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General Information

Aqueduct Racetrack

  • Fall Meet: November 4 - December 31
  • Post Times: 1:20 pm* (View Full Schedule)
  • Simulcasting: Open seven days a week
  • More Info: Please call (718) 641-4700


  • FREE admission at Aqueduct Racetrack!
  • Admission gates open at 11:00 am


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

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

Track Services

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. 

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.

Free wireless access is available for our guests throughout the facility.

Click here for more information on Guest Services at Aqueduct.

Aqueduct Broadcasting

Talking Horses features expert analysis from NYRA handicappers Jason Blewitt and Andy Serling. You can watch LIVE on NYRA.com or 30 minutes before post time on each live racing day.

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

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.

Track Diagram

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