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Aqueduct

Address: 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY 11420, United States

Aqueduct Racetrack is a thoroughbred horse-racing facility and racino in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York and it's the only racetrack located within the New York City limits.

Aqueduct has three courses:

  • The Main Track (dirt) measuring 11/8 miles (1.8 km)
  • The inner track (dirt), which is exactly 1 mile (1.6 km) long
  • The innermost course is a turf (Tall Fescue) course, spanning 7 furlongs plus 43 feet (1.4 km)


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History of Aqueduct Racetrack

The racetrack is owned by State of New York & Operated by New York Racing Association. Aqueduct closed in 1956 and re-opened in September 14, 1959 after a $33 million renovationdesigned by noted racetrack architect Arthur Froehlich of the firm Arthur Froehlich and Associates of Beverly Hills, California.

Aqueduct commenced its inaugural meet on September 14, 1959. It is actually the second New York track to bear the name with the first, located on almost exactly the same plot of ground, was demolished in the mid-1950s.

Aqueduct was the first New York track to host a Breeders' Cup race on November 2, 1985. The Cigar Mile is named for one of the greatest horses, Cigar, who won the race in 1994.

 

Aqueduct Racetrack Information

Live Racing:  Wednesday - Sunday.

Live Racing Calendar:  January- April/November-December

Course type:  Flat/Thoroughbred

Notable races: Wood Memorial Stakes, Cigar Mile Handicap, Carter Handicap, Gazelle Stakes, Gotham Stakes, Wood Memorial Stakes, Comely Stakes, Demoiselle Stakes, Distaff Handicap, Jerome Stakes, Red Smith Handicap, Jerome Stakes, Top Flight Handicap

Main track: 1 1/8  miles, oval

Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,346 feet

Turf course: 7/8 mile

 

Stake Races Run at Aqueduct

Grade I:

Carter Handicap
Cigar Mile Handicap
Wood Memorial Stakes

Grade II:

Comely Stakes
Demoiselle Stakes
Distaff Handicap
Go For Wand Handicap
Gazelle Handicap
Jerome Stakes
Red Smith Handicap
Remsen Stakes
Top Flight Handicap

Grade III:

Aqueduct Handicap
Athenia Handicap
Bay Shore Stakes
Beaugay Handicap
Bold Ruler Handicap
Busher Stakes
Cicada Stakes
Excelsior Handicap
Fort Marcy Handicap
Gotham Stakes
Knickerbocker Handicap
Long Island Handicap
Nashua Stakes
Next Move Handicap
Queens County Handicap
Stuyvesant Handicap
Tempted Stakes
Toboggan Handicap
Tom Fool Handicap
Turnback The Alarm Handicap
Valley Stream Stakes
Withers Stakes
Sport Page Handicap

 

Non-Graded:

Affectionately Handicap
Busanda Stakes
Count Fleet Stakes
Damon Runyon Stakes
East View Stakes
Gallant Fox Handicap
Gravesend Handicap
Hollie Hughes Handicap
Interborough Handicap
Jimmy Winkfield Stakes
Ruthless Stakes
Stymie Handicap
Whirlaway Stakes

 

 

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