Aqueduct Announces Stakes Slate for Winter / Spring Meeting

The NYRA announced the stakes schedule for the Aqueduct Winter / Spring meetings. (Photo credit: bigstock.com)

The NYRA announced the stakes schedule for the Aqueduct Winter / Spring meetings. (Photo credit: bigstock.com)

Aqueduct’s Winter / Spring meeting will feature 49 stakes races worth over $7.5 million the New York Racing Association announced on Saturday.

The winter meeting runs from Jan. 1 until March 26, with the spring meeting concluding on April 24. Included in the racing action is a trio of key stakes for three-year-olds looking to make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby (G1) on the first Saturday of May.

The $200,000 Jerome (G2) on Jan. 2 will be the first graded stake for Derby hopefuls followed by the $250,000 Withers (G3) on Jan. 30 and the $400,000 Gotham (G3) on March 5.

The last major prep for the Run for the Roses is the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1) on April 9. Eleven Wood winners went on to win the Kentucky Derby including four Triple Crown winners.

Last year’s Wood winner was Frosted, who ran fourth in the Derby and second in the Belmont Stakes (G1).

There is now a series of four stakes for three-year-old sprinters starting with the first running of the $125,000 Lost in the Fog on Jan. 1. The series resumes with the $100,000 Fred “Cappy” Capossela on Feb. 6 and the $125,000 Jimmy Winkfield on March 6, and is capped off with the $300,000 Bay Shore (G3) on April 9.

One of the highlights for handicappers will be the New York Claiming Championship Series, featuring ten starter allowance races with purses worth more than $700,000 on April 2.

The Wood Memorial on April 9 will be supported by four stakes, the $400,000 Carter Handicap (G1) at seven furlongs, the $300,000 Gazelle (G2) for sophomore fillies, as well as pair of Grade 3’s with the $300,000 Bay Shore for three-year-old sprinters at seven furlongs, and the $200,000 Excelsior for four-year-olds and up going 1 ¼ miles.

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AQUEDUCT 2016 WINTER/SPRING STAKES SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

RACE

PURSE

AGE

DISTANCE

AQUEDUCT WINTER MEETING

Fri., Jan. 1

Lost in the Fog

125,000

3YO

6 Furlongs

Sat., Jan. 2

Jerome (G3)

200,000

3YO

1 Mile 70 Yds

Sat., Jan. 9

Interborough

100,000

F&M 4&UP

6 Furlongs

Sun., Jan 10

Ladies Handicap

100,000

F&M 4&UP

1 Mile 70 Yds

Sat., Jan. 16

Jazil

125,000

4 & UP

1 Mile 70 Yds

Sat., Jan. 16

TRIPLE CROWN (Early Closing)

 

 

 

Sun., Jan 17

Ruthless   

100,000

F 3YO

6 Furlongs

Mon., Jan. 18

Toboggan (G3)

150,000

4 & UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Jan. 23

Busanda

100,000

F 3YO

1 Mile 70 Yds

Sat., Jan. 30

Withers (G3)

250,000

3 YO

1  1/16

Sun., Jan. 31

Maddie May (NYB)

100,000

F 3YO

1 Mile 70 Yds

Sat., Feb. 6

Fred “Cappy” Capossela

100,000

3 YO

6 Furlongs

Sat., Feb. 6

Gander (NYB)

100,000

3 YO

1 Mile 70 Yds

Sun., Feb. 7

Biogio’s Rose (NYB)

100,000

F&M 4&UP

1  1/16

Sat., Feb. 13

Broadway  (NYB)

100,000

F&M 4&UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Feb. 13

Haynesfield (NYB)

100,000

4 & UP

1  1/16

Sun., Feb. 14

Rego Park (NYB)

125,000

3 YO

6 Furlongs

Mon., Feb. 15

Hollie Hughes (NYB)

100,000

4 & UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Feb. 20

Franklin Square (NYB)

125,000

F 3YO

6 Furlongs

Sat., Feb. 27

Busher

125,000

F 3YO

1  1/16

Sat., Mar. 5

Gotham (G3)

400,000

3YO

1  1/16

Sat., Mar. 5

Heavenly Prize Invitational

150,000

F&M 4&UP

1  1/16

Sun., Mar. 6

Jimmy Winkfield

125,000

3 YO

6 Furlongs

Sat., Mar. 12

Tom Fool Hdcp. (G3)

200,000

4 & UP

6 Furlongs

Sun., Mar. 13

Stymie

125,000

4 & UP

1  1/8

Sat., Mar. 19

Correction

125,000

F&M 4&UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Mar. 26

Cicada

125,000

F 3YO

6 Furlongs

Mon., Mar. 21

TRIPLE CROWN (Late Closing)

 

 

 

AQUEDUCT SPRING MEETING

Sat., Apr. 2

New York Claiming Championship Day

 

 

 

Sat., Apr. 2

Mr. Sinatra (Starter $40,000 in 2015-16)

90,000

4 & UP

1 1/8

Sat., Apr. 2

Caixa Eletronica (Starter $32,000 in 15-16)

80,000

4 & UP

7 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 2

Karakorum Elektra (Starter $32 in 15-16)

80,000

F&M 4&UP

7 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 2

Stud Muffin (Starter $25 in 15-16)

75,000

4 & UP

1 Mile

Sat., Apr. 2

Xtra Heat (Starter $20 in 15-16)

70,000

F&M 4&UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 2

Peeping Tom (Starter $20 in 15-16)

70,000

4 & UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 2

Sis City (Starter $16 in 15-16)

60,000

F&M 4&UP

1 Mile

Sat., Apr. 2

More To Tell (Starter $16 in 15-16)

60,000

4 & UP

1 Mile

Sat., Apr. 2

Videogenic (Starter $12,500 in 15-16)

60,000

F&M 4&UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 2

Kelly Kip (Starter $12,500 in 15-16)

60,000

4 & UP

6 Furlongs

Sun., Apr. 3

Top Flight Invitational Hdcp. (G3)

200,000

F&M 4&UP

1  1/8

Sat., Apr. 9

Wood Memorial (G1)

1,000,000

3YO

1 1/8

Sat., Apr. 9

Carter Hdcp. (G1)

400,000

4&UP

7 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 9

Bay Shore (G3)

300,000

3YO

7 Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 9

Gazelle (G2)

300,000

F 3YO

1 1/8

Sat., Apr. 9

Excelsior (G3)

200,000

4 & UP

1  1/4

Sun., Apr. 10

Danger’s Hour

100,000

4&UP

1 Mile (Turf)

Sat., Apr. 16

Plenty of Grace

100,000

F&M 4&UP

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun., Apr. 17

Distaff (Hdcp) (G2)

200,000

F&M 4&UP

7  Furlongs

Sat., Apr. 23

Woodhaven

100,000

3YO

1   1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Apr. 23

New York Stallion Stakes

100,000

F 3YO

6 1/2 Furlongs

 

Park Avenue Division

 

 

 

Sun., Apr. 24

Memories of Silver

100,000

F 3YO

1   1/16 (Turf)

Sun., Apr. 24

New York Stallion Stakes

100,000

3YO

6 1/2 Furlongs

 

Times Square Division

 

 

 

 

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