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Hdcper
1/8/2015
5:19:52 PM
Just downloaded date files for Jan 9th, Oaklawn Park missing, they start on the 9th, any idea why not available?

Thanks

Bill

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jeff
1/8/2015
11:09:35 PM
Equibase site cancellations page shows Oaklawn not running because of weather for Fri 01-09-2015, Sat 01-10-2015, and Sun 01-11-2015.

Link:
http://www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/cancellations.html



-jp

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Hdcper
1/9/2015
2:05:01 AM
thanks Jeff....should of known...but weather here is so nice...smiles

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JackB
1/11/2015
10:37:55 AM
OP 2nd opening weekend = Thursday-Saturday warming with temps headed to the low 50's. Sunday, rain headed back. 31* with freezing rain now. On the verge of getting comical. Ever seen "Arkies on Ice"?

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Charlie James
2/20/2015
10:29:06 AM
Fri Feb 20 2015 weather related racecard cancellations: AQU-CTX-LRL-PEN

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Charlie James
2/21/2015
10:33:34 AM
Sat Feb 21 2015 - weather related cancellations according to Equibase: CTX-PEN-TPX

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Charlie James
2/23/2015
11:03:19 AM
Mon Feb 23 2015 -- MVR (Mahoning Valley) -- cancelled -- weather

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Charlie James
2/24/2015
1:25:35 PM
Tues Feb 24 2015 -- MVR (Mahoning Valley) -- cancelled -- weather

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Charlie James
2/25/2015
1:41:22 PM
Wed Feb 25 2015 -- MVR (Mahoning Valley) -- cancelled again -- weather

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Charlie James
2/27/2015
11:19:53 AM
Fri Feb 27 2015 - weather related cancellations: CTX-OPX

EDIT: add LRL to the list.

~Edited by: Charlie James  on:  2/27/2015  at:  11:19:53 AM~

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Charlie James
2/28/2015
10:23:32 AM
Sat Feb 28 2015 -- OPX (Oaklawn) -- cancelled again -- track conditions

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Charlie James
3/1/2015
11:40:25 AM
Sun March 1 2015 -- LRL -- cancelled again -- weather

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Charlie James
3/2/2015
5:18:57 PM
Mon March 2 2015 -- PHA (PARX) -- cancelled remainder of card after 2 races.

EDIT: TUP (Turf Paradise) -- cancelled remainder of card after 4 races.

EDIT: MNR (Mountaineer/formerly Waterford Park) -- cancelled entire card. Didn't they 'winterize' the track surface in years past?

An abundance of caution is one thing. But this is beyond ridiculous.

Been playing races since 1951. In all that time I can't recall seeing anything like this.

~Edited by: Charlie James  on:  3/2/2015  at:  5:18:57 PM~

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Charlie James
3/3/2015
2:36:53 PM
Tues March 3 2015 - TUP (Turf Paradise) - track cannot handle the slightest bit of water.

According to the National Weather Service [and confrmed by my grandson who lives about 5 minutes from Turf Paradise] they had maybe 30/100ths of an inch of rain yesterday -- and no more than a few drops today.

Yet TUP cancelled their entire card TODAY due to 'track conditions.'

If it seems like I'm on a crusade, you're probably right. I am. Methinks there's more to many of these cancellations than 'track conditions.'

~Edited by: Charlie James  on:  3/3/2015  at:  2:36:53 PM~

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jeff
3/4/2015
11:47:24 AM

--quote:
"... If it seems like I'm on a crusade, you're probably right. I am. Methinks there's more to many of these cancellations than 'track conditions.'"
--end quote


You know, when I read the above quote I thought you WERE on a crusade - and maybe a bit "out there."

But your post made me curious. I wanted to know how much rain had actually fallen in the North Phoenix area - my old stomping grounds.

So I spent some time on Google - and the search phrase "North Phoenix rainfall totals by date" eventually led me to the Weather.NorthPhoenix.org site.

Once there, after poking around for a bit, I managed to dig up a table showing rainfall totals by date for the month of March, 2015 (presumably) for the North Phoenix area.

Link to a screenshot of my browser window:
http://www.JCapper.com/MessageBoard/Avatars/NorthPhoenixWeather.jpg

The table shown in the above screenshot taken from the Weather.NorthPhoenix.org site shows the following:

0.04 inches of rain on Sunday March 1st 2015
0.39 inches of rain on Monday March 2nd 2015
0.03 inches of rain on Tuesday March 3rd 2015

Turf Paradise cancelled the remainder of their Monday March 2nd card after R4.

I guess I can understand that.

That afternoon I was on the phone with a friend of mine who lives in Paradise Valley - near 36th street and Lincoln - a few miles from Turf Paradise. She mentioned it was nasty outside - off and on rain with gusty winds, etc.

As it so happens I was on the phone with her again Tuesday afternoon. This time she mentioned it was nice outside...

So why cancel the entire card on Tuesday March 3rd - the day after the storm?

Is less than 1/2 an inch of rain all it takes to wreck the track surface?




-jp

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~Edited by: jeff  on:  3/4/2015  at:  11:47:24 AM~

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Charlie James
3/4/2015
12:44:14 PM
Jeff, Thanks for having my 6.

Wed Mar 4 2015 -- PEN (Penn National) cancelled -- weather

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Charlie James
3/5/2015
11:05:09 AM
Per Equibase --http://www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/cancellations.html

Thur Mar 05 2015 - weather related cancellations: AQU-CTX-LRL-OPX-PEN





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Charlie James
3/6/2015
5:08:19 PM
Fri Mar 06 2015 - cancellations:

AQU - management decision

CTX-LRL - weather

EDIT: Add PEN to today's list - track conditions

~Edited by: Charlie James  on:  3/6/2015  at:  5:08:19 PM~

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Charlie James
3/7/2015
11:10:37 AM
Sat Mar 07 2015 - cancellations: CTX-LRL-PHA-PEN

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Charlie James
3/8/2015
11:09:39 AM
Sun Mar 08 cancellations - LRL-PHA - track conditions

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Charlie James
3/11/2015
11:15:59 AM
Mon Mar 09 cancellations: MNR-PHA

Tue Mar 10 cancellations: MNR-PHA

Wed Mar 11 cancellations: none announced as of 12 noon eastern. [I stand amazed.]

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Caveat
3/11/2015
10:38:54 PM
They did cancel Mountaineers 9TH Race....LOL

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jeff
10/3/2015
10:59:35 AM
Link to Equibase 2015 Track and Race Cancellations page:
http://www.equibase.com/static/latechanges/html/cancellations.html


--quote:
"

Date Track Races Cancelled Reason Cancelled
10/03/15 Meadowlands All Races Weather
10/02/15 Meadowlands All Races Weather
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--end quote


MED cancelled Fri 10-02-2015 and Sat 10-03-2015.

Crying shame about the timing of all that rain. Always look forward to betting their turf meet.



-jp

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