Snow Interrupts Racing: Unusual Visitation Leads to Suspension of Sport at Charleston, Daily Racing Form, 1914-02-26


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SNOW INTERRUPTS RACING UNUSUAL VISITATION LEADS TO SUSPENSION OF SPORT AT CHARLESTON. Palmetto Park Management Doclarcs Off Card for the Day and Prepares New Card for This Afternoon, When Sport Is to Be Resumed. Charleston, S. C, February 25. A heavy storm that swept over tbe south today included Charleston in its path and covered the streets with three or four inches of snow. The snowfall appeared to be even heavier at Palmetto Park and the Charleston Fair and Racing Association did a wise thing iu declaring off todays program. The track was covered with snow and a gale "swept across the Ashley river into the grandstand, making it anything but a comfortable spot. Despite the adverse conditions, quite a crowd visited the course.- A large force of men was immediately put to work in clearing the course of snow and by tomorrow the going should be in good shape for the resumption of racing, as the weather forecasts calls for a moderation of conditions within the next 21 hours. A new card was prepared for tomorrows racing. Should the inclement, weather continue, W. G. Yankes chances of winning the Palmetto Derby on Saturday next with his good three-year-old, Old Ben, will be slim, as the colt showed a few days ago that he was not able to run well iu muddy goio.

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