10/30/2011 10:51AM

Belmont cancels closing-day card


Belmont Park canceled Sunday’s closing-day card as a result of the pre-Halloween storm that dumped a mixture of rain, ice , and snow in the New York area on Saturday and made the main track and turf courses unusable.

 Belmont will be open for simulcasting. Among the track being offered is Churchill Downs, which holds its opening-day card today.

 The storm also forced Belmont to cancel the final seven races on Saturday’s card, including the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap. The Bold Ruler has been rescheduled for next Sunday.

 After four more dark days, New York racing shifts to Aqueduct on Friday.

 First post Friday will be 1:15 p.m. Eastern.