02/03/2014 9:39AM

Aqueduct, Parx cancel Monday cards


Due to a winter storm that was expected to bring several inches of snow to the Northeast, live racing was canceled Monday at both Aqueduct in New York City and Parx near Philadelphia.

Aqueduct and Belmont Park were to be open for simulcasting, with only three Thoroughbred tracks - Beulah, Sam Houston and Turf Paradise - as well the harness track Monticello Raceway still slated for live racing.

The storm, which began in the early morning hours Monday, was forecast to bring 4 to 8 inches to the Philadelphia area and 6 to 10 inches to New York. Morning training was canceled at both Aqueduct and Belmont Park.

For Aqueduct, it was the fourth full card of the winter meet that has been canceled due to weather. Another card lost its final eight races due to fog.

In February, Aqueduct has shifted to a four-day race week, meaning the next live card is not scheduled until Friday. Parx is hoping to resume living racing on Tuesday.

Matthew Ellis More than 1 year ago
Those attendance numbers make it easier. Its under 100 people outside watching the races ( don't give the figures of people at slots drinking liquor ) because if not for them it would be embarrassing,
jaybern1 More than 1 year ago
Cancel Parx permanently.
William Waters More than 1 year ago
Right on! The horsemen at Parx are so greedy and shortsighted that they nix any talk of lowering the outrageous takeouts there, despite the grossly inflated slot machine purses. When the slots reductions continue, where will their fans be?
Walter More than 1 year ago
As horseplayers, make your voice count. Stop playing Parx. It shouldn't be that tough, you can always play other tracks. Maybe it their handle dips, they will take notice.