Citing Storm Forecast, Aqueduct and Philly Cancel Races
Updated: Saturday, December 30, 2000 10:45 AM
From the New York Racing Association
Posted: Friday, December 29, 2000 11:25 AM
Live racing at Aqueduct has been cancelled for both Saturday and Sunday due to the impending storm. Racing will resume on Monday (New Year's Day) with a 10-race live card, featuring both the Interborough Handicap and the re-drawn Gallant Fox Handicap, originally scheduled for Saturday.
Citing the same storm forecast, Philadelphia Park cancelled racing and training for Saturday.
As scheduled, Aqueduct will be dark on Tuesday, but there will now be live racing on Wednesday, January 3. Wednesday was originally scheduled as a dark day. Aqueduct will offer free general admission and parking on Wednesday and simulcasting opening day of the Gulfstream Park meet as well as Laurel.
Entries for Monday's races will be taken Saturday, with no early scratches on Sunday. Instead, scratches will be taken directly off the Monday program. Entries for both Wednesday and Thursday will be taken on Monday.
The Alex M. Robb Handicap, originally scheduled for Sunday will be run next Saturday, Jan. 6.
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