Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation Of Friday Card At Pimlico; Stronach 5 Also Cancelled

With persistent heavy rain falling and more in the forecast throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Friday’s live program at historic Pimlico Race Course was canceled after the second race.

According to the National Weather Service, up to an inch of rain had fallen in the Baltimore area with another inch expected. The NWS also issued flood warnings for Central Baltimore County and Baltimore City.

The national weekly Stronach 5 wager, which was scheduled to begin with Pimlico’s eighth-race finale, was also canceled.

Live action is scheduled to return to Pimlico with an eight-race program Saturday, beginning at 12:40 p.m. and featuring a Maryland state record 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover of $974,564.10. The Rainbow 6 begins in Race 3.

Sunday’s 10-race program (12:40 p.m.) features five stakes, four scheduled for the turf, worth $475,000 in purses.

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