Following the fourth race Saturday at Ellis Park, heavy rain swept into Henderson, Ky., forcing the track to cancel the final five races on the card. Rain the night before had already caused Saturday’s turf races to be taken off the grass.
“In the best interest of safety for our jockeys and horses, we are calling off the remainder of the Saturday racing program,” said Ellis Park general manager Jeff Inman. “The rain is supposed to let up this evening, and the forecast calls for beautiful weather for Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview Day.”
Sunday’s card, which features five turf stakes for Kentucky Downs Preview Day, is scheduled to be held as planned.