Laurel Park cancels Sunday card

Due to excessive heat forecast for the Mid-Atlantic region, and with an abundance of caution for its horses, horsemen and fans, the Maryland Jockey Club will not host live racing Sunday, July 24.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s through the weekend with near-record highs approaching 98 degrees forecast for Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Races that were in the condition book and all extras for Sunday will now be used for an additional live program Thursday, July 28. Entries will be taken Saturday, July 23.

Laurel Park will remain open Sunday for simulcasting including a full-card presentation from Gavea, Brazil.

Laurel Park is scheduled to race Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 with programs starting at 12:40 p.m.