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General Information

2014 Aqueduct Fall Meet

42 days, October 29 – December 31
Dark Mondays and Tuesdays except:
Dark: Tuesday, December 16, through Thursday, December 25

Post Times:     
12:20 PM daily except
1:00 PM October  29 - November 1st.
12:00 Noon on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29
11:25 AM on Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day  

Aqueduct is open for simulcasting seven days a week
No simulcasting Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

For information please call (718) 641-4700

 



Aqueduct opened on Sept. 27, 1894 in Queens. In 1941, a new clubhouse and track offices were built. The track was torn down in 1956 and the new "Big A" opened in 1959. In 1975 the inner track was constructed to facilitate winter racing.


Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica NY 11420

Main Course: 1 1/8 Miles
Inner Dirt Course: 1 Mile
Turf Course: 7/8 Mile


Admission

FREE admission continues at Aqueduct Racetrack!
Admission gates open at 11:00 a.m.
*Admission gates open at 10:00 a.m. on Wood Memorial Day April 5th.
(Equestris/Skyline Club - $3 Wood Memorial Day)


Parking

  • NYRA General Parking in our Conduit Lot is $3 per day.
  • Preferred Parking, in the Clubhouse Lot, is $7 per day.
  • Valet Parking is available at the Casino entrance, for $10 per day on weekdays and $20 per day on weekends.
    Parking gates open at 8:00am unless otherwise indicated.

Track Services

ATMs
For your convenience, ATMs are located on the first, second, and third floors of the Clubhouse.

Binocular Rentals
Located on the 1st floor of the Clubhouse at the Customer Service Center adjacent to the escalator. 

Personal Handicapping Stations
Located on the first and second floor Clubhouse, the Personal Handicapping Stations offer serious handicappers their privacy with personal desktops and televisions. Tickets may be purchased at the Customer Service Center located on the first floor of the Clubhouse for $3 per day.

Race Replay Center
Located on the first floor in the Clubhouse .

Coat Checks
Located on the 1st floor of the Clubhouse at the Customer Service Center adjacent to the escalator.

First Aid
Located on the ground floor .

Lost and Found
Located in the Security Office at the north end of ground floor of the Grandstand.
 

Click here for more information on Guest Services at Aqueduct.

 


Aqueduct Broadcasting

Aqueduct in 30, the half-hour race-replay show, and Thoroughbred Weekly, a weekly half-hour show, will be broadcast on MSG Plus.

Aqueduct in 30, which is hosted by Jason Blewitt, replays races and shows results and payoffs for each raceday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Thoroughbred Weekly, which is hosted by Jason Blewitt and Eric Donovan, includes timely features and races of the week; it is broadcast weekly.

All times Eastern. Click here to view the schedule. (subject to change)

Note: All shows are also replayed at 9:30 a.m the next morning.


Addresses and Phone Number

Physical Address:
Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica NY 11420

Mailing Address:
New York Racing Association
PO Box 90
Jamaica NY 11417

General Information Desk:
Phone: (718) 641 - 4700


Cashing Mutuel Tickets by Mail

Winning pari-mutuel tickets from all races conducted at Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga or any simulcast track NYRA offers wagering on must be presented for payment on or before March 31 of the following year and can be cashed during any race day at the current live racing NYRA meet. You cannot cash winning NYRA mutuel tickets at any OTB.
 
Winning NYRA mutuel tickets may also be sent by certified or registered mail to the address listed below and must be received by NYRA no later than March 31 of the following year. In accordance with NYSRWB rules, NYRA must be in possession of these tickets no later than March 31 of the following year in order to be eligible for payment. Therefore, tickets mailed with an earlier postmark but received by NYRA after March 31st will not be processed. Please allow sufficient time to make certain that NYRA is in receipt of your ticket(s) before this deadline.

New York Racing Association
ATTN: Mutuel Dept.
PO Box 90
Jamaica NY 11417

The physical address for NYRA is the following:
Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica NY 11420
It is advised that you keep copies for your records.
For winnings that exceed 300-1 odds - more than $600 - the Internal Revenue Service requires that a W2-G Tax Form is completed. This form requires two proofs of identity: 1, Copy of Drivers License or State issued photo ID; and 2, Copy of Social Security Card or a card that establishes your identity and includes your social security number. All winnings subject to reporting and/or withholding as described in IRS form W2G will be administered in accordance with applicable IRS code.


Rule for Uncashed Tickets

Effective January 1, 2009, pari-mutuel tickets not cashed within 10 days of purchase that have a value of $300 or more must be redeemed at IRS-designated mutuel windows. The patron needs to provide a name, home address, date of birth and social security number. This requirement is part of a new rule that was opposed by The New York Racing Association, but still implemented by the New York State Racing & Wagering Board. Please note that unless the payout on the ticket is 300-1 or higher and in excess of $600, the patron’s information will not be reported to the IRS. The same requirements apply for tickets cashed by mail that meet these parameters.


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