Aqueduct News & Notes

Aqueduct News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:07 am

Aqueduct opens with new turf course, renovated main track

With a new turf course, a renovated main track, and a reconfigured stakes schedule, Aqueduct opens for its six-month run of live racing Friday.

Management has replaced the inner dirt track used since 1975 for winter racing with a second turf course. The outer turf course is a mile in circumference and will allow for races to be run from distances of six furlongs to 1 3/4-miles. Turf sprints, which were not able to be carded on the original turf course, have become quite popular on this circuit, and there will likely be one a day run on the outer course.


http://www.drf.com/news/aqueduct-opens- ... main-track
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Re: Aqueduct News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:33 am

Tempted, $70,977 pick six carryover top opening-day card

Friday is not going to be your typical Aqueduct opener. The main track has a new winterized surface with a limestone base. A second turf course has been installed over the former inner dirt track. And, there is an unusual pick six carryover of $70,977, which will be paid out even if nobody selects all the winners in the sequence.

http://www.drf.com/news/tempted-70977-p ... g-day-card
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