07/06/2010 12:00AM

Belmont, Delaware cancel Wednesday cards

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ELMONT, N.Y. - Due to excessive heat, Belmont Park has canceled its scheduled nine-race live racing program for Wednesday.

The facility will be open for simulcasting, and NYRA Rewards telebet and Internet wagering will be available.

A heat wave has broiled the New York metropolitan area since Sunday, and 100-degree temperatures were expected to continue through mid-week before moderating.

This is the seventh weather-related cancellation of the year. on the New York Racing Association circuit. The first six all occurred at the Aqueduct inner-track meet, the last one coming on March 13.

* Delaware Park canceled after the second race Tuesday and also called off its races on Wednesday due to the heat.