02/19/2014 11:36AM

Penn National cancels Wednesday program


A morning-long ice and freezing rain storm in central Pennsylvania forced the cancellation of live racing at Penn National Race Course on Wednesday.

Penn National has only been able to host one live racing card so far this month. After running on Feb.  1, the four live programs for the weeks of Feb.  5-8 and Feb. 12-15 were canceled due to a series of snow storms and below-freezing conditions. 

Track officials are hopeful live racing can resume Thursday with first post time of 6 p.m. Eastern. Penn National will remain open for simulcasting Wednesday.