Thunderstorms delay Plainridge races

05:34 AM 08 Jun 2012 NZST
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Plainridge Racecourse

A series of thunderstorms delayed the usual 4 p.m. start of the Thursday (June 7) harness racing program at Plainridge Raceway.

The afternoons first race went off at 5:02 an hour after the storm and threat of lightning passed.

The nine race card went off as scheduled after that and the last race was completed by 7:30.

The track opens at 9 a.m. Saturday when Belmont Park hopes to produce the first triple crown winner in 34 years.

Racing continues at Plainridge on Monday, June 11 with its usual 4 p.m. (Est.). post.

by Jack GINNETTI

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