New York state currently requires all racetracks to operate without spectators in attendance to combat the spread of COVID-19.
With 42 stakes races on offer worth $4.57 million in purse money, the winter meet begins Thursday, December 10 and runs through Sunday, March 28 featuring four graded races. Live racing will generally be conducted Thursday through Sunday until the end of February with a holiday season break set for December 24 -27 and the addition of special Monday cards offered January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and February 15 for Presidents’ Day.
Live racing in March will be offered Friday through Sunday through the conclusion of the winter meet on March 28.
The 11-day 2021 Big A spring meet will run Thursday, April 1 through Sunday, April 18 with live racing returning to a Thursday to Sunday schedule featuring 13 stakes valued at $2.7 million and highlighted by the 96th running of the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by Resorts World Casino on Saturday, April 3.
Fans are encouraged to sign up for a NYRA Bets account to watch and wager from anywhere. Plus, earn points and cash when you play special promotions, offered every day.
Enjoy the races and upscale dining from your reserved table in our Equestris dining room located on the 3rd floor of the Aqueduct Clubhouse. With tiered seating for an excellent view of the finish line, as well as a flat screen betting TV on each table you will have the best seats at the track. There are restrooms and mutuel windows located outside the restaurant for your convenience.
Hours of Operation: Live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack is canceled for the remainder of the winter and spring meets with the building now set to serve as a temporary hospital site during the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Dress Code: Neat Casual - Management reserves the right to use its discretion to determine acceptable attire. Gentlemen: Collared shirts required. Suits or sports jackets optional. No shorts or abbreviated wear.
The Triple Crown Café, located on the 1st floor of the Clubhouse, offers an assortment of quick-service menu items including hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, pizza, hot & cold sandwiches, chicken tenders/wings and assorted beverages.
The Winner's Circle Coffee Shop is located on the 3rd floor of the Clubhouse and is open Saturday and Sundays during the meet. It's menu includes an assortment of quick-service snacks including bagels, sandwiches, assorted salads and pastries.
Silks, formerly Champs, Sports is located on the first floor is a full service bar with TVs to catch all the racing action.
Gambling Problems? The New York Racing Association encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-8-HOPE-NY