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Saratoga Race Course takes safety measures for weather warnings

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The Saratoga Race Course conducted emergency evacuation drills and shortened races due to forecasted storms on Thursday.

New York Racing Association officials took measures at the track to make sure people and horses were safe.

The racing day was shortened by decreasing time between races. The last race went off around 5:20 p.m., leaving plenty of time to beat the storm.

Staff at the Saratoga Race Course conducted emergency evacuation drills early in the morning to prepare for severe weather. Security also practiced how to evacuate thousands of people if a storm did hit.

The staff made sure people got to enjoy the races before any rain or wind could ruin the day. The Saratoga Race Course expects to resume to their normal racing schedule on Friday.

 

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