power outage

Lights Off: Mid-Race Power Outage Forces Cancellations At Chelmsford

In the middle of Tuesday’s third race at Chelmsford, a power outage literally caused the track’s floodlights to fail. The British Horseracing Authority relayed on Twitter that the race judge was interviewed; he said he could not verify the race finish due to insufficient light. Stewards could not see the race’s final two furlongs, so […]

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AmTote’s Backup Power Systems Avert Potential Disaster On Breeders’ Cup Friday

As the totalisator system for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Championships – AmTote International seamlessly processed more than 5.6 million individual transactions on a day when $52,273,883 was wagered on a 10-race card. The day, however, could have been a disaster were it not for a multi-tiered backup […]

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Keeneland Revises Stakes Race Posts After Power Outage

Due to a power outage this morning, Keeneland has delayed the start of its Saturday, Oct. 8 race card. First post will be at 1:40 p.m. ET rather than 1:05 p.m. Keeneland has carded 10 races, including five stakes. Races will continue on their normal schedule through the day, with 35 minutes between posts. Revised […]

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Power Outage Delays First Day Back’s Entries At Parx

A power outage at Parx Racing Monday morning left the racing office with telephone and internet issues, according to the Daily Racing Form, forcing Sam Elliott, the director of racing, to leave the entry box open through Tuesday. Parx was returning to racing after a 3 1/2 week break. “We can’t draw the races or […]

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Tote Hub Malfunction Causes Cancellations at Sam Houston, Turf Paradise, Mahoning Valley

A power failure at a national Sportech tote hub caused the cancellation of multiple tracks on Tuesday due to the inability to accept simulcast wagers, according to the Daily Racing Form. Sam Houston, Turf Paradise, Monticello and Yonkers all cancelled their cards without having run a single race, despite several opting to delay the start of […]

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Power Outage Leads To Saturday Cancellation At Penn National

Racing at Penn National was canceled Saturday night due to a power outage that affected the video control room. Penn National reported on Twitter that the outage was causing delays, then later announced the entire card had been canceled. Live racing will return to Penn National next Thursday.

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Power Outage Knocks Out Remainder of Sam Houston Friday Card

Racing at Sam Houston Race Park was cancelled Friday night after the fifth race when a power outage briefly impacted lights at the track and jockeys refused to ride the remainder of the card. Track president Andrea Young explained via e-mail that the neighborhood across the street from the track experienced a major power outage […]

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Belmont cancels Friday card after fourth race due to power outage

Due to a storm that resulted in a loss of power at Belmont Park, live racing on Friday was cancelled after the fourth race. Simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont Café will continue as scheduled. Customers that bet the Pick 6 that started in the fourth race will be refunded, while Daily Doubles, Pick 3’s, […]

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