Sep 13, 2022
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Belmont at the Big A opens Thursday

by Pat McKenna

The 28-day Belmont at the Big A meet will begin on Thursday, September 15 and run through Sunday, October 30. The 10-race Opening Day card is highlighted by the Grade 1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory for older steeplechasers.

Headlined by four Grade 1 races and six “Win and You’re In” qualifiers to the Breeders’ Cup in November at Keeneland, Belmont at the Big A will feature 23 graded events among 41 stakes worth $9.9 million in total purses.

Live racing will be conducted Thursday-Sunday. 

Belmont at the Big A post times

·    September 15-October 2: 1 p.m.

·    September 22/23: 2:05 p.m.

·    October 6-October 30: 12:35 p.m. 


·    Gates open at 11 a.m. on live race days. There is no admission charge to enter Aqueduct Racetrack. Large coolers and outside alcohol are not permitted. 

Television Coverage

·    America's Day at the Races will present live coverage and analysis of every day of Belmont at the Big A on the networks of FOX Sports.

·    For the broadcast schedule and channel finder, visit NYRA.com/TV 


·    Standard admission: $10

·    NYRA Bets Members: $5

NFL Sundays at Longshots

·    In addition to the standard offering of simulcast signals, Longshots will be airing all the NFL action on Sundays this fall. Admission to the bar on Sundays will be $25, which includes select gameday food offerings. Admission to the simulcast area will be $10. 

Food & Beverage

Open daily:

·    Triple Crown Café

·    Silks Bar

·    Longshots 

·    Horsemen’s Lounge 

Open Saturdays and select Sundays:

·    Equestris


·    Free parking is available in all Resorts World Casino surface lots and Resorts World Casino garage.

·    Parking is not currently available to the public in either the Clubhouse or Turf & Field parking lots. 

For additional information, visit NYRA.com.

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