The Belmont fall meet, originally scheduled to conclude Oct. 31, will be extended to include three additional dates from Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7, it was announced Saturday. These dates were originally scheduled to be run at Aqueduct Racetrack as opening weekend of the Aqueduct fall meet.
New York State is continuing to operate a COVID-19 mass vaccination site throughout the first floor of Aqueduct. As a result, the facility remains closed to the public.
“NYRA is committed to supporting the ongoing effort to vaccinate New York, and Aqueduct Racetrack is an important piece of that puzzle,” said NYRA President & CEO Dave O'Rourke. “This schedule adjustment provides our fans the opportunity to experience world class racing on-track while enjoying Breeders' Cup weekend at Belmont Park.”
Belmont Park will host five stakes originally scheduled for Aqueduct, beginning with the Tempted S. and Atlantic Beach S. on Friday, Nov. 5. On Saturday, Nov. 6, the stakes action will include the GIII Turnback the Alarm H. and the Stewart Manor S. The extended Belmont fall meet will now conclude on Sunday, Nov. 7 with the GIII Nashua S.
The 15-day Aqueduct fall meet will now begin on Thursday, Nov. 11 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 5.