Scarborough Downs’ Monday live harness card became the latest victim of the nation’s first major winter storm as the slow moving low pressure system transformed the seaside oval into a scene straight out of Currier and Ives, necessitating the cancellation of the afternoon program.
“The forecast currently calls for upwards to 18 inches of drifting snow accompanied by low temperatures and high winds,” said Downs’ marketing director Susan Higgins. “We are always loath to lose a live performance--especially now as we head toward the conclusion of the 2007 meet--but in consultation with the judges and the horsemen’s representatives, we all agreed that cancellation was the best way to ensure the safety of our fans, horsemen and equine athletes.”
The clubhouse facility will remain open for simulcast wagering throughout Monday afternoon and evening. Tuesday’s live harness racing card remains slated to go postward at 12:05 p.m.
Scarborough Downs proudly presents live harness racing every Saturday through Tuesday afternoon with first post scheduled for 12:05 p.m. (EST). Closing day of the 2007 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11. (Scarborough Downs)