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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