03/08/2013 8:48AM

Aqueduct cancels Friday card due to winter storm


Friday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct was canceled due to a Nor’easter that brought a mixture of heavy, wet snow and rain to the area.

Aqueduct had two inches of snow overnight and there was the possibility of more snow and/or rain possible until noon Friday.

It was the sixth weather-related cancellation of the inner-track meet. On Thursday, New York Racing Association officials announced the inner-track meet would be extended by a week due to this week’s inclement weather. The main track is now scheduled to open for racing on March 20.

Aqueduct and Belmont Park were to remain open Friday for simulcasting, and live racing was scheduled to resume Saturday at Aqueduct with a 10-race card featuring the $100,000 Fred “Cappy” Capossela for 3-year-old sprinters.

There will be a pick-six carryover of $26,174 into Saturday’s card.