Heavy rain forces cancellation of live racing at River Downs

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Live racing has been cancelled at River Downs on Wednesday due to the heavy rain that hit the area on Tuesday.

Officials say the main track is rain-soaked, and more storms are in the forecast for Wednesday.

"In the interest of the safety of the horses and riders we closed the main track for training this morning and racing this afternoon," stated track publicist John Engelhardt.  "Our track crew will be doing their best to get it ready for live racing on Thursday. We hate to lose a live day as well as things are going."

The most recent reports show that since coming under new management, business is up 32% on-track during live racing.

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