LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Churchill Downs has canceled Thursday's race card, citing forecasts for the temperature to reach around 100.
Track President Kevin Flanery said in a statement 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.
Thursday's post time was 12:45 p.m. EDT. Friday's races begin later, 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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