Hurricane Dorian dashes a 12-dash card at Inverness Raceway
Inverness Raceway suffered some minor damages at the height of the storm Saturday night, with fence rails getting torn off, the one-eighth marker poles falling down, ceiling tiles above the grandstand seats ripped out, and the new grandstand at the barns was turned sideways. Here track maintenance supervisor Richie Mullins starts the job of fixing the fence on Sunday morning.
-by Bill Dunphy
After a successful bid to change Sunday afternoon’s race date to Monday evening in advance of hurricane Dorian, Inverness Raceway lost the race against time for the power to be restored.
With five stakes races on the 12-dash card, the cancellation probably cost the raceway a handle in excess of $10,000.
In a press release issued by the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association, the three-year-old colts were scheduled to race at Northside Downs on Saturday, September 7. However, due to the forecast of hurricane Dorian, the decision was made to have Inverness host the A-Division races with their card for Sunday, Sept. 8, as Inverness was hosting the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old colts.