The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Thursday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to a winter storm forecast to impact the New York metropolitan area throughout the day on Thursday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed New York City under a winter storm watch beginning on Thursday morning and extending through Friday afternoon. The NWS forecast, which aligns with NYRA’s independent weather services, is calling for up to 8 inches of snow causing hazardous conditions throughout the region.

As a result, NYRA has canceled Thursday’s eight-race card in the interest of the safety of all participants.

Live racing at Aqueduct will resume on Friday, February 19 with an eight-race card. First post on Friday is 1:20 p.m.

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