Sunderland Greyhound Stadium cancels racing as temperatures set to soar across Wearside following Met Office heat warning

Bosses at Sunderland Greyhound Stadium have confirmed no racing will be held on Tuesday (July 19) after weather warnings were issued for England.

The Met Office has issued its first ever Red Extreme heat warning for the UK, as temperatures are predicted to hit 40°C in parts of the country in the coming days.

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Concerns over this prompted greyhound racing to be suspended on Wearside.

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In a statement posted on social media, managers at Sunderland Greyhound Stadium said: “Due to the extreme temperatures forecast. We have taken the decision to cancel racing on Tuesday 19th July. As always, the welfare of our athletes comes first”.

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Sunderland Greyhound Stadium.