01/03/2014 12:15PM

Delta cancels Thursday card after back-up generator fails

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Delta Downs canceled its racing program Thursday night after a backup generator stopped working.

The generator is designed to automatically switch on if the main power supply for the lights illuminating the track surface fails. The lack of backup power was considered a potential safety hazard, and led to the decision to abandon racing.

The generator failure, a Delta official said, was being repaired Friday morning and the track was hopeful of conducting its Friday night card as scheduled.