Today’s Aqueduct Picks

Gambler Saloon
April 17, 2021
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Looking for Aqueduct picks? This page will be your favorite place! Our horse handicapping experts provide you with winning predictions on today’s races at Aqueduct, including best odds and links to watch live racing for free!

Today's Aqueduct Free Picks
04/18/2021 - 1:20 PM Usa Est

Below you’ll find Aqueduct Picks for today’s races, selected by our horse racing handicapping team. You can find here all our horse racing picks.




Fair Regis


Tap the Barrel


Jen’s Battle


Big Package


Dial Me Up






Bay Jewel

More Horse Racing Picks For Today

There’s plenty more horses to back away from Aqueduct, with all our horse racing picks for the day available below…

How to use our Aqueduct Picks

Our expert racing tipsters post their Aqueduct free picks 12-16 hours before the start of the first race. Get the latest news, odds, race reports and betting advice from our experienced group of horse racing tipsters.

We also provide a Daily Double or Treble and you can combine our betting tips to place a bet on the Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pick 6 markets.

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* Prices given are just guides and are settled at time of writing.

How We Make Our Aqueduct Picks

All of our Aqueduct tips are heavily researched by an expert team that specializes in horse racing. We consider a range of factors before making our picks, including: 

  • Form: The recent form of each horse, as well as jockeys and trainers.
  • Course & Distance: An analysis of how each horse has performed over the same distance before, alongside their runs at Aqueduct.
  • Conditions: We explore how each horse performs in set conditions and ground types.
  • Training/Inside Knowledge: How have horses been during training camps and is there any inside knowledge.
  • Other Pundits: What are other pundits saying about each race?

Aqueduct Racetrack

Aqueduct, also commonly known as “The Big A”, is New York City’s only racetrack and it is built on the Brooklyn Water Works property.

In fact, Aqueduct is one of the most popular race tracks across the United States, home to the New York Racing Association (NYRA) headquarters, and even has its own subway stop.

Aqueduct commenced its inaugural meet on September 14, 1959. It is actually the second New York track to bear the name with the first. In fact, it is almost exactly in the same plot of ground, was flatten in the mid-1950s.

In 2011, Aqueduct opened a massive, multi-level casino where the old grandstand has been located. 415,000 sq. ft. Genting New York LLC operates the Resorts World Casino in New York City.

Over 17,000 people can accommodate at Aqueduct for a total capacity of somewhere in excess of 40,000.

Aqueduct has three courses. The main track is a dirt oval of 9 furlongs which surrounds not one but two turf courses. The first is a one-mile oval and the innermost course is a turf (Tall Fescue) course, spanning 7 furlongs plus 43 feet (1.4 km).

Aqueduct Live Racing

The Aqueduct track offers around 100 days of live racing over the two meets with all weekends covering January through April and November through December.

You’ll be able to watch live races from Aqueduct race track at TVG and check out simulcast racing as well.

Register a new TVG account for free and you will have the chance to watch all the live action from the track, video replays of every race.

Watch & bet Horse Racing & Greyhound Racing from any mobile device – iPhone, iPad, Android or Tablet. TVG easy-to-use mobile wagering platform is compatible with all of the most popular smartphones and tablets.

Aqueduct Main Races

Three Grade 1 races are held at this track:

Wood Memorial (Grade 1) – 3yo, 9 furlongs ($1,000,000, April)

The Wood Memorial is Aqueduct Racetrack’s biggest race of the year and takes place in April each year. It became a Grade I race back in 1974 and has a 95 year history.

2019’s race was won by Tacitus, and in the last decade has been dominated by owner Todd Pletcher, who has won the race five times in the last decade.

Cigar Mile Handicap (Grade 1) – 3yo+, one mile ($500,000, November)

Named after Hall of Fame horse Cigar, this race dates back to 1988 and is a Grade 1 event worth $500,000 to the winner.

Maximum Security won the race in 2019, while Todd Pletcher has won the most races as a trainer with four. 

Carter Handicap (Grade 3) – 3yo+, 7 furlongs ($400,000, April)

Established in 1895, the Carter Handicap has a long and prestigious history and takes place early April each year. 

The 2020 event was won by Javier Castellano on Vekoma.

Other important races are:

  • Comely Stakes
  • Demoiselle Stakes
  • Distaff Handicap
  • Go For Wand Handicap
  • Gazelle Handicap
  • Jerome Stakes
  • Red Smith Handicap
  • Remsen Stakes
  • Top Flight Handicap

Where To Bet On Aqueduct Picks

Aqueduct races can be backed at many of the top sportsbooks across the USA, including the likes of bet365 New Jersey and Caesars, which has a great no deposit bonus. 

All the major bookies offer horse racing picks from Aqueduct, with all the top names available in your state found on our State of the Union page alongside full reviews. 

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