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Extreme Temperatures Force Monmouth to Reschedule; Friday Card Will Be Run Monday, July 25

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Monmouth Park Racetrack has rescheduled its live racing program from Friday, July 22 to Monday, July 25 due to Friday’s expected excessive heat and extreme humidity.

            “Our main concern is for the safety of our horses and jockeys,” said Robert Kulina, vice president and general manager of Monmouth Park.  “With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees combined with high humidity, we had no choice but to reschedule the program to Monday.”

            Friday’s card will not be redrawn – all races will simply be moved to Monday.

            Live racing is scheduled to resume at Monmouth Park on Saturday, July 23, with a 12-race card.  The facility will remain open on Friday for simulcasting from across the country, including the opening day card from Saratoga.  First race post time for the Spa is 1 pm.