Belmont at the Big A Opens Thursday

September 12, 2022

OZONE PARK, N.Y.— The 28-day Belmont at the Big A meet will begin on Thursday, September 15 and run through Sunday, October 30. The 10-race Opening Day card is highlighted by the Grade 1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory for older steeplechasers. 

Headlined by four Grade 1 races and six “Win and You’re In” qualifiers to the Breeders’ Cup in November at Keeneland, Belmont at the Big A will feature 23 graded events among 41 stakes worth $9.9 million in total purses. 

Live racing will be conducted Thursday-Sunday.

Belmont at the Big A post times

• September 15-October 2: 1 p.m.

• September 22/23: 2:05 p.m.

ª October 6-October 30: 12:35 p.m.

Admissiom: Gates open at 11 a.m. on live race days. There is no admission charge to enter Aqueduct Racetrack. Large coolers and outside alcohol are not permitted.

Television Coverage: America’s Day at the Races will present live coverage and analysis of every day of Belmont at the Big A on the networks of FOX Sports.

For the broadcast schedule and channel finder, visit


• Standard admission: $10

• NYRA Bets Members: $5

NFL Sundays at Longshots In addition to the standard offering of simulcast signals, Longshots will be airing all the NFL action on Sundays this fall. Admission to the bar on Sundays will be $25, which includes select gameday food offerings. Admission to the simulcast area will be $10.

Food & Beverage
Open daily:
• Triple Crown Café
• Silks Bar
• Longshots 
• Horsemen’s Lounge 

Open Saturdays and select Sundays:
ª Equestris

Free parking is available in all Resorts World Casino surface lots and Resorts World Casino garage.

Parking is not currently available to the public in either the Clubhouse or Turf & Field parking lots.

For additional information, visit

NYRA Press Office
Photo by NYRA/Coglianese. Collage by Maribeth Kalinich/Past The Wire

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