Weather forces Monmouth Park to cancel last 2 races

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Severe weather has caused Monmouth Park Racetrack to cancel its final two races.

Bob Kulina, president of the group that operates the New Jersey Shore thoroughbred racetrack, says heavy rains and lightning blew through the area around 3:30 p.m. Friday, making it impossible to race.

He says: ''Obviously, the safety of our riders and horses is paramount.''

Kulina says the races that were canceled will be raced on Monday's card.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.