Anne M. Eberhardt

Updated Simulcast Hours at Aqueduct, Belmont

Racetracks open for simulcasting, will suspend bus service from NYCOTBs Dec. 20-28.

The New York Racing Association announced new hours of operation for simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont Café, and will suspend bus service from New York City Off-Track Betting parlor locations during the Dec. 20 –28 holiday dark period with no Aqueduct live racing.

Aqueduct and the Belmont Café will remain open for simulcasting through the conclusion of live racing at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita Park, while on non-racing days at those tracks, the facilities will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hollywood Park runs Thursdays through Sundays, with their final day of live racing for 2010 Dec. 19, while Santa Anita’s live racing season will open Dec. 26 with a Thursday–Sunday schedule on most weeks.

NYRA offers simulcasting seven days a week with free parking and admission at both Aqueduct and at Belmont Park’s Belmont Café. Monday and Tuesday dark day simulcasting at Aqueduct occurs on the second floor of the clubhouse.
NYRA also announced that the bus routes it is offering from select NYCOTB parlors in the five boroughs to Aqueduct will not operate during the holiday dark period Dec. 20 –28. At some point during the holiday dark period, NYRA will announce the post-break bus schedule.

The current bus and subway schedules can be viewed at the following link: 

Aqueduct and the Belmont Café will be open for simulcasting during the holiday dark day period with the exception of Dec. 24 and 25.