Cold snap leads to rare Churchill Downs racing cancellation

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An early blast of wintry weather climate and below-freezing in a single day temperatures have induced Churchill Downs to cancel its reside racing program scheduled for Wednesday.

 

Coaching at Churchill Downs was once additionally canceled Tuesday morning because the observe repairs staff labored to stay the skin from freezing. With temperatures forecast to climb simplest into the mid-20s Tuesday and dip again into the kids in a single day, observe officers have decided that observe stipulations is not going to reinforce considerably sooner than the 1 p.m. ET scheduled first put up time Wednesday.

 

Cancellations of races at Churchill Downs on account of climate stipulations are uncommon, with Wednesday’s incidence simply the 22nd in documented observe historical past and 7th attached to a wintry combine. The final time racing was once suspended on account of wintry weather climate was once Nov. 19-20, 2014.

 

Whilst there’s no reside racing at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, simulcast wagering might be to be had with unfastened admission when gates open at 11:30 a.m.

 

Churchill Downs will touch teams and person buyers who in the past bought reserved seating for the cancelled Wednesday reside racing date. The ones buyers might consult with the Paddock Field Place of work and request a reimbursement or alternate their price tag for equivalent or lesser worth seating on both Thursday; subsequent Wednesday, Nov. 20; or Thursday, Nov. 21.

 

Please notice that exchanges are topic to availability and will not be the similar seating location. Complimentary, season or sponsor tickets is probably not exchanged. Tickets for the cancelled race date aren’t legitimate for access on any long run reside race dates.

 

Consumers who bought tickets for the cancelled race date via Ticketmaster.com can have their tickets refunded and obtain a credit score implemented to their manner of fee. 

 

Churchill Downs intends to level a 10-race card Thursday at 1 p.m. The Fall Meet at Churchill Downs continues via Sunday, Dec. 1.

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