Edited Colonial Staff Release — Colonial Downs, working jointly with the Virginia HBPA and Virginia Racing Commission, today announced it is cancelling the Saturday, July 29 racing program out of an abundance of caution due to excessive heat forecast. The Saturday cancellation is in addition to the previously announced cancellation of Friday’s card.
Friday races will be brought back as drawn on Wednesday, August 2, with a 1:30 p.m. ET post time. There will be an additional race date to be announced to account for Saturday’s program.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the upper 90s and heat indices ranging from 105 – 110 degrees for Friday and Saturday.