Aqueduct opened on Sept. 27, 1894 in Queens, New York. A new clubhouse and track offices were built in 1941 but the track was torn down in 1956 and re-opened in 1959. In 1975 the inner track was constructed to facilitate winter racing.
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Grade I stakes races held at Aqueduct include the Carter Handicap, Cigar Mile Handicap and Wood Memorial Stakes which is run every April and is a major prep race with more than 10 winners having gone on to capture victory in the Kentucky Derby, 4 of whom captured the Triple Crown.
Best known as the Big A, Aqueduct has three courses: