Buffalo Raceway has canceled racing for Wednesday, Feb. 21. The track will draw for Friday, Feb. 23, on Tuesday morning, Feb. 20.
The temperatures are expected to be in the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday with heavy rain causing impossible racing conditions.
"I regret this decision and the circumstances causing the cancelations the past week. It has been a very difficult winter with multiple thaws, followed by freezing temperatures. Where much of the cause is Mother Nature, I accept the responsibility for the well-being of racing operations that has impacted negatively on the employees, horsemen, and gaming commission employees," said COO James Mango.
"After discussions with Bruce Tubin, President of WNYHHA, we have agreed to employ the services of Kim Crawford, renowned race track consultant, to come in this week to advise track management in its efforts to prepare the track to race this weekend. The track crew has worked 24 hours a day the past week to help alleviate the problem."
The track is hopeful to resume racing operations on Friday with a first post at 5 p.m. (Buffalo)