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Heat Forces Woodbine Cancellation

Edited Press Release Due to extreme heat in the weather forecast, Woodbine Entertainment announced that it is cancelling Sunday's racing program at Woodbine Racetrack for equine welfare and the safety of all racing participants. The Georgian Bay S. and Lake Huron S. will be rescheduled for next Friday, Aug. 12 with a post time of 1 p.m. ET. The 2022 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack will continue Thursday, Aug. 11 with a new a post-time of 4:50 p.m. ET.

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Weather Causes Early End To Laurel's Friday Program

After pushing back their usual 12:40 p.m. post time to 1:50 p.m. due to heat, a severe thunderstorm forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel Laurel Park's live Friday program following the seventh race, with just two races remaining on the card. Racing will resume Saturday at 12:40 p.m. with a 10-race card.

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Racing Canceled Tuesday at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Due to forecasted extreme temperatures and heat indices expected to reach triple digits, Tuesday's live program at Horseshoe Indianapolis has been canceled. "The safety of our equine athletes and those who are involved in the racing program is always at the forefront of our concerns," said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. "We are taking the proper steps to ensure everyone involved in conducting our racing program is safe from the anticipated temperatures on Tuesday." With the entire area under a heat advisory, officials will monitor the...

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Rain Forces Pimlico to Cancel Friday Card

With persistent heavy rain falling and more in the forecast throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Friday's live program at Pimlico was canceled after the second race. According to the National Weather Service, up to an inch of rain had fallen in the Baltimore area with another inch expected. The NWS also issued flood warnings for Central Baltimore County and Baltimore City. The national weekly Stronach 5 wager, which was scheduled to begin with Pimlico's eighth-race finale, was also canceled. Live action is scheduled to return to Pimlico with an eight-race program...

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