10/29/2011 3:27PM

Belmont, Finger Lakes among five tracks to cancel due to bad weather


The major storm that brought snow and heavy rain to much of the East Coast on Saturday cut short two live racing programs and caused the cancellation of the entire cards at three other tracks.

Belmont Park in New York called off racing after just three races were run over a sloppy track. The New York Racing Association will offer free clubhouse and grandstand admission on Sunday, the final day of the Belmont fall meet.

The Grade 3, $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap, originally scheduled as the ninth race on Saturday’s card, was rescheduled for Sunday, Nov.  6 at Aqueduct.

Finger Lakes in western New York ran just two races in poor weather before the jockeys refused to ride the remainder of the card.

Two Pennsylvania tracks, Parx Racing in suburban Philadelphia and Penn National near Hershey, called off their entire programs as did Charles Town in West Virginia. Charles Town also called off its scheduled program for Sunday afternoon.