Aqueduct Cancels Saturday Card Due to Winter Storm


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Edited Press Release

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Saturday's live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to a powerful winter storm forecast to impact the New York City metropolitan area.

A National Weather Service (NWS) winter storm warning goes into effect for the downstate region at 7:00 p.m. Friday and continues through 7:00 p.m. Saturday. The NWS forecast, which aligns with NYRA's independent weather services, is calling for 8-12 inches of snow along with sustained high winds with gusts exceeding 45 mph. These conditions will produce dangerously low wind chill values on Saturday. As a result, NYRA has canceled Saturday's card in the interest of the safety of all participants.

Saturday's featured GIII Toboggan S. will be re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5.

A decision regarding opening Aqueduct Racetrack for simulcasting will be made on Saturday morning.

Live racing at Aqueduct will resume on Sunday, Jan. 30 with a nine-race card featuring the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield S. First post on Sunday is 12:20 p.m. Eastern.

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