04/19/2013 7:51AM

Evangeline Downs cancels final three races Thursday


OPELOUSAS, La. - Evangeline Downs was forced to cancel it final three races Thursday night after a power outage struck the plant just before 9 p.m. local time.

The eighth race of the 11-race program had just gone official when what was believed to be a transformer failure plunged the facility into total darkness. Multiple units of the Opelousas fire department responded. There were no reports of injury to either humans or horses. There were also no immediate plans to make up the cancelled races.