Updated on 01/25/2013 3:51PM

Aqueduct cancels for second day in a row; Charles Town shuts down Friday night


Aqueduct canceled live racing for Friday due to cold temperatures, the second straight card scrapped due to weather.

 Aqueduct and Belmont Park were to be open for simulcasting.

Temperatures were expected to be in the low to mid 20s on Friday with wind chills in the mid to upper teens. Light snow was forecast for the middle of the afternoon, but minimal accumulations were expected.

Aqueduct has now canceled three cards this winter.

Live racing is expected to resume on Saturday, when temperatures are forecast to reach 30 degrees.

*Charles Town cut short its live racing program after two races Thursday night and called off Friday evening's program because of extreme cold weather.

The jockeys held a vote on whether to continue after riding two races Thursday and there not enough riders willing to compete to allow the program to continue. According to local weather services, the temperature 15 minutes before the decision was made to cancel the card stood at 20 degrees with a wind chill of 13.