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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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Laurel Cancels Again

Laurel Park cancelled live racing again Friday, Jan. 7, due to winter weather that disrupted the area and later added that racing would be cancelled through the weekend, according to a press release from the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC). A Monday snowstorm had resulted in the cancellation of training earlier in the week and the Maryland track also cancelled live racing Thursday. A fresh storm was sweeping through the area Thursday night and Friday morning, with Aqueduct also cancelling Friday's card. Laurel will remain open for simulcasting, as will Pimlico,...

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Laurel Cancels Live Racing Thursday

Laurel Park, the Maryland track with a new dirt surface that was hit by winter weather this week, cancelled the Jan. 6 nine-race card due to the continuing effects of the winter storm, announced the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) Thursday. The storm brought sleet, freezing rain, and snowfall to the area. Laurel, as well as Pimlico, Rosecroft, and the MJC OTB Network, will remain open for simulcasting. Live racing at Laurel is scheduled to resume Friday, Jan. 7. First post is 12:25 p.m.

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Woodbine Cancels Thursday Racing

Woodbine Entertainment has cancelled its Thursday, Aug. 26, card due to extreme heat and high humidity. A heat warning has been issued by the Meteorological Service of Canada to the Toronto area of Ontario, where Woodbine is located. Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday, Aug. 27, with the first race at 4:50 p.m. ET.

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Injured Cameramen Expected to Make Full Recovery

A pair of RaceTech camera operators who were injured after falling from an elevated platform at Hamilton Tuesday are expected to make a full recovery. According a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman, the pair had fallen on to the roof of a vehicle at the track prior to the day's first race. After a lengthy delay while emergency services attended to the two men, the fixture was eventually called off. RaceTech tweeted: "We are pleased to report our two injured camera operators are receiving hospital treatment and early indications...

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Live Racing at Charles Town Cancelled Through Nov. 14

Live racing has been cancelled at Charles Town through Nov. 14 after two jockeys tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the track intends to apply for additional days with the West Virginia Racing Commission. Those days would be Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Live racing is currently slated to resume Nov. 19.

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