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Live money handicapping challenges allow you to compete alongside contestants on-track at Aqueduct or online through NYRA Bets. Pre-registration is required whether you’re playing on-track or with NYRA Bets. Registration closes on Thursday, November 14 at 5pm.
Thanksgiving Racing Festival
November 28-December 1
The inaugural Thanksgiving Racing Festival, featuring 11 stakes worth $1.9 million in purse money, kicks off on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, highlighted by the Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap for sprinters 3-years-old-and-up, with the $150,000 Winter Memories and the $100,000 Central Park also on the holiday card. Friday, November 29 will include three stakes, among them the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely. Saturday, November 30 will feature the Grade 3, $400,000 Long Island, the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery and the $125,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship. The festival concludes on Sunday, December 1, with the $125,000 Autumn Days and $100,000 Tepin.
Cigar Mile Day
The 31st edition of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile for 3-year-olds and up headlines a lucrative Saturday card which includes a pair of prestigious Grade 2, $250,000 nine-furlong events for juveniles in the Remsen and its filly counterpart, the Demoiselle, as well as the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap for fillies and mares at a mile.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
11 am - 4 pm – 3rd Floor
Hop on the Big A Express and spend your afternoon with Kris Kringle himself! The North Pole is coming to Aqueduct this year where Kids can decorate their own cookies, visit the hot cocoa station, jump in a giant snow globe, and get their very own photo with Santa!
Low Roller Challenge
Calling all handicappers! Play in the next Low Roller Challenge at The Big A. Buy-in is $40 with $30 going to live bankroll and $10 going to the prize pool. This contest is for on-track participants only.
Toys for Tots
Give back to the community with the Toys For Tots drive at Aqueduct on December 7 and 8. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for donation on-track. This drive is offered in partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" foundation.
Stocking Stuffer Sale
Purchase past giveaway items from Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga! This is the perfect way to pick up some last minute presents with all items priced at $2.
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