Eastern Tracks Cancel Saturday Due to Heat

Program called off at Monmouth Park, Delaware Park, Parx Racing, and Penn National.

Monmouth Park has canceled its live race card for Saturday, July 23 due to the extreme heat that continues to plague the East Coast.

Also canceling live racing on Saturday were Delaware Park, Parx Racing, Penn National, and Suffolk Downs.

“Unfortunately the heat hasn’t broken,” said Robert Kulina, vice president and general manager of Monmouth. “While we remained hopeful that we would be able to continue racing today, the extreme heat simply made that impossible. Luckily, the forecast is for the heat to begin to subside sometime this evening.”

Saturday’s canceled card at Monmouth will be rescheduled for sometime later in the season. Its 2011 meet runs through Nov. 5.

Live racing at the New Jersey track is scheduled to resume on Sunday, July 24, with a 12-race card. The facility was open on Saturday for simulcasting.