The Illinois Racing Board handed down a suspension to one of the jockeys in a controversial race at Fairmount park last week.
The board determined jockey John Lejeune did not put forth his best effort when racing against Robert "Cowboy" Jones. Jones was the sentimental favorite to win the race--at 70-years-old he could have been the first jockey to win a race in seven decades.
Lejeune is suspended for 60 days.
The snow has affected the track surface and Fairmount officials say they need time to make it suitable for thoroughbred competition.
The track will instead open its 2013 season this Friday night March 29th, post time 7:30. .