01/16/2009 1:00AM

Beulah cancels its Saturday card


GROVE CITY, Ohio - Beulah Park canceled for the third consecutive racing day Saturday due to frigid tempatures in the Columbus, Ohio, area.

"The temperature is supposed to go down to minus 11 tonight and then snow tomorrow," said Joe DeLuca, steward and track superintendent. "Rather than try to take off the snow as it comes down and risk taking up too much of the new surface, we will be better served to wait and make sure the track is in great shape for racing next week."

Races 2 to 10 were canceled after the first race on Monday when the track thawed unevenly. All 10 races were held Tuesday. A winter snowstorm came through on Wednesday, forcing a cancellation. Thursday was a scheduled dark day, and with a high temperature of 6 degrees expected Friday, races were canceled again. Racing will resume on Monday with first post of 1:15 p.m.