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4:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Churchill Downs Revises Racing Schedule Amid Heat Wave

Rick Howlett/WFPL

The final three days live racing for the Churchill Downs spring meet will be held Friday through Sunday, but under a revised schedule.

High temperatures around the 100 degree mark forced Churchill Downs to cancel its Thursday racing card.   Spokesman Darren Rogers says it was just the 18th time in the track’s long history that the races were called off.

"All of those (were) weather-related in some fashion, but that is the first time we’ve ever had to cancel due to extreme heat," he said.

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