From the NYRA Media Team:

Winter storm forces cancellation of Thursday racing at Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Thursday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to a powerful winter storm currently impacting the New York metropolitan area with heavy winds, accumulating snow and coastal flooding.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for the downstate New York region extending through 1 p.m. Thursday. The current NWS forecast, which aligns with NYRA’s independent weather services, calls for sustained high winds with gusts up to 50 mph and total snow accumulations of 9-12 inches. In addition, the NWS has issued a coastal flood watch for southern Queens as of Thursday morning.

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

Live racing at Aqueduct is scheduled to resume on Friday, December 18 with a nine-race card kicking off at 12:20 p.m. Eastern.

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