The Aqueduct Horsemen's Relations office is located across from the horsemen’s area of the Racing Office in the basement. Horsemen's Relations works an Aqueduct racing schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, opening at 9 a.m. The office will be closed on Sunday, April 9.
The Horsemen’s Lounge, located on the second level of the clubhouse, is open to any horseman with a current NYRA ID Badge. The lounge offers a view of the track and paddock, light snacks and soft beverages, and seating every race day. The box seating area is also accessible through the lounge for those who wish to view the races outside. Please check in with your NYRA ID for a wristband to access the lounge and box seating area throughout the race day.
The Equestris dining room is located on the third level of the clubhouse and will be open for Gotham Day (March 4) and Wood Memorial Day (April 8). Reservations are recommended and can be made with the Horsemen’s Relations department.
Horsemen parking is located in the Preferred Clubhouse lot in the front of the building.
Alysse Jacobs, Horsemen's Relations Associate
Alysse began working in NYRA's Horsemen's Relations department under Carmen Barrera in 2009. She assumed the head position of the department in 2019.
Owners can sign up to receive a text message or email alert when their horse is entered, with information to easily reach the Horsemen's Relations department. Please contact the department for more information.
The Aqueduct Horsemen's Bookkeeper office is located in the Racing Office in the basement. The department can be reached by email at [email protected].
Horsemen ID badges, family badges, and horsemen parking are processed by the Horsemen Credentials department. Lew Kobel can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (718) 659-2374.
NYRA has a working relationship with the Hilton Garden Inn JFK. Please contact the office for assistance.
The Horsemen's Relations team will reply to outreach by the next racing day.
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