East Coast Tracks Cancel Because of Heat

Philly Park, Belmont, and Delaware canceled live racing because of extreme heat.

With a predicted temperature of 100 degrees and a slightly higher heat index, Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack canceled live racing for July 6, and Belmont Park did the same for live racing July 7. Delaware Park canceled live racing after its second race July 6, and won't race July 7.

In seperate releases, the racetracks said racing was scrapped due to "excessive" heat in their respective areas.

Live racing is expected to resume at Belmont on Thursday, July 8 and at Philly Park on Friday, July 9. Philly Park doesn't race live Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Full-card simulcasts will continue as usual at all locations.

Due to the continued forecast calling for excessive heat, Delaware Park said live racing was canceled for July 7.  Live racing is scheduled to return July 10 featuring the grade II Delaware Oaks.