09/04/2011 6:15PM

Saratoga calls off final race because of intense storm


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -  Sunday’s 12th and final race at Saratoga was canceled due to a storm that brought heavy rains, thunder, lightning ,and darkness to the area.

The storm came in after the Spinaway and despite tornado warnings, rain, and darkness, somehow the 11th race was run on the turf course.

Four minutes after the race was run, it was announced that the last would be moved to the dirt. Seven minutes later, when it became pitch black outside, it was announced that the 12th and final race was canceled.

Because only one race was canceled the pick six was paid out to those who had the first five winners because they got all of the horses in the nightcap.