Aqueduct Racetrack's winter and spring meets will feature a total of 52 stakes worth more than $7.3 million in purses, highlighted by the Big A's traditional spring showcase, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 6.
Now - Sunday, March 31
There will be 16 live racing dates in February with 8 eight stakes races including the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, while maintaining a Thursday through Sunday live racing schedule with the exception of President's Day,
A total of 15 racing cards are set for March, which will see live racing conducted Friday through Sunday, including a pair of graded stakes on Saturday, March 9 featuring the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds going a mile and the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap at six furlongs for 4-year-olds and up.
Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18
There will be 16 live racing dates in February with 8 eight stakes races including the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, while maintaining a Thursday through Sunday live racing schedule with the exception of President's Day, Monday, February 18, which will be highlighted by the 40th running of the $100,000 Hollie Hughes. There will be no live racing on Thursday, February 14 to accommodate the Presidents' Day card.
Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 20
The 12-day 2019 Aqueduct spring meet begins on Friday, April 5 and is highlighted by the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial and four supporting graded stakes on Saturday, April 6. The spring meet concludes on Sunday, April 20.
Saturday, April 6
The Wood Memorial is one of the major prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The April 6 card also features the G1 Carter Handicap, G2 Gazelle, G3 Bay Shore and G3 Excelsior.
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