Due to the triple-digit heat index forecasted for Wednesday, Canterbury Park officials are rescheduling the live racing and holiday festivities they had scheduled for the Fourth of July.
Citing concern for the horses, jockeys, staff and fans, the track will push the planned events back to Saturday, July 7.
"Due to the forecasts, which call for dangerously high temperatures and heat indices, the decision has been made to cancel racing and our special events," Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson said. "After consulting with Chief State Veterinarian Dr. Lynn Hovda, we have determined it is in everyone's best interests to cancel."
The traditional July 4th promotions -- including the free hot dogs, a championship wiener dog race and a hot dog eating contest -- will be made up on Saturday afternoon. First post is set for 1:30 p.m.