07/10/2010 11:16AM

Monmouth: Could It Be...Rain?

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Yes, it is expected to rain at Monmouth Park today, for the first time in a long while. Weather reports suggest that we'll get some type of storm through Oceanport in the early afternoon, with between a half-inch and an inch of precipitation. The status of the turf races will depend on how much we get but keep in mind that the lack of rain this summer has left the course very dry, and it can probably withstand more precipitation than usual. Accuweather.com records indicate that Oceanport got only 2.2 inches of rain in all of June.

It does seem a certainty that there will be some type of precipitation, so those playing the card in advance should proceed with caution, especially with the grass races.