33 Stakes on Tap For Aqueduct Fall Meet


The 2022 fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack will offer 33 stakes, 10 of them graded events, worth a total of $6.375 million. As previously announced, the Belmont Park fall meet will be held at Aqueduct due to the construction of vehicular and pedestrian tunnels designed to provide access to the Belmont Park infield.

The Belmont at the Big A meet will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 and continue through Sunday, Oct. 30. Following the conclusion of Belmont at the Big A., the 29-day Aqueduct fall meet will run from Friday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 31.

The Aqueduct fall meet is highlighted by the $750,000 GI Cigar Mile H. Dec. 3. The lucrative Cigar Mile Day card will include the $250,000 GII Remsen and the $250,000 GII Demoiselle. Rounding out the card is the GIII Go for Wand H.

The stakes action begins on opening day with the GIII Turnback the Alarm H. The stakes continue into the weekend with a pair of $120,000 juvenile turf sprints Nov. 5 and a pair of $150,000 one-mile dirt routes for juveniles, GIII Nashua S. And GIII Tempted S.

Other meet highlights include the GIII Long Island S. and GIII Comely S., both Nov. 25, the GII Red Smith S. and GIII Fall Highweight H. Nov. 26 and four NYSS divisions Dec. 4 and Dec. 10.

There will be a 10-day holiday break from Dec. 19 to Dec. 28.

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