02/16/2014 9:11AM

Aqueduct cancels Sunday card after winter storm


Due to the effects of Saturday’s winter storm, Sunday’s 10-race program at Aqueduct was canceled, the third straight card lost this week. Aqueduct has not raced since Monday.

It is the seventh full card of the inner-track meet lost due to weather, one more than last year but one fewer than in 2010-11, when eight full cards were canceled due to weather.

Aqueduct joined Parx as tracks that canceled live racing Sunday. Parx announced Saturday it would scrap Sunday’s card due in large part to a case of equine herpesvirus on the backstretch that prohibits horses from shipping in to that track.

Aqueduct, which along with Belmont Park was to be open for simulcasting Sunday, is scheduled to conduct a 10-race card Monday, Presidents Day, including the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes for New York-bred sprinters.