01/22/2010 1:00AM

Turf Paradise cancels Friday, Saturday cards


After canceling Friday's live racing card, Turf Paradise announced it would also scrap the Saturday racing program, making the third straight live card that has been lost because of poor weather. The track had also canceled Wednesday and was then dark Thursday.

Heavy rain barraged the Phoenix area this week and made the track surface unusable. The track will remain open for full-card simulcasting Saturday, and officials are hopeful live racing can resume Sunday. First post is scheduled for 12:25 p.m.

The $50,000 G Malleah Handicap, which was scheduled to be run Saturday, will be brought back on Tuesday's card.