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Heat Wave Forces Monmouth To Cancel Saturday Racing

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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

            “Unfortunately the heat hasn’t broken,” said Robert Kulina, vice president and general manager of Monmouth Park.  “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 will be rescheduled for sometime later in the season.  The 2011 Monmouth Park meet runs through Sunday, Nov. 5.

            Live racing is scheduled to resume at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 24, with a 12-race card.  The facility will remain open on Saturday for simulcasting from across the country, including the full cards from Saratoga (1 p.m. post) and Del Mar (5 p.m. post).