01/24/2013 9:35AM

Aqueduct cancels Thursday card due to cold


Thursday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct was canceled due to extreme cold, New York Racing Association officials announced early Thursday morning. Aqueduct and Belmont Park remained open for simulcasting.

Thursday’s forecast was for sunny skies but temperatures in the low 20s and wind chills in the single digits.

It is the second cancellation of the winter meet. The Dec. 29 card was canceled due to a forecast for snow that never came.

Live racing is expected to resume on Friday, though it is expected to remain cold and snow is forecast for mid-afternoon.