07/22/2011 4:08PM

Presque Isle cancels Friday evening card


ERIE, Pa. - Presque Isle Downs has cancelled Friday's card due to the severe heat that's plagued much of the nation.

After consultation with the horsemen and jockeys, management made the decision about an hour before the scheduled 5:30 p.m. Eastern post time. The temperature of the all-weather surface was over 130 degrees.

Thursday's live racing was also scrubbed due to the heat. Saturday's post time is set for 3 p.m.