This month, the California Horse Racing Board approved a new Inclement Weather Policy, which will be implemented at Santa Anita beginning on opening day, December 26th. The new policy is a formulated plan put in place to determine if the track is deemed safe for racing and training during or just after a weather event – such as the heavy rains that plagued Southern California last January. As with all of its policies, Santa Anita developed these protocols to promote the health and safety of all participants, including equine athletes and riders, keeping in mind that it is always best to err on the side of caution.
Some of the policy’s main points are:
To read the complete Inclement Weather Protocol, click here.
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