08/13/2016 11:08AM

Evangeline cancels Saturday card due to area flooding


Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., has canceled Saturday night's card because of flooding in the area. It is the second straight cancellation this week, as the track also lost Friday night’s program for the same reason.

Chris Warren, director of racing at Evangeline, said on Saturday that the streets leading to the racing plant were experiencing flooding. He said there is not yet a decision as to whether the lost cards will be made up because officials are first dealing with the flooding in the area.

Evangeline is scheduled to resume racing on Wednesday night. The track does not conduct live racing on Sundays. Evangeline’s meet is scheduled to close Aug. 27.