SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The extreme heat has New York Racing Association officials keeping a close eye on weather conditions for Opening Day at the Saratoga Race Course, but as of now every race will go on as scheduled.
Friday temperatures are expected to hit the low to mid-90s, so NYRA will be taking additional precautions to ensure that horses and humans remain comfortable during the opening day.
On Thursday Christopher Kay, President and CEO of NYRA said: "While we have every intention of running tomorrow as scheduled, we will, of course, stay in close contact with veterinarians, horsemen, riders, and state regulators tomorrow morning and throughout the day. The NYRA staff is accustomed to and adept at dealing with hot weather days at Saratoga. We anticipate a normal day of racing here tomorrow."