11/27/2013 9:32AM

Aqueduct, Finger Lakes cancel Wednesday cards


Aqueduct and Finger Lakes have both canceled their Wednesday cards because of inclement weather.

Aqueduct canceled its nine-race card due to rain and high winds. Both Aqueduct and Belmont were scheduled to be open for simulcasting.

It was the second straight live racing card canceled at Aqueduct as Sunday’s card was scrapped due to high winds.

Over an inch of rain had fallen in the area overnight, and up to another inch was possible throughout Wednesday. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour were forecast with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Though wind could still be an issue, racing is expected to resume Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, with a nine-race card that gets underway at 11:25 a.m. and features the 100th running of the Fall Highweight Handicap.

First post for 10-race cards on both Friday and Saturday is noon.

Finger Lakes called off its nine-race card after an overnight snowstorm. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Friday with a 12:15 p.m. post time for the first race. Simulcast wagering and gaming floor operations remain open as normal.