Racing Canceled At Multiple Northeastern Tracks Due To Snow Storm

Racing has been canceled on Thursday at multiple tracks in the Northeastern portion of the United States due to extreme winter weather conditions. Among those announcing cancellations are: Aqueduct in New York, Charles Town in West Virginia, and Laurel Park in Maryland.

Press releases from each track follow:

– The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Thursday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to a powerful winter storm currently impacting the New York metropolitan area with heavy winds, accumulating snow and coastal flooding.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for the downstate New York region extending through 1 p.m. Thursday. The current NWS forecast, which aligns with NYRA’s independent weather services, calls for sustained high winds with gusts up to 50 mph and total snow accumulations of 9-12 inches. In addition, the NWS has issued a coastal flood watch for southern Queens as of Thursday morning.

As a result, NYRA has canceled Thursday’s eight-race card in the interest of the safety of all participants. Live racing at Aqueduct is scheduled to resume on Friday, Dec. 18, with a nine-race card kicking off at 12:20 p.m. Eastern.

For additional information on the 2020-21 winter meet at Aqueduct, as well as a complete stakes schedule, visit NYRA.com.

– Due to a winter storm that moved across the region bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain, the Maryland Jockey Club announced live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled Thursday, Dec. 17. The Maryland Jockey Club’s simulcast locations will remain open. Live racing will resume Friday at Laurel with a nine-race program beginning at 12:25 p.m. The eighth and ninth races will be part of the popular Stronach 5. Laurel’s eighth race will serve as the opening leg of the Stronach 5 at approximately 3:49 p.m. Eastern.

Fans can watch and wager on Laurel Park and the Stronach 5 at www.1st.com/bet and xpressbet.com.

– Due to the continued impact of the winter weather moving through the area over the past 24 hours, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program for Thursday, Dec. 17. The track will remain open for limited simulcasting until mid-afternoon. Live racing is currently slated to resume on Friday, Dec. 18, with a first race post time of 7:00 p.m. Eastern.

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