ATMs - are located on the first, second, and third floors of the Clubhouse.
ADMISSION - Gates open at 11:00 a.m. with our 12:30 p.m. Post 11:00 a.m. with our 12:50 p.m. Wood Memorial Day (April 6) – 10:00 a.m. Post and 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. Times subject to change. All areas are free for the Aqueduct meet on live and non-live racing days.
BINOCULARS - Binoculars are available at the Information Booth, located on the first floor.
BROADCASTING - Thoroughbred Weekly , a half-hour magazine show, or Aqueduct in 30, a daily half-hour race replay show, is broadcast on MSG Plus.
CANCELLATION PRACTICE - In the event that live racing is cancelled prior to the fifth race, patrons who have purchased a program shall be entitled to a free program of like category (Post Parade or Pocket Type) for any live racing program within thirty days of the cancellation. No facsimiles or copies will be honored. There are no parking refunds or rain checks.
CANCELLATION UPDATES - For current announcements regarding Aqueduct race-day cancellation, please tune to WINS1010 AM every racing morning. In the event of a cancellation, information will be provided at fifteen and forty-five minutes after the hour.
CASHING TICKETS BY MAIL - 2013 Mutuel tickets may be cashed by mail. Please send the ticket along with your name and address via Certified or Registered Mail. Please make a copy of the tickets for your records and allow 60 days for a reply. Do not staple or place tape on the tickets. Mail to: NYRA, Attn: Mutuel Department, P.O. Box 90, Jamaica, NY 11417. The deadline for cashing tickets by mail is March 31, 2014.
COAT CHECK - The coat check is located on the first floor.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER - Located on the first floor with only one stop this General Information Booth allows you to purchase programs, newspapers, Thoro-Graphs, season passes, seats for the handicapper stations, as well as rent binoculars and check your coat.
DINING AT THE TRACK - Equestris is one of the most spacious dining venue in the New York City area. The restaurant boasts a full-service waitstaff, along with breathtaking views of the race track. Equestris boasts an elegant buffet, and a variety of beverage options. For more information call 718-215-3327.
ETHICS - Ethics are very important to NYRA. NYRA urges you to please report ethics issues or concerns to NYRA’s Ethics Officer by email at email@example.com or via NYRA’s confidential ethics hotline at 1-800-605-1340.
FEDERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS - Any patron placing bets, purchasing or redeeming vouchers, or making card or account cash deposits or withdrawals that exceed $10,000 in a 24-hour period is required by federal law to complete a Currency Report. These are reportable cash transactions requiring that the identity of the patron be filed with the IRS. By federal law NYRA is required to obtain identification from customers purchasing or redeeming vouchers and/or making cash deposits or withdrawals on NYRA Cash Cards when the relevant dollar amount totals $3,000 or more in a business day.
FIRST AID - There is a first aid facility located on the ground floor of the building.
GAMBLING PROBLEMS - NYRA encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-846-7369 or 1-800-522-4700.
GIFT SHOP - Visit our gift shop, located on the second floor of the Clubhouse. It offers an array of goods, including blankets, books, clothing, hats, jewelry, key chains, medicine, pocketbooks, posters, toys for children of all ages, watches, and more.
IRS W2-G REPORTING POLICY - Any winning wager or group of identical wagers (same track, race, pool and winning numbers) whose individual odds are 300-1 or greater and whose winning dollar value either individually or when added together is between $600 and $5,000 (minus the amount of the individual winning wager(s)) is subject to IRS reporting requirements to be completed on form W2-G.
IRS W2-G WITHHOLDING POLICY - Any winning wager or group of identical wagers whose individual odds are 300-1 or greater and whose winning dollar value either individually or added together exceeds $5,000 (minus the amount of the individual winning wager(s)) is subject to an IRS withholding tax at the rate of 25 percent.
IRS WINDOWS - Windows designated for IRS winning tickets are on all floors. Patrons must present a picture ID (driver's license or non-driver's state ID, federal, state, or city ID, passport, or NYRA ID). A second form of identification showing the patron's social security number must also be presented.
LOST & FOUND - Lost & found is located in the security office at the north end of the Grandstand on the ground floor.
NET POOL PRICING METHOD - NYRA has adopted the net pool pricing method to allow race fans in Canada to wager into NYRA's wagering pools. While allowing for potentially larger pools, prices on pools with multiple winners (place and show, or any pool with a dead-heat) pricing. More information can be found at our website, www.nyra.com, or by visiting our customer service booths on-track.
NO SMOKING POLICY - In accordance with legislation, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Aqueduct building. Smoking is permitted in all outdoor areas except the box seat area. For everyone's convenience and comfort, we ask for your cooperation.
OFFICIAL TRACK PHOTOGRAPHER - Order winner's circle photographs of your favorite horses from Adam Coglianese, our official track photographer. Composite photos include finish line, winner's circle and trophy presentation (if applicable). Call 718-659-2292 or visit bobcoglianesephotos.com for more information.
PADDOCK - Watch the horses being saddled before the race in our paddock. It is located outside near the finish line, and can also be viewed from the windows on the first floor of the Clubhouse and Grandstand.
PARKING & BUSES - Gates open 8:00 am. General parking is $2.00, while Clubhouse preferred parking is $5. Valet parking is available at Resorts World Casino. Handicapped parking is available at the Clubhouse entrance. Regular courtesy shuttle bus service runs between the Aqueduct North Conduit Subway Station compliments of Resorts World Casino.
PERSONAL HANDICAPPING STATIONS - Located on the first floor of the Clubhouse and in the Kelso Room on the second floor of the Clubhouse, personal handicapping stations offer an individual television and a spacious desktop for handicapping comfort and convenience. Personal handicapping stations are available for $3.00 per day.
PROGRAMS, PAPERS, & HANDICAPPING TOOLS - We offer a varied assortment of handicapping tools. On the first floor of the Clubhouse, there is also a newsstand that offers the Daily Racing Program, Daily Racing Form, New York daily newspapers, the Blood-Horse, American Turf Monthly, and handicapping tip sheets. Thoro-Graphs & Ragozin Sheets are available on the 1st floor of the clubhouse adjacent to the escalator.
RACE CHARTS - Copies of the race charts from the past week are available at the Customer Service Centers located on the first floor of the Clubhouse.
RACE REPLAY CENTERS - Located on the first floor of the Clubhouse, a video library of NYRA and simulcast tracks is available via a touch screen display.
SCRATCHES - Call toll free 1-866-697-2238
SIMULCASTING - Aqueduct simulcasts on both live and non-live racing days. Parking opens at 8:00 AM. Simulcasting begins at 11:30 AM and continues on the first floor of the Clubhouse after the last live race. On non-live racing days there is simulcasting on the first floor of the Clubhouse. On live racing days, the building stays open until the end of Southern California racing. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the building stays open until the conclusion of Yonkers.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Stay connected with New York racing by following NYRA on these social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube.
WEBSITES - NYRA has a vast network of websites, including nyra.com, belmontstakes.com, nyragroupsales.com, and nyrarewards.com.