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Aqueduct calls off racing as nor'easter hits New York

NEW YORK (AP) Aqueduct has canceled its racing card because of rain and high wind from a nor'easter pounding the area.

The New York Racing Association made the announcement Friday. The National Weather Service says winds are expected to increase drastically during the day, peaking in the afternoon at 50 mph to 60 mph.

Aqueduct is staying open Friday for simulcasting and online wagering. Live racing is to resume on Saturday.

Updated March 2, 2018

the Year and best older female trotter.

Hannelore Hanover is the first trotting mare to be named Horse of the Year since Moni Maker in 1999. She won 10 of 17 races last season, earning $1.04 million for the ownership team of Burke Racing Stable, Mark Weaver, Mike Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, and J&T Silva Stables.

Co-owner Ron Burke is the trainer; Yannick Gingras is her usual driver.

Updated February 25, 2018

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