08/27/2011 9:55AM

Belmont/Aqueduct Sunday simulcasting canceled; Saratoga Sunday decision expected later today


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - In anticipation of Hurricane Irene, the New York Racing Association announced Saturday that there will be no simulcasting at either Aqueduct or Belmont Park on Sunday.

Further, NYRA officials said a decision on whether to run Sunday’s 11-race card at Saratoga will be made by the conclusion of Saturday’s card.

Saratoga isn’t expected to feel the effects of Hurricane Irene until Sunday. Initial forecasts call for more than two inches of rain on Sunday and high winds.

Sunday’s card includes the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational. Should Sunday’s card be canceled, it is expected that the Personal Ensign would be brought back for next Saturday, a card that includes the Grade 1 Woodward and Grade 1 Forego.