Aqueduct Cancels Due to Heavy Winds
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:11:58 AM
Last Updated: 12/9/2009 10:01:24 AM

Aqueduct has called off racing for Thurs., Feb. 12.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Because of extremely high winds projected to gust up to 60 mph, the New York Racing Association has decided to cancel its scheduled live race card at Aqueduct Racetrack on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Aqueduct will remain open for simulcasting. There is no parking or admission charge, and gates open at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Scheduled races for Feb. 12 will come back as extra races during the week.
At 9 a.m. on Thursday, the temperature was 53 degrees but sustained winds had already reached 30 to 40 mph. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for Ozone Park, Ny., with gusts of up to 60 mph possible into early this evening.
Normal racing schedule will be back on Friday, Feb. 13, with a nine-race card. First race post time will be 12:30 p.m. 


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