05/04/2016 2:31PM

Charles Town cancels Friday and Saturday cards


Charles Town has canceled its Friday and Saturday night race cards after wet weather compromised the resurfacing of its track.

The Charles Town meet took a break after the Charles Town Classic card on April 23, and was scheduled to reopen Friday. During the down time, Charles Town planned a semi-annual resurfacing of its track.

During the resurfacing, some rocks were found in the surface, and it was decided to sift the track material. Recent wet weather "ground that process to a halt," said Erich Zimny, the track's vice president of racing operations.

"It has rained something like seven of the last eight days, and it is expected to rain the next two," Zimny said. "If we dry out after that we should be ready to open next Wednesday.

To make up the canceled 16 races. Charles Town will run a 10-race card Wednesday, and then add an extra race to its next 14 race days.