02/18/2015 4:44PM

Aqueduct cancels Thursday card due to cold


With more cold temperatures and single-digit wind chills in the forecast, Thursday’s eight-race card at Aqueduct has been canceled, New York Racing Association officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

It is the 12th full-card canceled this winter. Another card was scrapped after two races.

The forecast for Thursday calls for a high of 22 degrees but with winds between 20 and 30 miles-per-hour, wind chills are expected to be in the single digits. The forecast for Friday is very similar making it plausible that day’s card could be canceled as well.

Aqueduct and Belmont will be open for simulcasting on Thursday.

This week was to begin a series of five consecutive weeks when NYRA’s calendar was reduced to a four-day racing schedule, Thursdays through Sundays, through March 22.

NYRA had planned to be dark the last week of March, but has since announced it will run March 26-28.