Santa Anita cancels two more days


June 15, 2017

ARCADIA, California (AP):

Santa Anita is cancelling two more days of racing because of a shortage of entries.

Track officials last week said a pair of three-day weekends, starting tomorrow and next Friday, will be run ahead of a five-day closing week that starts June 30. It's the third time the track has cancelled racing since the spring-summer meet began. The first time was April 27.

Santa Anita added extra races at the weekend to make up for cancelling last Thursday's card.

There was an average of 8.7 horses entered last week compared to 6.9 horses the previous week.

The spring-summer meet ends July 4.