New York Racetracks
It’s said that everything is bigger in the Big Apple and that’s certainly true when it comes to horse racing in New York. From Aqueduct to Yonkers, horse betting is available across the State – including the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown Racing Series, which heads to the post at historic Belmont Park in Elmont, NY every June. From the first flat horse racing track, built on Long Island in 1665, New York has been a horse betting paradise for centuries. Attend races live, or wager online, as New York horse racing is fantastic!
Top Horse Racetracks in New York
Talk about a wealth of riches – the State of New York is home to four of the top racetracks in the United States. Here at Off Track Betting NY, we cover bettors from wire to wire on everything horses across the entire state.
Known as “Big Sandy” Belmont Park opened on May 4, 1905, and has offered thrilling horse betting action for over a century now. Belmont Park is home to the Belmont Stakes, the 1 1/2 mile final leg of the US horse racing Triple Crown, which is commonly referred to as “The Test of the Champion”. To date, Belmont Park has produced twelve Triple Crown Champions.
As the only track within the New York City limits, Aqueduct race track first opened on September 27, 1894, and is home to the Wood Memorial G1 Stakes race that was first run in 1925. Located in South Ozone Park in Queens, NY, Aqueduct is a “must visit” destination for horse bettors.
Established on August 3, 1863, opening day, Saratoga Race Course is currently the oldest live horse racing park in the United States. Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, this 1 1/8 mile track is home to a number of major races including the $1 million G1 Travers Stakes which is run every year in late August and is often referred to as the “Mid-Summer Derby”.
When it comes to standardbred harness racing, few tracks are more famous than the legendary Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, NY. Known as the Empire City Race Track at its inception in 1899, Yonkers is a one-half-mile dirt track that hosts notable races such as the Blue Chip Matchmaker.