Saturday July 7 races at Delaware Park cancelled due to extreme heat

      NEWS UPDATE FROM Wilmington, Del. , July 5, 2012 — Delaware Park cancels Saturday live racing card due to excessive heat weather forecast.  Acting upon the recommendation of Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chief Veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters, live racing scheduled for this Saturday, July 7, has been cancelled, due to the excessive heat forecasted for the region.

The National Weather Service has predicted a high temperature of 101 degrees, with a heat index of up to 109. Peters said racing under such conditions would pose substantial health risk to horses, riders and participants.

Racing is expected to resume Monday, July 9. The races scheduled for Saturday, July 7, including the Par Four Overnight Stakes, will be brought back as extra races and redrawn next week.

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