Updated on 10/28/2012 5:06PM

Hurricane Sandy forces Eastern tracks to shut down for live racing, simulcasting

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With Hurricane Sandy forecast to bring heavy rains and high winds to the East Coast, several racetracks announced Sunday plans to shut down for live racing and simulcasting.

Parx Racing near Philadelphia has cancelled live racing for Monday and Tuesday. The track in Bensalem, Pa.,  expects to remain open for simulcast racing. Live racing will resume with a special Friday program beginning at 12:25 p.m. Eastern  as the track kicks off Breeders’ Cup weekend.

* Suffolk Downs called off its live racing card scheduled for Monday. The track will also be closed for simulcasting.

* Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack will be closed for simulcasting on Monday and Tuesday. Telebet and Internet wagering through NYRA Rewards also will be suspended on both days.

* Monmouth Park and Woodbridge OTB will be closed for simulcasting on Monday and Tuesday.