"Despite a Herculean effort by our track maintenance crew, we were not able to get the racing surface to where it needs to be," said Fair Grounds Vice President and General Manager Eric Halstrom. "It's still a little heavy in spots and the recommendation was for more time to get the track ready. We just ran out of time. Our track crew will spend the afternoon and evening doing what they can to prepare our surface for racing on Monday." The state and track stewards made the final decision about 10:30 a.m.
Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday with a nine-race program beginning at 1 p.m. The grandstand and all nine Fair Grounds Off-Track Betting locations are open Sunday for simulcasting from 15 tracks around the country--including Calder Race Course (first post 11:25 a.m. CST), Aqueduct Racetrack (11:30 a.m. CST) and Hollywood Park (2:30 p.m. CST)--plus nighttime racing from Australia (9 p.m. CST).