Updated on 12/29/2012 2:01PM

Aqueduct, Charles Town, Penn National cancel Saturday cards


The New York Racing Association canceled its nine-race program at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday as a winter storm approached the New York city area Saturday morning. The storm was expected to bring snow and rain to a wide section of the Northeast, according to the National Weather Center. Aqueduct will be open for simulcast wagering on Saturday and is scheduled for live racing on Sunday.

* Charles Town canceled the last five races on its Friday evening card and called off its Saturday night program – the final live program scheduled for 2012.  Live racing is tentatively scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

* Penn National canceled its Saturday night program - the third time this week the central Pennsylvania track has lost a live racing card due to bad weather. Penn National is scheduled to resume live racing on Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Daniel Peters More than 1 year ago
In Minnesota we only cancel for lighting
Daniel Peters More than 1 year ago
lightning that is
Kevin Smith More than 1 year ago
they should close aqueduct for the winter the morons who run the place always close the track when it snows. 1-3 inches is not a good reason to close.they close the track so much since that ripoff casino opened
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
At least the Big A is better than Hawthorne, talk about dumps, an chicago charges 6$ hr for parkin in town. At least u guys have decent trainers an great jockeys to play. quit ur complainind.
Heree Right More than 1 year ago
Seriously Russell, get your nose out of your rear and back to looking over the PPs. The Big A is a great place for racing in January and February and all of the other months as well. Are you sure about your statement that a top 3 year-old hasn't been stabled at Aqueduct since Prairie Bayou, even in very recent years? Think again and check again. The Big A is on the path to becoming a better-than-ever racing venue. Join us and enjoy! Don't be a loser, be a winner! Sniff out those winning tickets to cash, not your rear!
russell More than 1 year ago
Want more reasons David, 1- The place is a filthy dump. If NYRA management sent a limo to my house I wouldn't go. 2- More pigeons and seagulls attend the races than human beings. 3- Rick Dutrow and his protege Rudy Rodriguez are leading trainers. 4- The place losses money EVERY year. 5- They race at only 2 distances, 6f or 1 1/16 miles. Its like harness racing except worse.
richard cowles More than 1 year ago
Chill Russ.And by the way,it's a mile and 70 yards.Speed is the name of the game.Happy new year.
russell More than 1 year ago
Wow, I'm so glad you taught me something new!
DavidM More than 1 year ago
That is a silly reason to close a track for 2 months.
russell More than 1 year ago
Just close Aqueduct for January and February. There hasn't been a top 3 year-old stabled at Aqueduct since Prairie Bayou over 20 years ago. And the only reason that happened was that they didn't think he was that good.