NYRA Reveals Aqueduct Fall Stakes Schedule

by | 09.21.2014 | 8:24am
Aqueduct Racetrack

The New York Racing Association has unveiled the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack's Fall meet, which commences on October 29 and ends on December 31. In total, more than $4 million in purses will be distributed across 24 stakes races.

The meet will again be anchored by the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on November 29, which will be buttressed by the Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen, Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle, and Grade 3, $400,000 Comely. The same bonuses offered for last year's Cigar Mile will remain intact – the purse jumps to $1 million for a Breeders' Cup winner, and $750,000 for a Grade 1 winner.

Opening weekend at Aqueduct will again feature a trio of stakes, including the Grade 2, $250,000 Nashua and Grade 3, $250,000 Tempted for 2-year-olds, and the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery for 3-year-olds.

The $100,000 Alex M. Robb for New York-breds remains the final stakes race of the meet, but will be joined for the first time by the $100,000 Bay Ridge. Other new additions to the stakes lineup include the $100,000 Notebook and Key Cents for New York-bred 2-year-olds, to be run on November 16.

The full fall schedule can be found here.

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