Racing Scheduled To Resume At Santa Anita After New Year's Day Cancellation

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ARCADIA (CNS) - Racing is scheduled to resume at Santa Anita Park Monday after the New Year's Day program was canceled due to heavy rain in the area.

The first post is scheduled for noon with 10 races on the schedule.

Track officials said all tickets sold for Sunday will be fully refunded automatically with no further action required by purchasers.

Santa Anita's director of racing, Chris Merz, said 1.5 inches of rain fell on the main track, which was sealed at the conclusion of Saturday's nine- race card. Sunday's feature, the Grade III, $200,000 Santa Ynez for 2-year-old fillies, was rescheduled for Jan. 8.

Four of Sunday's overnight races that were canceled -- races 3, 5, 6 and 8 -- will be brought back as "extras" for Friday's card, which was being drawn Sunday. According to Merz, with another substantial rainstorm forecast to hit the area midweek, there will likely be no turf racing Friday.

The Corgi Winter Nationals, which was set to be held in the infield, was rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19. Pre-purchased tickets have already been transferred to the new date.

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