The heat this weekend is going to be so intense, they've decided to cancel the entire day of racing at Saratoga on Saturday. NYRA made the announcement late Thursday afternoon in anticipation of the heatwave making its way to the northeast.
The last time a race was canceled due to heat was in 2006, when temps reached the upper 90's, but the heat index was near 110.
The National Weather Service has already issued a heat advisory or an excessive heat warning for many parts of the area where heat indices are predicted to reach anywhere between 105-110 degrees.
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