03/06/2015 10:44AM

Aqueduct cancels Friday card

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Due to the impact of a winter storm, racing was canceled Friday at Aqueduct, the 15th full card and second in a row lost to weather and safety concerns.

Aqueduct and Belmont were to be open for simulcasting.

New York Racing Association officials canceled Friday's card in hopes of having a good track for Saturday's 10-race card, which includes the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes for 3-year-olds and the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool for sprinters.

In a press release, NYRA said canceling Friday is "an aggressive and proactive step ... with maintenance crews continuing to remove moisture from the track in preparation for this weekend's card."

Saturday's card will begin at 12:50 p.m.. The pick six, with a carryover of $148,147, begins on race 5 (2:50 p.m.)