Saturday racing at Delaware Park canceled due to heat
STANTON — Live racing at Delaware Park will be canceled Saturday, July 7, due to the extreme heat being forecast, at the recommendation of Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chief Veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters.
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, when the National Weather Service is predicting highs in the mid-80s.
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