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Friday's Aqueduct Card Cancelled Due to Cold

Due to extremely cold weather predicted for the New York City metropolitan area Friday, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has cancelled the Jan. 21 card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Wind chill values are expected near zero, prompting NYRA officials to cancel Friday's card in the interest of safety for horses and humans. While Friday's eight-race card is cancelled, Aqueduct will remain open for simulcasting. Live racing at Aqueduct is expected to resume Saturday, Jan. 22. First post for the nine-race program is 12:20 p.m.

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Aqueduct Cancels Saturday Card

The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday's live racing program at Aqueduct due to dangerously low wind chill values set to impact the New York City metropolitan area. The training track at Belmont will also be closed Saturday, but the jogging barns will remain open. The current National Weather Service forecast, which aligns with NYRA's independent weather services, is calling for extremely cold temperatures and sustained winds creating wind chill values as low as -5. As a result, NYRA has canceled Saturday's card in the interest of the safety...

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