Thursday racing at Aqueduct canceled due to winter storm warning

February 18, 2021

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Thursday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to a winter storm forecast to impact the New York metropolitan area throughout the day on Thursday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed New York City under a winter storm watch beginning on Thursday morning and extending through Friday afternoon. The NWS forecast, which aligns with NYRA’s independent weather services, is calling for up to 8 inches of snow causing hazardous conditions throughout the region.

As a result, NYRA has canceled Thursday’s eight-race card in the interest of the safety of all participants.

Live racing at Aqueduct will resume on Friday, February 19 with an eight-race card. First post on Friday is 1:20 p.m.

For additional information on the 2020-21 winter meet at Aqueduct, visit

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