07/31/2004 11:00PM

Thunderstorms force Calder cancellations


MIAMI, Fla. - The final two races on Sunday's program at Calder were cancelled after the jockeys informed management they would not ride due to severe electrical storms in the area.

The ninth race on Sunday's card was delayed nearly 30 minutes due to heavy rain and lightning. Both the ninth and tenth races were eventually run after the severe weather subsided but when lightning and strong rains returned both the eleventh and twelfth events were cancelled.

Racing was expected to resume as scheduled on Monday.