Beaumont Park Racing Calendar modified

September 7, 2011, Basseterre, St.Kitts: Beaumont Park Ltd officials announced this week that its 2011 racing calendar has been modified to eliminate the previously scheduled Sunday, September 18th racing performance in favour of a Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 race date.

In making the announcement, Beaumont Park’s General Manager Richard Cummings stated that, “The modification to the 2011 racing calendar has been necessitated by the effects of excessive rainfall and wind damage sustained from the recent passage of Tropical Storm Irene at the Beaumont Park Racing Oval.”

Mr. Cummings further stated that, “The health and welfare considerations of our customers, employees, and human and equine athletes are of paramount importance to us. Ensuring the safety of our patrons and participants is our first priority.”

Several of the tented structures, as well as the stage and roofs of the jockeys’ quarters and saddling enclosure required significant remediation as a result of the storm.

Racing resumes Sunday, October 2nd. Post time is 3:00pm.

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