Santa Anita has canceled Friday’s card due to heavy rain forecast for the area beginning Thursday. Most of the races scheduled for Friday will be brought back as “extras” on Saturday, according to a notice from the racing office.
“We’re looking at a low end of probably two inches of rain between late Thursday and Friday with a high end closer to five inches,” said Jason Egan, Santa Anita director of racing and racing secretary.
Friday was originally scheduled to be a dark day at Santa Anita following Monday’s special Presidents’ Day card. However, due to what were multiple rain-related cancellations earlier in the meet, Friday’s card was added to serve as a makeup for the lost days.