Twilight Thursday Racing Cancelled by Excessive Heat

Jun 15, 2022

Thursday’s eight-race program at Churchill Downs has been cancelled because of excessive heat in the Louisville area.

Racing at Churchill Downs is scheduled to resume Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET, although track officials will continue to monitor the forecast. Any decision about cancellations in extreme weather conditions is made through consultation with CDI’s Equine Medical Director, track management and regulatory officials. Many factors, including temperature, humidity and wind speeds, are evaluated to ensure the safety and well-being of human and equine athletes.

Guests may exchange pre-purchased tickets for another comparable race day this year. Ticket exchanges can be made at any Churchill Downs box office location throughout the live racing season. Guests who ordered tickets through Ticketmaster online may visit for existing order support.

This marks the 23rd cancellation in track history and second in as many days. Wednesday’s eight-race card also was cancelled because of excessive heat.

Churchill Downs Racetrack will be open for simulcast wagering Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m

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