Snow Whites Out Aqueduct

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Due to anticipated snow, Aqueduct Racetrack will not have live racing on Thursday, January 27. Aqueduct and the Belmont Café will be open for simulcasting, and NYRA Rewards Telebet and Internet wagering will both be available as well.

There is no charge for admission or general parking at Aqueduct for either live racing days (usually Wednesdays through Sundays) or simulcast-only days. On simulcast-only days fans will be able to enter the facility through the Clubhouse entrance.

During simulcast-only days, parking and admission gates will open at 11:00 a.m., mutuels will open at approximately noon, and the final simulcast race will go off at approximately 7:00 p.m. The bus service which is available from locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens to Aqueduct does not run on simulcast-only days.

The heated Belmont Café at Belmont Park offers customers the ability to use self-service machines or bet with tellers, and has a variety of food and drinks available for purchase, including soup, bagels, hot dogs and assorted alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Parking and admission at The Belmont Café are free, with track prices paid on all payouts. Available programs include the Post Parade, Daily Racing Form, and Daily Racing Program. There is also an ATM onsite.

Hours of operation at the Belmont Café are 11 a.m. through the conclusion of live racing at Santa Anita, usually between 7 and 8 p.m. On non-racing days at NYRA tracks and Santa Anita, the Belmont Cafe will be open from approximately 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The shuttle service which runs from the Queens Village LIRR stop to the Belmont Café on live racing days will not run on Thursday.

Full details on the Belmont Café are available online at

NYRA Rewards, which is free to sign up for and returns the largest rebates among all account wagering platforms based in the United States, allows horseplayers to earn cash back for wagers made on track, through the NYRA Rewards telephone service, on mobile devices, and online through Customers receive their rebate on the first of each month, with the payment based on their level of wagering activity over the previous month.

Through January 31, all new NYRA Rewards members will be eligible for a Bet $100, Get $100 promotion. In order to qualify, new members must wager $100 within 30 days of their account creation date to receive the one-time $100 cash benefit. The free $100 deposit has no restrictions on use.

NYRA has simplified the online sign-up process for its account wagering service, allowing individuals to instantly open, fund, and bet from NYRA Rewards accounts set up at, all with 10 minutes to post.

Sign-ups are also available at the customer service booth at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Cafe.

NYRA Rewards is open seven days a week, has free live online streaming available, offers customers the convenience of express funding and electronic withdrawals to their checking accounts, does not require members to maintain a minimum account balance, and does not charge any wagering transaction fees.

For a complete cash rebate schedule or for additional information, please visit

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