While the racetrack is open seven days a week year-round for simulcasting and betting at other tracks, Aqueduct offers three seasons for horse races: winter, fall and summer. Racing during the winter months occurs on the winterized 1-mile inner dirt track. Located in the Queens borough of New York City, the track features free admission and a large buffet-style restaurant.
The only racetrack in the city of New York, Aqueduct opened in 1894. It sits on 210 acres near the JFK Airport and Belmont racetrack and is the site of the only three-way tie in stakes history. Many legendary thoroughbreds, including Man O' War and Secretariat, raced regularly at Aqueduct. The track hosted the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown, during the reconstruction of the Belmont track from 1963 to 1968.
Longshots, the track's simulcasting center, features 400 large-screen televisions and personal seat monitors, along with 270 individual handicapping carrels and 55 self-service betting terminals. It is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The racing facility is accessible by local bus or subway.Learn more about Classic Sports