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By Jennie Rees, Kentucky Downs — The nine races Kentucky Downs postponed Sunday because of inclement weather now will be run on Tuesday, the track announced. The first post will be 12:25 p.m. 

A new program will be created to make the rescheduled races (Sunday’s third through 11th) races 1-9. The races will not be redrawn, but all scratched horses have been reinstated into the fields. The new scratch time is 9 a.m. Central Monday.

“It’s disappointing not to get the card in, because the turf course was perfect Saturday and starting our Sunday card,” said Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs’ Vice President for Racing. “It actually benefited from some water because (track superintendent) Butch Lehr was cognizant of pending rain, and the course started the day very firm. While rain was intermittent, we had that one steady shower. It was a borderline call, but the safety for our human and equine participants is paramount.

“We now look forward to sunshine the next few days and to staging terrific cards Tuesday and our closing day Wednesday. We appreciate the patience shown by our horsemen, our guests and simulcast players.”

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