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Oak Tree cancelation of Las Palmas raises concern

Updated: November 6, 2003, 11:55 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The decision of the Oak Tree Racing Association last week to cancel Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 Las Palmas Handicap at Santa Anita is being criticized by nationally prominent trainers who intended to run horses in the race. They said the cancellation was a bad precedent specifically and spoke generally to a wider crisis in California racing. "It's terrible to cancel a race you advertise in the condition book," said trainer Christophe Clement on Wednesday from New York. Clement ...

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