Updated on 10/28/2012 6:06PM

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


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.

anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please say something about Fort Erie racetrack closing today. Hurricane cancelled tomorrow. The announcer gave a great closing speech, I wish you could reprint it here.
Mike Lidinsky More than 1 year ago
Any Updates for Finger Lakes?
mikey More than 1 year ago
Hope all are safe and get by well.Mother nature must be a racing fan not much happens on monday and tuesday.everyone be safe and have no damage.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Whoever heard of a hurricane hitting the North East this late in the season. Crazy. One of my favorite tracks is right in the path, Delaware Park. Hope the horses will be OK there. Think the north east is pretty much shut down today, Monday. Crazy NY weather, wish I was in my adopted hometown of Arcadia, Ca. I will take 88 and sunny any day,. Wishing all in the path of the hurricane good luck and hope you are OK.