Winter storm prompts track cancellations
Due to the impending winter storm, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Friday. A decision on whether Aqueduct and the Belmont Café will be open for simulcasting will be made early Friday morning.
Aqueduct's Thursday program is still on, but with accelerated post times. The 1ST race was moved up to 12:20 (EST), and the remaining races are scheduled as follows: 2ND at 12:50, 3RD at 1:15, 4TH at 1:40, 5TH at 2:05, 6TH at 2:30, 7TH at 2:55, 8TH at 3:20 and 9TH at 3:45.
Live racing is expected to resume as scheduled on Saturday.
Penn National canceled live racing Thursday night, with the snowstorm expected to hit Central Pennsylvania beginning in the early afternoon. The track is scheduled to resume live racing on Friday night with first race post time at 6 p.m.
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