06/24/2011 6:38PM

Arlington: Rash of scratches why?

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It's a cool cloudy day, good racing weather. Turf is yielding, but the races were left on grass. Arlington said before the season that one focus this year would be reducing the number of scratches. Right now, that's not working so well. Nine-race card, 16 horses scratched. Half the race 2 field was taken out! That was a four-horse race followed by a five-horser. Not a pretty scene.