A heat wave that has forced cancellations and delayed post times along the East Coast led Delaware Park to cancel live racing for July 7.
The National Weather Service has predicted a high temperature of 101 degrees, with a heat index of up to 109.
According to an announcement from the track, Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission chief veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters recommended the cancellation because racing under such conditions would pose substantial health risk to horses, riders, and participants.
Racing is expected to resume at Delaware July 9. The races scheduled for July 7, including the Par Four overnight stakes, will be brought back as extra races and redrawn next week, the track reported.