Horse racing canceled in NYC because of bitter cold

AP News
Posted: Feb 13, 2016 10:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Racing officials have canceled all races at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack because of extreme cold and high winds.

The New York Racing Association says there will be no live racing at Aqueduct on Saturday "out of an abundance of caution" for horses and jockeys. Daytime high temperatures were expected to be around 20 degrees in New York.

Racing is scheduled to resume on Sunday but officials say they will continue to monitor weather reports.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for New York City beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing to noon Sunday.

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With the actual temperatures falling as low as minus-4 degrees, the National Weather Service says the city could see wind chills of 18 degrees below to 23 degrees below zero overnight. Wind gusts may reach 45 mph.