05/12/2016 8:06AM

Charles Town cancels Friday, Saturday cards


Charles Town has canceled its Friday and Saturday programs as continued precipitation has prevented the track from completing the resurfacing of its racing surface.

The West Virginia racino has not raced since its April 23 Charles Town Classic card. The track was scheduled to take a break, resurface its track, and then reopen last Friday.

It was discovered during the resurfacing that new material brought in to be added to the track had some rocks in it and would need to be sifted. Recent rains, which are forecast to continue this weekend, have prevented the project from being completed.

Charles Town has now canceled six racing programs. The track hopes to reopen next Wednesday.

• The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at Charles Town on Thursday and Saturday. They can be seen in the clubhouse-turn parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m.