06/29/2012 2:06PM

Indiana Downs delays Friday start due to heat

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Indiana Downs will push back first post to 7:25 p.m. Eastern on Friday evening in an effort to “beat the heat,” racing secretary Scott Speine said. First post had been scheduled for 6:55 p.m.

“It is just too hot earlier in the day,” Speine said. “We feel that waiting until later will benefit the horses and the horseman.”

Tempatures in the Midwest were expected to top 100 degrees Friday afternoon.