Live racing has been cancelled Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack as hazardous weather is forecasted for the area, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced in a release late Friday afternoon. High winds and significant rainfall are expected in the New York metropolitan area and are expected to create inclement weather conditions on Saturday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for sustained high winds with gusts up to 40 MPH and heavy rainfall throughout the day. Saturday's race card for the Belmont at the Big A meet was scheduled to have 10 live races, including the GIII Noble Damsel S. at a mile on the turf for fillies and mares ages 3/up. That race, as well as the listed Ashley T. Cole S., will be brought back on Friday, Sept. 29 with entries to be taken on Sunday.
Aqueduct will remain open for simulcasting on Saturday, with live racing scheduled to resume Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET.