NYRA 2024 Schedule: 195 Race Days, all at Aqueduct, Saratoga

Horseplayers take note: In 2024, more than 77% of the races on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit will take place at Aqueduct Racetrack.

With Belmont Park undergoing massive renovations that likely won’t be completed for two more years, NYRA announced this week that it will conduct 195 racing days – 151 at Aqueduct and 44 at Saratoga Race Course.

Previously, NYRA announced that the Belmont Stakes – the final leg of the Triple Crown — would be held at Saratoga on June 8 (during four days of racing at the Spa from June 6-9).

There will be nine days without live racing following the May 29 Memorial Day card as NYRA shifts operations from downstate to upstate for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Live racing then returns to the Big A on June 14.

2024 NYRA Racing Schedule
Date Event
01/01 – 03/30 47-day winter meet at Aqueduct
04/04 – 04/28 16-day spring meet at Aqueduct
05/02 – 07/07 31-day Belmont at the Big A spring meet
06/06 – 06/09 Racing shifts to Saratoga for   the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival scheduled to include 23 stakes races
The Belmont Stakes is June 8
07/11 – 09/02 40-day summer meet at Saratoga
09/13 – 11/03 31-day Belmont at the Big A fall meet
11/07 – 12/29 26-day fall meet at Aqueduct
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