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Santa Anita cancels Saturday racing

Updated: January 5, 2008, 5:19 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Santa Anita management was fearful its embattled Cushion Track surface would not withstand significant rain, and on Saturday the surface failed its first major test. After an overnight deluge Friday night, racing was canceled Saturday morning, with management citing unsafe track conditions.

"It just wasn't safe," said Santa Anita's president, Ron Charles, who flew to Florida on Friday night to meet Saturday at Gulfstream Park with Magna Entertainment chief Frank Stronach ...

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