02/16/2017 4:55PM

Santa Anita, Los Alamitos cancel Friday cards due to stormy weather forecast


ARCADIA, Calif. - Santa Anita announced Thursday it has canceled its Friday card, due to a dire weather forecast that calls for as much as five inches of rain in the area. The track will also not be open for simulcasting.

The storm is forecast to begin before dawn Friday and is expected to bring heavy rain, high winds, and the possibility of local flooding.

Santa Anita is scheduled to resume racing Saturday. Racing is also scheduled this weekend for Sunday and Monday, owing to the Prtesidents Day holiday on Monday.

Los Alamitos also announced Thursday that it had canceled its Friday card due to the storm.