12/06/2013 11:14AM

Remington, Turfway cancel because of storm


The winter storm that has gripped the Midwest and is moving eastward has forced cancellations at Remington Park in Oklahoma City and Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., the tracks announced on Friday.

Remington has canceled racing for both Friday and Saturday night, said track spokesman Dale Day. The decision comes a day after the track was forced to cancel Thursday night’s card due to inclement weather. The temperature in Oklahoma City, which has been hit with several inches of snow, was 19 degrees on Friday morning.

“The wind chill is brutal,” said Day.

Day said Remington will seek makeup dates from the Oklahoma Racing Commission.

Turfway canceled Friday night’s card in anticipation of a storm expected to dump several inches of snow by post time, according to a release issued by the track. Racing at Turfway is expected to resume Saturday.