07/18/2012 6:13PM

River Downs halts card in thunderstorm

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CINCINNATI - River Downs canceled live racing after six races Wednesday because of a severe thunderstorm that came through the Cincinnati area.

Following an hour delay for the storm, it was decided that the track was unsafe because of the nearly three inches of rain that fell in less than an hour along with golf-ball-sized hail. The final four races on the card, including the Queen City Dash for Quarter Horses, were called off.

Racing is scheduled to resume Thursday at 1:30 pm.