03/08/2013 9:48AM

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.

Kelly Frazier More than 1 year ago
I won't miss home of the six horse fields. Make that 4 or 5 horse fields after the morning scratches.
Len Willschick More than 1 year ago
Not to mention the afternoon scratches at the gate. And why does it take the New York gate crew so painfully long to load a race? And why is there frequently a rider dismounting from a horse once it is loaded? And why after all that, do the few remaining horses in the race crash into each other or break slowly? It appears to be worse here than anywhere else.
mikey More than 1 year ago
They won't close the casino will they.
Buck Louis More than 1 year ago
any chance NYRA might run on Wednesday's when they have to cancel 1 of its other 4days due to weather. Horseman take a beating when the races get cancelled. tough enough to find a condition that fits without cancellations.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Who care's
David More than 1 year ago
Only thing worse than your attitude is your grammar. Care's?....really mikey?
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
I tend to agree with you Mikey, the racing at Aqueduct this winter has actually been quite mundane. As entertaining as the Ortiz brothers and Rudy Rodriguez are, winning all the time, it makes for small uninteresting betting events. Small fields are generally useless when trying to make big bucks and one can only pray for the outer trtack and turf races to infuse the "interesting" back in NYRA's product.