Main Track: One and one-eighth miles, oval.
Inner Dirt Track: One mile, oval.
Turf Course: Seven furlongs, 43 feet, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,155.5 feet.
Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Daily Doubles.
$1. Rolling Pick 3’s.
$.50 Trifecta on all races with 6 or more betting interests.
$1. Quinella on 2nd and 4th races.
$2. Pick 6 on last 6 races.
$.50. Pick 4 on races 2-5 and on last four races.
$.50 Pick 5 on first and last five on day
Win, place, and show: 15%
Daily Double, Quinella, and Exacta wagering: 17.5%
Trifecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Superfecta wagering: 25%
Pick 6 wagering: 25% (15% on non-carryover days)
New York Racing Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 90
Jamaica, New York 11417
110th Street and Rockaway Blvd.,
Ozone Park, New York 11417
Telephone: (718) 641-4700
Fax: (718) 322-3814
Aqueduct, or “The Big A”, opened in 1894, and has seen extensive renovations since its conception. Aqueduct has the distinction of being the only racetrack to reside inside the New York City limits. The Jockey Club Gold Cup used to be held at Aqueduct from 1958 to 1974, while the Display Handicap marathon was also ran there until 1990. The Breeders Cup also took place at Aqueduct in 1985. Aqueduct was also home to the Belmont Stakes for four years, from 1963 to 1967.
Cigar made his name at Aqueduct, winning two races, including the NYRA Mile in 1994, which is now named the Cigar Mile Handicap. These two victories set Cigar on an amazing 16-race win streak, and subsequently, to the Hall of Fame. In 2006, Aqueduct made history by becoming the first racetrack with a triple dead-heat: in the “win”, “place” and “show” categories, there were three separate instances of a dead-heat.
Aqueduct – Stakes Schedule
Winter 2021-2022 Meet
|Saturday, Dec 11||Garland of Roses||$100,000.00||F&M 3&UP|
|Saturday, Dec 18||NYSSS Fifth Avenue Division||$500,000.00||F2YO|
|Saturday, Dec 18||NYSSS Great White Way Division||$500,000.00||2YO|
|Sunday, Dec 19||Gravesend||$100,000.00||3&UP|
|Sunday, Dec 19||Queens County||$125,000.00||3&UP|
|Thursday, Dec 30||Bay Ridge (NYB)||$100,000.00||F&M 3&UP|
|Friday, Dec 31||Alex M. Robb (NYB)||$100,000.00||3&UP|
|Saturday, Jan 01||Jerome||$150,000.00||3YO|
|Sunday, Jan 02||La Verdad (NYB)||$100,000.00||F&M 4&UP|
|Saturday, Jan 08||Say Florida Sandy (NYB)||$100,000.00||4&UP|
|Sunday, Jan 09||Rego Park (NYB)||$100,000.00||3 YO|
|Sunday, Jan 16||Ladies Handicap||$100,000.00||F&M 4&Up|
|Saturday, Jan 22||Franklin Square (NYB)||$100,000.00||F 3YO|
|Saturday, Jan 22||Jazil||$100,000.00||4 & Up|
|Sunday, Jan 23||Busanda||$100,000.00||F 3YO|
|Saturday, Jan 29||Toboggan (G3)||$150,000.00||4 & Up|
|Sunday, Jan 30||Jimmy Winkfield||$100,000.00||3 YO|
|Saturday, Feb 05||Withers (G3)||$250,000.00||3 YO|
|Sunday, Feb 06||Ruthless||$100,000.00||F 3YO|
|Saturday, Feb 12||Gander (NYB)||$100,000.00||3 YO|
|Sunday, Feb 13||Broadway (NYB)||$100,000.00||F&M 4&Up|
|Saturday, Feb 19||Hollie Hughes (NYB)||$100,000.00||4 & Up|
|Monday, Feb 21||Maddie May (NYB)||$100,000.00||F 3YO|
|Saturday, Feb 26||Stymie||$125,000.00||4 & Up|
|Saturday, Mar 05||Busher Invitational||$250,000.00||F 3YO|
|Saturday, Mar 05||Gotham (G3)||$300,000.00||3YO|
|Saturday, Mar 05||Heavenly Prize Invitational||$125,000.00||F&M 4&Up|
|Saturday, Mar 05||Tom Fool Handicap (G3)||$200,000.00||4 & Up|
|Sunday, Mar 06||Biogio’s Rose (NYB)||$100,000.00||F&M 4&Up|
|Saturday, Mar 12||Correction||$100,000.00||F&M 4&Up|
|Sunday, Mar 13||Damon Runyon (NYB)||$100,000.00||3YO|
|Saturday, Mar 19||Cicada||$100,000.00||F 3YO|
|Sunday, Mar 20||Haynesfield (NYB)||$100,000.00||4 & Up|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Belle Gallantey (Starter $8,000)||$45,000.00||F&M 4&UP|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Dads Caps (Starter $8,000)||$45,000.00||4 & Up|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Caixa Eletronica (Starter $40,000)||$80,000.00||4 & Up|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Stud Muffin (Starter $25,000)||$75,000.00||4 & Up|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Peeping Tom (Starter $20,000)||$70,000.00||4 & UP|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Xtra Heat (Starter $25,000)||$75,000.00||F&M 4&UP|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Sis City (Starter $16,000)||$60,000.00||F&M 4&UP|
|Saturday, Mar 26||More To Tell (Starter $16,000)||$60,000.00||4 & UP|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Videogenic (Starter $12,500)||$55,000.00||F&M 4&UP|
|Saturday, Mar 26||Kelly Kip (Starter $12,500)||$55,000.00||4 & UP|
|Sunday, Mar 27||East View (NYB)||$100,000.00||F3YO|
Spring 2022 Meet
|Saturday, Apr 02||Excelsior (G3)||$150,000.00||4 & UP||Dirt||1 1/8|
|Saturday, Apr 09||Wood Memorial (G2)||$750,000.00||3YO||Dirt||1 1/8|
|Saturday, Apr 09||Carter Handicap (G1)||$300,000.00||4&UP||Dirt||7 Furlongs|
|Saturday, Apr 09||Bay Shore (G3)||$200,000.00||3YO||Dirt||7 Furlongs|
|Saturday, Apr 09||Gazelle (G3)||$250,000.00||F 3YO||Dirt||1 1/8|
|Saturday, Apr 09||Distaff Handicap (G3)||$150,000.00||F&M 4&UP||Dirt||7 Furlongs|
|Saturday, Apr 09||Danger’s Hour||$100,000.00||4&UP||Turf||1 Mile|
|Sunday, Apr 10||Top Flight Invitational Handicap||$100,000.00||F&M 4&UP||Dirt||1 1/8|
|Saturday, Apr 16||Plenty of Grace||$100,000.00||F&M 4&UP||Turf||1 Mile|
|Saturday, Apr 23||Woodhaven||$100,000.00||3YO||Turf||1 1/16|
|Saturday, Apr 23||NYSSS Times Square Division||$200,000.00||3YO||Dirt||6 1/2 Furlongs|
|Sunday, Apr 24||NYSSS Park Avenue Division||$200,000.00||F 3YO||Dirt||6 1/2 Furlongs|
|Sunday, Apr 24||Memories of Silver||$100,000.00||F 3YO||Turf||1 1/16|