|Churchill Downs Cancels Today's Races Due To Heat|
June 28, 2012
The Associated Press
|LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Churchill Downs has canceled today`s race card because the temperature is expected to be around 100 degrees.|
Track President Kevin Flanery said in a statement on Tuesday that Churchill consulted with the National Weather Service before deciding to cancel racing, and would continue to do so for the three remaining race days - Friday through Sunday - of the spring meet. The weather service expects highs around 100 all three days.
Today`s post time was set for 12:45 p.m. EDT. Friday`s races begin at 2:45 p.m., and Saturday features an evening card, starting at 6 p.m. The first post on Sunday is set for 12:45 p.m., and the $150,000 Grade II Firecracker Handicap is scheduled that day.
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