Aqueduct Racetrack, is a thoroughbred horse-racing facility which opened on September 27th, 1894 by the Queens County Jockey Club. In 1955, The Greater New York Association took over the racetrack and decided to make renovations to Aqueduct.
In the latter year off-track betting began in NY, creating a demand for Horse Racing. A single meeting is held annually at Aqueduct to this date.
Aqueduct is the site of the first and only triple dead heat for win in a Stakes Race. Aqueduct is the only racetrack within New York City limits. The track has seating available for 17,000 with a total capacity of 90,000. There are three courses designated: Main Track (dirt) circumference of 1.8km, Inner Dirt Track (special type of dirt, runs are during the winter months and is exactly 1.6km long); Turfe Course (grass spanning 1.4km).
At Aqueduct Thoroughbred Horse-Racing Facility, Perfect in three starts this year, Life At Ten captured the Rare Treat Stakes at Aqueduct and followed with a win of the Sixty Sails at Hawthorne in April.