10/12/2005 11:00PM

Meadowlands cancels again

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The weeklong rain in the New York metropolitan area continued to take a toll on The Meadowlands, as the track on Thursday announced cancellation of its Friday night card.

The latest rain-out is the third straight full card lost because of the uneven condition of the racing strip.

The problems began Oct. 8 when The Meadowlands ran only one race before canceling. The track got in three races on the Tuesday matinee before the jockeys decided the track was unsafe.

The Grade 3, $150,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes on the turf, Friday's main stakes event, has been rescheduled for Oct. 22.

A decision on the Saturday night card will be made Friday morning.