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Gillespie County Fairground Cancels Seven Races On Saturday Card
Hurricane Beryl is expected to make landfall in Texas.

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Gillespie County Fairground Cancels Seven Races On Saturday Card

FREDRICKSBURG, TX—JULY 6, 2024—Gillespie County Fairground canceled the remainder of Saturday's card due to stormy weather and lightning conditions in the area.

Four races on the 11-race card at Gillespie had been run, including two trials for the G.C.F.A. Firecracker Futurity.  

Track officials said the GCFA Firecracker Futurity for 2024 will be canceled, and all fees paid will be refunded
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After moving through the Caribbean this week, Beryl — currently a tropical storm — is expected to reach Texas this weekend and become a hurricane again.

As of Saturday morning, Beryl was around 460 miles southeast of Corpus Christi with maximum sustained winds around 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. Parts of the Lone Star State are under a hurricane watch, and the storm is expected to intensify between Sunday and Monday.

Tropical Storm Beryl is currently moving through the Gulf of Mexico and is anticipated to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches the Texas coast. A hurricane watch has been issued for parts of the coast — from the mouth of the Rio Grande northward to San Luis Pass — while a storm surge watch is in place from the mouth of the Rio Grande northward to High Island.

A tropical storm warning was also in effect for the Texas coast south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande, as well as for the northeastern coast of mainland Mexico from Barra el Mezquital to the mouth of the Rio Grande.