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Handling The Heat: A Hot Topic At Kentucky Equine Networking Association DinnerĀ 

A diverse group of equine enthusiasts escaped the high temperatures in Lexington, KY, for an air-conditioned evening attending the summer session of the Kentucky Equine Networking Meeting (KENA). Presented by the Kentucky Horse Council and held at The Red Mile Clubhouse, a panel of horse-care experts gathered to discuss a topic that has been at […]

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Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card

Due to the ongoing heat, and with Sunday’s heat index projected to be even higher than it was on Saturday, Monmouth Park has cancelled its 11-race card for Sunday, July 21. The entire Sunday card, including the $75,000 Spruce Fir, will be run in its entirety as drawn on Friday, July 26. The six cancelled […]

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Woodbine Adds Extra Heat Precautions For Saturday’s Card

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will implement extra precautions for today’s Thoroughbred race card at Woodbine Racetrack in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Temperature Standards-Based Rule Cancellation for Racetracks policy. The extra measures include additional veterinarians to monitor temperature and pulse rates, extra hosing stations or mobile cooling stations with […]

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Parx Cancels Monday Racing Due To ‘Dangerously High’ Heat Index

Parx Racing in Bensalem, Penn. has announced that it will cancel the scheduled card for Monday, July 25. The weather forecast shows a good chance of excessive heat that might be dangerous for both horses and jockeys. “Heat indexes are forecast to be dangerously high,” said Director of Racing Sam Elliott. Monday’s high temperature is […]

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