07/05/2007 11:00PM

Louisiana Downs cancels card

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BOSSIER CITY, La. - Louisiana Downs cancelled its scheduled 10-race program on Friday because of torrential rains that have hit the region in recent days.

"With flash-flooding in the area, we decided that for the safety of our patrons and all parties involved, that the best thing to do would be to cancel," Mark Midland, the track's vice president of racing operations, said Friday. "We do plan to race tomorrow with moderating weather conditions."

Rainfall totals exceeded four inches in the area by mid-morning Friday with more forecast. Numerous flash flood warnings had also been issued for the region. Plans to make up the lost day were not immediately available.