05/29/2011 3:40PM

Arlington: Weather concerns caused Sunday cancellation


My understanding is that concerns over continued bad weather -- thunderstorms, some strong, have been passing throughout the day -- led to the jockey-initiated cancellation of Sunday's racing program after two races. Without knowing all the details, it seems like management, trainers, and at least some portion of the jockey colony wished to push on with the card, but this faction was over-ruled by riders who felt conditions were too unstable and potentially dangerous to complete the scheduled races. I'm also pretty sure that harsh words were exchanged on the subject, which leads me to hope there's no lingering ill-will over the situation.