Everything You Want to Know About Aqueduct
Aqueduct is one of three tracks run by NYRA – the New York Racing Association and is located in blue-collar, Ozone Park, New York. Aqueduct is the winter-time home of horse racing in New York and has been for many years. Opened in 1894 on property that used to belong to the Brooklyn Water Works, the property was home to a conduit that brought water to New York City from Hempstead and that’s how it got the name “Aqueduct”.
Aqueduct is the second oldest of the three tracks on the NYRA circuit and typically runs a late fall through early spring meet. The biggest race of the winter/spring meet is the Wood Memorial which will be run April 6th this year. This 9-furlong event for 3-year olds is New York’s major prep race for the Kentucky Derby. The biggest race of the fall meet is the Cigar Mile which is typically run at the end of November.
Aqueduct has 91 scheduled race days in 2019 and the racetrack includes an inner and outer turf course and one main dirt course that is 1 1/8 miles.
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