Saturday, November 23rd
Aqueduct Murals Art Show
The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 14 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City's only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show for "Aqueduct Murals," opening to the public on Saturday, November 23.
The artists - from as far away as South Africa and as near as Brooklyn - will descend upon the racetrack for three nights prior to the show's opening to pair the Big A's walls with their unique visions of the "Sport of Kings."
Daily from 11 a.m. beginning November 23
Reception with the Artists November 23 6 - 10 p.m.
Thursday, November 28th -
Friday, November 29th
Five graded stakes round out the holiday racing action at Aqueduct Racetrack, which kicks off with the Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, and continues on Friday with the Grade 2, $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap.
Post time on Thanksgiving Day is 11:25 a.m., with the first race going off at noon on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30.
Saturday, November 30th
Cigar Mile Day
On November 30th, the 25th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile for 3-year-olds and up takes place. Run four weeks after the Breeders' Cup, the Cigar Mile displays the opportunity for many connections to cement their end-of-season Championship aspirations.
Joining the Cigar Mile on Saturday are the Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen for 2-year-olds; the Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle for 2-year-old fillies; and the Grade 3, $400,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies.
Saturday, December 7th -
Sunday, December 8th
Spirit of Giving Weekend (featuring Toys for Tots
Giveaway Stocking Stuffers: Purchase NYRA giveaways for a great stocking stuffer idea for a thoroughbred racing fan! 100% of proceeds benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
Toys for Tots: The United States Marines will join us for their annual Toys for Tots campaign at the Big A on December 7 and 8! We invite our fans to make donations of toys or cash to the marines and support their efforts to assist children in our local community.