by Pat McKenna
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Saturday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to high winds and significant rainfall forecast to create hazardous weather conditions in the New York metropolitan area 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. As a result, Saturday’s 10-race card has been canceled in the interest of the safety of all participants.
Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open for simulcasting on Saturday, and online wagering is available through www.NYRABets.com.
Saturday’s featured Grade 3, $150,000 Noble Damsel and $125,000 Ashley T. Cole will be brought back on Friday, September 29 with entries to be taken on Sunday.
Live racing at Aqueduct is scheduled to resume on Sunday with a nine-race card featuring the $125,000 Joseph A. Gimma and the $125,000 Bertram F. Bongard. First post is 1:05.p.m. Eastern.
For additional information on the Belmont at the Big A fall meet, as well as a complete stakes schedule, visit NYRA.com.