Aqueduct racing returns after three days of cancellations

 

Lady Gracenote beat Touching My Toes by a head Sunday in the $59,000 allowance feature as racing resumed at Aqueduct.

It was the first time this week the Big A offered a full nine-race card. The Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday programs were canceled because of frigid temperatures and high wind. The action was halted Friday after two races because of the chill and blowing snow.

Temperatures moderated into the upper 30s on Sunday as Lady Gracenote, an 8-year-old trained by Jason Servis and ridden by Manuel Franco, got her eighth win in 46 starts in the race for New York bred fillies and mares.

Lady Gracenote paid $5.30, $3.70 and $2.30 as the 8-5 favorite. Touching My Toes returned $8.20 and $3.60, and Saythreehailmary’s paid $2.40 to show.

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