa Anita officials, a total of 6.5 inches of rain fell in Arcadia from Thursday through Saturday, closing the track to both racing and training into the weekend.
Horses were able to jog on both tracks under partly cloudy skies Sunday. There have been no timed workouts at Santa Anita since Thursday.
More rain is forecast for the first half of next week, but the amount projected is much lighter than the recent deluge that saturated the area. Jason Egan, Santa Anita Director of Racing and Racing Secretary, said he expects both tracks to remain open for training with time workouts to resume Tuesday.
Live racing is expected to return to Santa Anita next Friday. As a result of last week’s cancellations, Santa Anita has added a card for Mar. 9 and plans to run more overnight races than were originally scheduled next week.