04/25/2011 12:15PM

River Downs postpones opening day


River Downs management has postponed the scheduled Friday opening of the track’s 2011 meet because of continued heavy rain in the Cincinnati area and the high level of the Ohio River. No new opening date had been determined as of midday Monday.

The track’s backstretch area was closed as of Friday, April 22, and the main track continued to be covered with water Monday, with rain expected to continue until Thursday. The track’s simulcast facility was to be closed through Tuesday, with a Wednesday opening planned.