Rain Forces Emerald Downs to Cancel Card

Due to unsafe track conditions caused by heavy rain, Emerald Downs canceled live racing following the first race on

According to Emerald Downs' clerk of scales Ken Doll, it was a
unanimous decision by the riders to suspend racing.

"We were all slipping and sliding out there during the first race," said jockey Ricky Frazier, who won the first race aboard Misty Leader. "The surface was really loose due to the excessive rain and none of our horses could get a hold of the track. All the riders were in agreement on canceling the races."

Fans in attendance received rain checks good for any day of live racing at the Seattle, Wash., track.