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Canterbury Cancels Thursday Night Live Card

Officials call off racing as heavy rains hit Shakopee area with more on the way.

Canterbury Park officials decided to cancel racing for the evening of June 19 after the track endured heavy rainfall earlier in the day with another storm likely to arrive.

The race program was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

"Due to the immense amount of rain we received today and to impending storms with lightning that are expected to be coming through the area for the next several hours, racing has been canceled for tonight," Canterbury Park president Randy Sampson said.

"In addition to lightning concerns, the storm could drop another inch or two of rain, which will complicate flooding on our property and surrounding roads. We felt it was better to make the call now to minimize as much as possible the inconvenience to our guests, horsemen, and employees."

Racing is to resume Friday, June 20. at 6:30 p.m.