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Nov 22, 2014 04:03 PM

Ortiz, Jr. to represent North America in International Jockeys' Championship

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., currently the leading rider on the New York Racing Association circuit, will represent North America in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship on December 10 at Happy Valley in Hong Kong.

 
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Nov 20, 2014 01:18 PM

West Hills Giant, Sunny Desert head NYSS stakes

The New York Stallion Series will take center stage on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack with a pair of seven-furlong stakes races worth $125,000 - the Thunder Rumble and its filly counterpart, the Staten Island.

 
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Nov 16, 2014 06:54 PM

Matt Bernier takes top prize in Aqueduct Handicapping Contest

Matt Bernier stayed in contention on Saturday and closed with a rush on Sunday to take the third New York Handicapping Series contest at Aqueduct Racetrack, earning himself a $40,000 payday.

 
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Nov 15, 2014 04:52 PM

Dynamic Sky rallies along the fence to take G3 Red Smith

After being given a perfect trip by veteran rider Cornelio Velasquez, Canadian shipper Dynamic Sky held on late to get the money in the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
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Nov 14, 2014 04:20 PM

Live-money handicapping contest to be held Cigar Mile Day at The Big A

In addition to being the last day to watch Grade 1 racing in New York, Cigar Mile Day (November 29) will also be the last chance for handicappers to qualify for the National Handicapping Championship at a NYRA track, via a $300 buy-in, live-money tournament.

 
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Nov 14, 2014 11:23 AM

Sunday's card to feature pair of New York-bred 2-year-old stakes

A pair of stakes races for New York-bred juveniles highlights Sunday's card at Aqueduct Racetrack - the Notebook and the Key Cents - both at six furlongs with a purse of $100,000.

 
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Nov 12, 2014 06:55 PM

New York Racing Association Board Begins Formal Discussion of Re-Privatization

The New York Racing Association's Board of Directors today took the first step toward the long-term transformation and re-privatization of the national thoroughbred racing leader. This extensive process, which includes the development of a fully sustainable, three-year business model, kicked off at today's Board meeting in midtown Manhattan.

 
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Nov 12, 2014 04:23 PM

Big Blue Kitten tops deep field in G3 Red Smith

Multiple Grade 1 winner Big Blue Kitten is slated to headline a contentious renewal of the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 12, 2014 01:13 PM

Miss Universe Visits Belmont Park

Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler, spent Veterans’ Day with The New York Racing Association, Inc. at Belmont Park this past Tuesday. Isler was given an insider's tour of trainer Phil Serpe's barn by assistant Lisa Bartkowski,and watched in awe as she breezed Weekend Hideaway who carries the colors of Red and Black stable on Belmont Park's main track, covering five furlongs in :59 2/5.

 
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Nov 09, 2014 04:54 PM

$85,762 double Pick 6 carryover into Monday's 'Veterans Appreciation Day' card at the Big A

The Pick 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack eluded bettors for a second straight day on Sunday after only two favorites - Saint Joseph ($4.50) in Race 6 and Misszippityslewda ($3.30) in Race 8 - came in during the sequence, triggering a $85,762 double carryover into Monday's special "Veterans Appreciation Day" card.

 
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Nov 08, 2014 04:56 PM

Aigue Marine wins G3 Long Island in third try

The third time was a charm for Aigue Marine, who rallied along the rail to take the Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 07, 2014 10:35 AM

First-ever jockey health insurance plan to be administered by NYRA

Facilitating new access to affordable health insurance coverage, the New York Racing Association today announced a formal agreement with the Jockeys' Guild which extends formal health care coverage to New York State Thoroughbred jockeys. Approved by the New York State Gaming Commission, the New York Racing Association will administer the new program which will debut in late November.

 
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Nov 06, 2014 02:51 PM

NYRA launches new, quarterly community meeting series to further engage fans and stakeholders

The New York Racing Association today announced the launch of a quarterly community meeting series to further solicit the input of horseplayers, racing fans and local communities. This inaugural meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, and take place in Aqueduct Racetrack's new, state-of-the-art simulcasting hub, Longshots.

 
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Nov 05, 2014 04:21 PM

Clement trio take aim at G3 Long Island

A full field is expected to contest the Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island for fillies and mares at 1 ½ miles on turf on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, led by a trio from the barn of trainer Christophe Clement.​

 
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Nov 05, 2014 01:28 PM

Veterans Appreciation Day at Aqueduct Racetrack to honor active, retired service members on Monday, November 10

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will pay tribute to the nation's service members and veterans on Monday, November 10 at Aqueduct Racetrack. First post is at 12:20 p.m.

 
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Nov 02, 2014 05:36 PM

Blofeld, Jacaranda take 2-year-old stakes at the Big A

A day removed from the Breeders' Cup, Blofeld and Jacaranda served notice that they may be 2-year-olds to watch by taking the Grade 3, $250,000 Nashua and Grade 3, $250,000 Tempted, respectively, on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 02, 2014 04:57 PM

New York-based Chad Brown has outstanding Breeders' Cup; Velazquez wins third Shoemaker Award

Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown dominated the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park by saddling the winners of three races, including a 1-2 finish in the Grade 1, $2 million Filly & Mare Turf with New York-bred Dayatthespa and Stephanie's Kitten.

 
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Protonico splashes home to take G3 Discovery

The Todd Pletcher-trained Protonico relished the sloppy track, surging past favored Bay of Plenty at the head of the stretch and going on to win the featured Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Oct 30, 2014 04:18 PM

Pletcher has strong hand for 2-year-old stakes on Sunday

Trainer Todd Pletcher will saddle two runners apiece in the Grade 3, $250,000 Nashua and Grade 3, $250,000 Tempted - a pair of juvenile stakes that highlight Sunday's card at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Oct 29, 2014 05:21 PM

Talented 3-year-olds look to end season on high note in G3 Discovery

A field of promising 3-year-old colts has assembled for the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, headed by the exciting Godolphin prospect Bay of Plenty, the Tom Albertrani-trained Three Alarm Fire, and Grade 2 Jerome winner Noble Moon.

 
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Oct 29, 2014 11:04 AM

Debut of new Aqueduct enhancements, improvements reflects $14 million in recent capital investment

Debuting $3.5 million in new technological advancements and capital improvements, opening day at Aqueduct Racetrack reflects $14 million in recent capital investment by the New York Racing Association designed to further enhance the guest experience and improve the quality of racing. First post today is at 1 p.m.

 
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Oct 26, 2014 04:28 PM

Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct on October 29

Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct Racetrack on Wednesday, October 29, where opening weekend will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park, as well as a trio of graded stakes at the Big A.

 
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Oct 26, 2014 02:35 PM

Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct on October 29

Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct Racetrack on Wednesday, October 29, where opening weekend will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park, as well as a trio of graded stakes at the Big A.

 
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Live Racing Returns to the Big A on October 29th

Live racing returns to the Big A for the Fall Meet on October 29 which runs through December 31. In total, more than $4 million in purses will be distributed across 24 stakes races.

 
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Sep 20, 2014 04:45 PM

NYRA rolls outs stakes schedule for Aqueduct Fall meet

The New York Racing Association has unveiled the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack's Fall meet, which commences on October 29 and ends on December 31. In total, more than $4 million in purses will be distributed across 24 stakes races.

 
Aug 25, 2014 03:25 PM

Racing Fan Advisory Council announces August 28 Saratoga Race Course forum with host Rich Migliore

The New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council will host a fan forum at Saratoga Race Course after the day’s last race at LOCATION. Legendary jockey and horse racing analyst Richard Migliore will moderate the event.

 
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Aug 08, 2014 02:47 PM

NYRA announces changes to racing calendar for upcoming meets at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack

The New York Racing Association today announced changes to the racing calendar for Belmont Park's 2014 Fall Championship Meet and the fall/winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Jul 02, 2014 03:59 PM

Last Gunfighter looks to come out blazing in Suburban Handicap

Multiple graded stakes winner Last Gunfighter goes in search of his third straight stakes victory on Saturday when he takes on a field of 10 in the Grade 2, $500,000 Suburban Handicap, one of five graded stakes on the inaugural Stars & Stripes Festival card at Belmont Park.

 
Jun 05, 2014 06:11 PM

Trainer hopes distance is 'Golden' in G2 Brooklyn

At this time last year, trainer Dallas Stewart brought Golden Soul to Belmont Park with eyes on the track's biggest prize, the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. Runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, Golden Soul didn't show the same closing kick and wound up a well-beaten ninth.

 
Apr 30, 2014 12:38 PM

Ortiz brothers ready to live out Derby dream

When the starting gate opens for the 11th race on Saturday, May 3 at Churchill Downs, two young brothers from Puerto Rico will have realized a childhood dream: to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

 
Apr 27, 2014 06:16 PM

Favorites run to form in NYSS Times Square and Park Avenue

On closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack, Loki's Vengeance and Henry's Gal padded their resumes with easy scores in the Times Square and Park Avenue divisions, respectively, of the New York Stallion Series. ​

 
Apr 27, 2014 03:43 PM

Ortiz brothers ready to live out Derby dream

When the starting gate opens for the 11th race on Saturday, May 3 at Churchill Downs, two young brothers from Puerto Rico will have realized a childhood dream: to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

 
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Apr 26, 2014 04:30 PM

New Hall of Famer Alex Solis returns to New York

Jockey Alex Solis, who on Friday was announced as a member of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, resumed riding in New York on Saturday after having spent the winter at Gulfstream Park.

 
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Apr 25, 2014 02:55 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - April 25

The New York-based trio of Samraat, Wicked Strong, and Uncle Sigh had their final major preps for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby this morning, with Samraat working a mile at Aqueduct Racetrack and Wicked Strong and Uncle Sigh breezing seven and five furlongs, respectively, over Belmont Park's training track.

 
Apr 24, 2014 05:27 PM

Empire Dreams and Miss Narcissist headline NYSS stakes

Promising New York-breds Empire Dreams and Miss Narcissist will anchor a 10-race closing day card on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Times Square and Park Avenue divisions, respectively, of the New York Stallion Stakes.

 
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Apr 23, 2014 01:42 PM

Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group Expand Partnership to Televise “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In”

Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious global racing event, announced today a new marketing platform that will feature 18 of the best Breeders' Cup Challenge races from top race tracks in the U.S. All races will be broadcast by NBC Sports Group and will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign that will run across NBCUniversal properties as well as Time Inc. properties Sports Illustrated and People.com.

 
La_Verdad_Inside
Apr 19, 2014 06:26 PM

La Verdad the whole truth in Distaff Handicap

La Verdad, returning to open company off an impressive stakes win against New York-breds, blasted off from post position 1 and never looked back in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap for filly and mare sprinters on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 18, 2014 02:01 PM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. donates trees for Anna House fundraiser

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is donating 45 trees – and the space to plant them – to the Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA) to help raise funds for Anna House, Belmont Park’s on-track early education center for the children of backstretch workers.

 
Samraat_Inside
Apr 18, 2014 01:22 PM

New York-breds Samraat, Uncle Sigh prep for Kentucky Derby

New York-breds Samraat and Uncle Sigh, who will be ridden in the Kentucky Derby by New York’s leading jockeys, brothers Jose and Irad Ortiz, Jr., had their penultimate workouts for the May 3 Run for the Roses on Friday morning at Belmont Park.

 
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Apr 17, 2014 01:33 PM

Wood Memorial hero Wicked Strong breezes half-mile in 49.62 for Derby

In his first work since winning the Grade 1 TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, Wicked Strong breezed a solid half-mile in 49.62 seconds this morning over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for his upcoming role as one of the favorites for the May 3 Kentucky Derby.

 
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Apr 16, 2014 05:45 PM

Kauai Katie returns in G2 Distaff Handicap

Kauai Katie, unraced since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Prioress in July, will return to the races on Saturday when she faces an evenly matched field of filly and mare sprinters in Aqueduct Racetrack's Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at six furlongs.

 
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Apr 11, 2014 11:44 AM

Help Wanted for Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday June 7

Saturday, June 7 is Belmont Stakes Day and once again, Forum Staffing Services ("Forum") is looking for betting clerks, whitecaps, ushers, and parking and cleaning staff to ensure it is the most exciting and enjoyable day of racing in New York.

 
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Apr 09, 2014 07:30 PM

Trainer Joe Aquilino passes away at 76

Trainer Joe Aquilino, a mainstay of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit for more than three decades, died today following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. He was 76.

 
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Apr 06, 2014 06:23 PM

Princess of Sylmar returns a winner in Cat Cay

Heavily favored Princess of Sylmar, a four-time Grade 1 stakes winner who was making her first start since finishing last of six in the Breeders' Cup Distaff in November, was victorious in her return on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, making short work of her four rivals in the $100,000 Cat Cay, a one-mile race for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

 
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Apr 06, 2014 03:55 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - April 6, 2014

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens was still basking this morning in the glow of Wicked Strong's emphatic victory over previously undefeated Samraat and Social Inclusion in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial.

 
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Apr 05, 2014 08:23 PM

Wicked Strong pulls 9-1 upset in TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial

Wicked Strong barreled down the middle of the track to pass Samraat and favored Social Inclusion in midstretch and went onto a 3 ½-length victory in the 90th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack to stamp himself a major contender for the Kentucky Derby.

 
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Apr 05, 2014 08:01 PM

Dads Caps gives himself, jockey & trainer their first Grade 1 wins in Carter upset

Dads Caps, allowed to dictate a modest pace, gave himself, jockey Luis Contreras, and trainer Rudy Rodriguez their first Grade 1 victories with a 1 ½-length win over Sahara Sky in the $500,000 Carter Handicap for sprinters 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Coup de Grace returns to winning ways in Bay Shore

Coup de Grace put his nose on the wire first to win a riveting edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Bay Shore over Oliver Zip on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 05, 2014 07:33 PM

$126k Pick 6 carryover into Sunday's card

The Pick 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack eluded bettors for a second straight day on Saturday after upsets were posted in the Grade 3 Bay Shore, Grade 1 TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, and Grade 1 Carter Handicap, necessitating a $126,183 carryover into Sunday.

 
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Apr 05, 2014 07:06 PM

My Miss Sophia wins G2 Gazelle as Pletcher runs 1-2

Trainer Todd Pletcher had the two betting favorites in the 119th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle, and they ran to form, with favorite My Miss Sophia leading all the way and Got Lucky rallying from a slow start to finish second.

 
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Apr 04, 2014 05:36 PM

Sentell 'Sonny' Taylor celebrates 50 years at The New York Racing Association, Inc.

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will recognize placing judge, Sentell 'Sonny' Taylor for his 50 years of service at NYRA on Saturday, April 5, TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial Day, with a special ceremony after the day's first race, which will be named the "Sonny's 50th Anniversary

 
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Apr 04, 2014 03:10 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - April 4, 2013

Trainer Linda Rice today said that TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial contender Kid Cruz would miss tomorrow's Grade 1, $1 million race due to a sore shoulder.

 
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Apr 04, 2014 10:21 AM

New York Racing Association about to pay off $25 million loan to Genting LLC

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that it will make its final payment tomorrow on a $25 million loan provided to NYRA by Genting LLC in 2011 as per an agreement between NYRA and New York State.

 
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Apr 03, 2014 05:47 PM

Princess of Sylmar returns to Aqueduct, makes 4-year-old debut in Cat Cay

Princess of Sylmar, who won a pair of stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack before going on to win four Grade 1 races during her 2013 season, will return to the Big A on Sunday to make her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Cat Cay.

 
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Apr 03, 2014 02:59 PM

The New York Racing Association launches Roku HD channel; giveaway planned for Saturday, April 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has launched a Roku channel that allows NYRA Rewards customers to watch a live high definition stream of the races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Apr 03, 2014 01:07 PM

MTA announces subway service changes for TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial weekend

The New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority has released a Weekend Service Notice that will affect subway travel to and from Aqueduct Racetrack on TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial weekend, Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.

 
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Apr 03, 2014 10:39 AM

New York Racing Association es el primer operador de hipódromos de EE. UU. en brindar narración de carreras en español todo el año

New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) se convirtió en el primer operador en los Estados Unidos en ofrecer narración de carreras en español durante todo el año y contrató a Luis Grandison para realizar estas narraciones en español en los hipódromos Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park y Saratoga Race Course. ​

 
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Apr 03, 2014 10:34 AM

The New York Racing Association is first U.S. racetrack operator to provide year-round Spanish race calls

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has become the first racetrack operator in the United States to offer year-round Spanish language race calls, hiring Luis Grandison to provide live calls in Spanish at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Apr 02, 2014 06:06 PM

Sweet Reason back in stakes company in Grade 2 Gazelle

Despite the relentless winter, Grade 1 stakes-winning filly Sweet Reason never missed a single scheduled breeze at Belmont Park, according to trainer Leah Gyarmati.

 
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Apr 02, 2014 05:49 PM

Strapping Groom defends home court in deep G1 Carter

Strapping Groom, a winner of two straight on the inner track, will take on out-of-state invaders Sahara Sky, Golden Ticket, Central Banker, and Clearly Now on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the 114th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Carter Handicap for 3-year-olds and up.

 
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Apr 02, 2014 05:44 PM

Favorite Tale poised to break out in Bay Shore

Favorite Tale, though still relatively anonymous among this year's 3-year-old crop, will look to make a name for himself on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Grade 3, $300,000 Bay Shore - part of the TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial undercard - for 3-year-olds going seven furlongs.

 
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Apr 02, 2014 05:14 PM

Social Inclusion takes on 10 in $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial

With two scintillating victories in Florida by a combined margin of 17 ½ lengths and the highest Beyer Speed Figure of any 3-year-old so far this year, Social Inclusion arguably is one of the most exciting horses on the 2014 Triple Crown trail.

 
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Mar 31, 2014 05:58 PM

Apprentice jockey Valentin scores first win at Aqueduct

Keen On Green led every step of the eighth and final race at Aqueduct Racetrack on Monday afternoon to carry 21-year-old apprentice jockey Francisco Valentin to his first-ever victory.

 
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Mar 31, 2014 05:08 PM

Ruperto Ceville's "Grand Mondays" selection(s) fail to deliver

Ruperto Ceville, 51, won The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) 10th and final "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewarded one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing, but failed to cash when his horses ran second and third.

 
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Mar 31, 2014 04:06 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - March 31

Kristo, most recently third in the Grade 2 San Felipe, 13 ½ lengths behind winner California Chrome, is scheduled to arrive at Aqueduct Tuesday for the Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, his first start outside California.

 
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Mar 29, 2014 05:52 PM

La Verdad rings true in Broadway victory

Heavily favored La Verdad grabbed the lead coming out of the gate and never looked back as she splashed to a 3 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Broadway for New York-bred fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 29, 2014 01:49 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - March 29

Social Inclusion is set to van north to Aqueduct Racetrack for next Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial after breezing four furlongs in 46.80 seconds on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The move was the second-quickest of 51 at the distance.

 
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Mar 28, 2014 03:49 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - March 28

Trainer Gary Contessa seemed pleased with what he saw physically and mentally on Friday morning after Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial hopeful Uncle Sigh had an easy gallop around Belmont Park's training track, his second day back after a six-furlong work in 1:15.12 on Tuesday.

 
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Mar 28, 2014 11:38 AM

TwinSpires.com to become title sponsor of the Wood Memorial

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that TwinSpires.com, a leading Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) provider, will serve as title sponsor of the Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial as part of a two-year partnership agreement.

 
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Mar 27, 2014 05:46 PM

$108k Pick 6 carryover into Friday's card

The Pick 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack will include a two-day, $108,818 carryover on Friday after the wager eluded bettors for a second straight racing day on Thursday, the first day racing was conducted on the main track in 2014.

 
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Mar 27, 2014 05:29 PM

Dubai World Cup simulcast available at Aqueduct, Belmont Café and through NYRA Rewards

A live simulcast of the world's richest race, the Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup, will be presented on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Café simulcast center.

 
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Mar 27, 2014 09:49 AM

New York State Gaming Commission and NYRA issue enhanced security protocols for horses participating in the April 5 Wood Memorial

The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced enhanced security measures for horses competing in the April 5 Wood Memorial Grade 1 Stakes race. ​

 
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Mar 24, 2014 05:51 PM

Nina Khan's "Grand Mondays" selection runs second

Nina Khan, 57, won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) ninth "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race.

 
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Mar 24, 2014 05:42 PM

Sunny Desert, Risky Rachel, La Verdad vie for spotlight in Broadway

Multiple stakes winners Sunny Desert, victorious in the 2013 edition of the Broadway, and Risky Rachel, who took the 2012 running, make their long-awaited return to Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday when they meet for the first time in the 35th renewal of the $100,000 sprint for New York-bred fillies and mares.

 
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Mar 23, 2014 03:27 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - March 23

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey reported this afternoon that Grade 2 Remsen winner Honor Code will miss the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack after a slight tear of his right hind upper suspensory was detected Sunday morning.

 
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Mar 22, 2014 06:02 PM

Romansh outduels entrymate to take Excelsior

Romansh bounced back to the form he showed late in his 3-year-old season, gutting out a win over entrymate Long River in the Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 21, 2014 05:46 PM

Saturday card includes $78k Pick 6 carryover

The Saturday Pick 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack will include a $78,714 carryover after the wager eluded bettors for a second straight day on Friday.

 
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Mar 21, 2014 11:18 AM

Taylor Rice making quick work of apprenticeship

In the midst of a long, cold winter in New York, jockey Taylor Rice has enjoyed a meet-long hot streak at Aqueduct Racetrack, propelling her from relative obscurity to fifth place in the inner-track jockey standings and placing her name alongside some of the best riders in the business.

 
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Mar 21, 2014 10:58 AM

Aqueduct to host Red Cross blood drive March 28

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the American Red Cross are partnering to host a blood drive on Friday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 20, 2014 09:00 AM

Statement from NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay on today's announcement by the New York State Gaming Commission

"The New York Racing Association is concerned by the allegations that have been brought to The New York State Gaming Commission. We support the Gaming Commission and will fully cooperate with its investigation.

 
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Mar 18, 2014 05:37 PM

Trainer Dominic Galluscio dead at 55

Trainer Dominic Galluscio, who saddled more than 1,000 winners during a 34-year career on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, died late Monday night from pancreatic cancer. He was 55.​

 
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Mar 17, 2014 06:24 PM

Romansh looks to build on last year's success in Excelsior

Romansh will take on a small but talented field of older horses in the $150,000 Excelsior on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, run at 1 1/8 miles over the inner track.

 
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Mar 17, 2014 05:59 PM

Martin Samuels becomes second "Grand Mondays" recipient to cash $1,000 bet

Martin Samuels, 68, won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) eighth "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race, and became just the second recipient to cash the bet.

 
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Mar 17, 2014 01:46 PM

Spring/Summer ticket availability schedule released; grandstand admission price on Belmont Stakes Day unchanged

Tickets to the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, will be available for purchase beginning March 31, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today.

 
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Mar 17, 2014 11:54 AM

New York-bred stakes schedule upgraded for 2014

The schedule of New York-bred stakes races to be run at the three New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetracks and at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) has a new and improved look for 2014.

 
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Mar 15, 2014 05:59 PM

Mamdooha edges stablemate Sustainable to win fourth straight in Cicada

Mamdooha extended her winning streak to four and picked up her third stakes victory by coming from off the pace to capture the $100,000 Cicada on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 14, 2014 03:18 PM

Registration opens for 'The Third Race Call' at Saratoga with Tom Durkin

Guests once again have a chance to be in the booth with one of racing's greatest announcers and support a great cause this summer when "The Third Race Call" with Tom Durkin returns at Saratoga Race Course. ​

 
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Mar 14, 2014 01:42 PM

Aqueduct Earns Re-Accreditation from NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Aqueduct Racetrack has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Located in New York City's Borough of Queens, the track is in the midst of its 79-day Winter/Spring Meet, which runs through April 27 and is highlighted by Wood Memorial Day on April 5.

 
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Mar 14, 2014 11:40 AM

Thoroughbred owner-breeder Richard Bomze dies at 76

Richard Bomze, past president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the owner-breeder of champion New York-bred brothers Fourstardave and Fourstars Allstar, died Tuesday evening at his home in Hollywood, Fla. He was 76.

 
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Mar 12, 2014 01:24 PM

First race on Wood Memorial Day moved up to 1:00 p.m.

Post time for the first race at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 5, Wood Memorial Day, will be 1 p.m., with the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial scheduled for 5:40 p.m. The Wood Memorial will air live, along with the Santa Anita Derby, on an NBC Sports Network "Road to the Kentucky Derby" telecast scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. (ET)

 
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Mar 10, 2014 06:15 PM

Austin Anthony's "Grand Mondays" selection misses by a nose

Austin Anthony, 59, won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) seventh "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race, but he failed to cash when his selection finished second by a nose.

 
mamdooha_Inside
Mar 10, 2014 06:09 PM

Mamdooha re-emerges in Cicada

Mamdooha, freshened after a pair of stakes wins in December and January, will return to the races on Saturday to compete in Aqueduct Racetrack's Grade 3, $100,000 Cicada, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.

 
Oliver_Zip_Inside
Mar 08, 2014 06:57 PM

Oliver Zip wins "Cappy" Capossela gate-to-wire

Oliver Zip broke on top and kicked away from the field in the stretch to capture the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela for 3-year-old sprinters on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Sweet_Reason_Inside
Mar 07, 2014 06:05 PM

Sweet Reason comes back a winner

Sweet Reason, winner of the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga Race Course last summer, made a successful return to the races on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the featured eighth race, a one-mile allowance race for 3-year-old fillies.

 
Mar 07, 2014 03:19 PM

'Kiaran's Kids' program enters its sixth year

"Kiaran's Kids," a youth mentoring and outreach program at Belmont Park hosted by trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, is entering its sixth year on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit. The afterschool mentoring program partners with Gateway Youth Outreach, Inc. (GYO) of Elmont, N.Y. by giving 15 students a behind-the-scenes look at what takes place at a race track. Participating students range from first to sixth-graders and visit McLaughlin's barn at Belmont Park every other week for tw​

 
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Mar 05, 2014 11:47 AM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board meeting focuses on guest experience at three NYRA racing venues

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors, meeting in New York City today, focused their discussion on enhancing the guest experience at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, both on an everyday basis and on major race days.

 
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Mar 05, 2014 11:12 AM

Wide array of capital improvements awaits guests at Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack in 2014

At today's regularly scheduled meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board in New York City, NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay outlined a series of enhancements at Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack designed to improve the on-track guest experience at all three facilities.

 
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Mar 04, 2014 03:55 PM

Hot Heir Skier the one to beat in Fred Capossela

Hot Heir Skier will headline an evenly matched field of 3-year-old sprinters on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela run at six furlongs.

 
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Mar 04, 2014 03:52 PM

'Dependable' DeCarlo quietly finding success in return to Aqueduct

In 1985, jockey Christopher DeCarlo won with his first mount when he rode Romeo's Mistress to a victory in a $25,000 claiming race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Things have come full circle for DeCarlo 29 years later as the 45-year-old veteran has found himself back at the Big A after establishing himself as a top rider in New Jersey, competing overseas, and having a brief foray as a stock broker.

 
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Mar 03, 2014 05:02 PM

Gregory Johansen's "Grand Mondays" selection fails to deliver

Gregory Johansen, 55, won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) fifth "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race, but he failed to cash when his selection finished fourth.

 
Samraat_Inside
Mar 02, 2014 02:38 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - March 2, 2014

Undefeated Samraat was on his way to Florida Sunday afternoon, one day after running his winning streak to five and landing atop the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with his gritty victory over Uncle Sigh and In Trouble in the Grade 3, $500,000 Gotham at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Samraat_2_Inside
Mar 01, 2014 06:22 PM

Undefeated Samraat prevails in Gotham thriller

Undefeated Samraat fought his way to a narrow lead at the top of the stretch and held on grimly in a furious three-way battle to the wire on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack to win the 62nd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds by a neck.

 
Teen_Pauline_Inside
Mar 01, 2014 05:53 PM

Teen Pauline earns first graded stakes win in Top Flight

Teen Pauline remained perfect on the inner track with another front-running score, this time in the Grade 2, $200,000 Top Flight Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Strapping_Groom_Inside
Mar 01, 2014 03:56 PM

Strapping Groom shows new dimension in Tom Fool

In four previous stakes victories, Strapping Groom had set or pressed the pace. On Saturday, the 7-year-old used a new strategy when he made up a two-length deficit to win Aqueduct Racetrack's Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap for sprinters 3-years-old and up.

 
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Feb 28, 2014 05:44 PM

Meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors

Meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:00 A.M.

 
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Feb 28, 2014 11:37 AM

Richard Migliore to appear on Fox Sports 1's Crowd Goes Wild

Richard Migliore, racing analyst for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and former jockey, will appear during a live taping of Fox Sports 1's new sports entertainment show, Crowd Goes Wild, on Tuesday, March 4.

 
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Feb 27, 2014 11:16 AM

Aqueduct post time to switch to 1:20 p.m. beginning March 6

Beginning March 6, Aqueduct Racetrack will have a first-race post time of 1:20 p.m. The post time will remain in effect for the remainder of the meet, which ends April 27.

 
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Feb 24, 2014 05:22 PM

Anthony Brown's "Grand Mondays" selection comes up short in stretch

Anthony Brown of Brooklyn won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) fifth "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race, but he failed to cash when his selection checked in fifth.

 
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Feb 24, 2014 05:17 PM

Aqueduct to offer $105k Pick 6 carryover when racing resumes Friday

Aqueduct Racetrack will present a Pick 6 featuring a two-day carryover of $105,348 when racing resumes on Friday.

 
Teen_Pauline_Inside
Feb 24, 2014 05:12 PM

Teen Pauline goes for first graded stakes win in Top Flight

Inner-track revelation Teen Pauline will go in search of her first graded stakes victory and third straight stakes win when she faces a small but salty field of fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Grade 2, $200,000 Top Flight Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.

 
Candyman_E_Inside
Feb 24, 2014 04:53 PM

Candyman E, Dads Caps meet again in Tom Fool Handicap

In two consecutive starts, Candyman E has edged Dads Caps in the waning strides to prevail by three-quarters of a length in stakes races at Aqueduct Racetrack. On Saturday, the two sprinters will meet again in Aqueduct's Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up. ​

 
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Feb 24, 2014 03:45 PM

Undefeated Samraat tops 11-horse field in Grade 3 Gotham

Undefeated Samraat will shoot for his fifth straight victory on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when he heads a field of 11 for the Grade 3, $500,000 Gotham, a major prep for the April 5 Wood Memorial at the Big A and the Kentucky Derby one month later.

 
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Feb 24, 2014 02:00 PM

Meeting of the Equine Safety Committee of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors

Meeting of the Equine Safety Committee of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors

 
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Feb 24, 2014 11:28 AM

Meeting of NYRA Reorganization Board of Directors

Meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors

 
Sweet_Reason_Inside
Feb 23, 2014 02:44 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - February 23

Trainer Leah Gyarmati on Sunday tightened the screws on Treadway Racing Stable's Grade 3 Gotham contender Deceived, who breezed six furlongs in company with Sweet Reason on the Belmont Park training track. Both sophomores were clocked in 1:16.10.

 
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Feb 22, 2014 05:44 PM

Farhaan beats Percussion in Stymie

Farhaan picked up his second straight stakes score Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, outkicking a stubborn Percussion in deep stretch to win the 59th running of the $100,000 Stymie by a neck.

 
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Feb 22, 2014 03:51 PM

Zivo closes fast to win Kings Point

As is becoming the custom with Zivo, the 5-year-old horse uncoiled a nerve-wracking, last-to-first rally on Saturday to take the $100,000 Kings Point for New York-breds in a photo over longshots Sinistra and Beautyinthepulpit.

 
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Feb 21, 2014 03:41 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - February 21

G2 Futurity winner In Trouble to make 2014 debut in G3 Gotham Moonlight Song could become Baker's first graded stakes starter in G3 Tom Fool Pletcher could have trio in Gotham; Teem Pauline on target for G2 Top Flight Fields taking shape for Gotham Day stakes

 
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Feb 21, 2014 02:57 PM

Apprentice Katie Davis continues family tradition by registering first career win at Aqueduct Racetrack

Apprentice Katie Davis, a daughter of retired jockey Robbie Davis and a sister to jockeys Jackie and Dylan Davis, garnered the first victory of her career by guiding Ivanovna to a one-length victory in race 2 on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Feb 21, 2014 10:48 AM

Frank Gabriel Jr. to join NYRA as Belmont, Saratoga racing secretary

Frank Gabriel Jr., currently the CEO for the Dubai Racing Club, will join The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) as the racing secretary for Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

 
Zivo_Inside
Feb 17, 2014 05:40 PM

Zivo looks to make it three in a row in Kings Point

Zivo will go in search of his third consecutive victory and second straight stakes win on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack as he heads a field of six New York-breds in the $100,000 Kings Point at 1 1/16 miles.

 
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Feb 17, 2014 05:31 PM

John De Martino swings for the fences in fourth edition of "Grand Mondays"

John De Martino of Brooklyn, won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) fourth "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race, but failed to cash when his selection checked in seventh.

 
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Feb 17, 2014 05:27 PM

Mail looks to send message in Stymie

Having closed out 2013 with his first stakes victory, Mail seeks to stamp himself a serious racehorse for his 4-year-old campaign on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when he heads a field of seven for the $100,000 Stymie at 1 1/8 miles.

 
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Feb 17, 2014 05:10 PM

Veteran Be Bullish charges to the front in Hollie Hughes

Be Bullish, a 9-year-old making his 75th start, overtook Marriedtothemusic with a furlong to travel and drew off under jockey Taylor Rice en route to a 2 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Hollie Hughes for New York-bred sprinters on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Feb 16, 2014 08:04 AM

Live racing at Aqueduct canceled Sunday; simulcasting available

Due to the series of winter storms, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for today, Sunday, February 16.

 
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Feb 15, 2014 03:10 PM

Marriedtothemusic expected to set fast tempo in Hollie Hughes

Marriedtothemusic, a winner of two straight in allowance company, will step up into stakes competition facing New York-bred sprinters on Monday in the $100,000 Hollie Hughes, the Presidents Day feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Feb 15, 2014 08:04 AM

Live racing at Aqueduct canceled Saturday; simulcasting available

Due to the winter storm, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for today, Saturday, February 15.

 
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Feb 13, 2014 02:06 PM

Belmont Stakes Day, Stars & Stripes Day, Mother's Day, Big Apple Showcase Day highlight $17.95 million Belmont spring/summer stakes schedule

Six races worth $1 million or more, along with three new events - the Belmont Stakes Festival on June 6-8, Stars & Stripes Day on July 5 and a May 11 Mother's Day card featuring three graded stakes - form the backbone of the 2014 Belmont Park spring/summer meet, which begins May 1 and continues through July 13. In all, the schedule contains 62 stakes races worth $17.95 million, including 16 overnight stakes with purses of $100,000 each.

 
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Feb 13, 2014 09:04 AM

Live racing at Aqueduct canceled Friday; simulcasting available Thursday and Friday

Due to the winter storm, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for tomorrow, Friday, February 14.

 
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Feb 10, 2014 04:58 PM

Huntley Williams' selection fails to deliver in third edition of "Grand Mondays"

Huntley Williams of Queens, N.Y. won The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) third "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's eighth race, but failed to cash in when his choice came in fourth.

 
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Feb 08, 2014 05:16 PM

$83k two-day Pick 6 carryover into Sunday at Aqueduct

Sunday's Pick 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack will feature a two-day carryover of $83,355.

 
Gracer_Inside
Feb 08, 2014 04:13 PM

Gracer romps in Dearly Precious

Gracer looked the part of a 1-5 shot on Saturday afternoon, cruising around the track en route to a facile score in the $100,000 Dearly Precious for 3-year-old filly sprinters at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Feb 07, 2014 11:37 AM

Belmont Stakes Day now second-richest day in North American racing with $8 million in purses

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that its 2014 Belmont Stakes card on Saturday, June 7 will offer total purses of $8 million and feature 10 stakes races. In 2013, only one card, Breeders' Cup Saturday at Santa Anita Park, had purses totaling more than $8 million.

 
Feb 06, 2014 11:41 AM

NYRA releases 2014 Belmont Stakes logo

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released the logo for the 2014 Belmont Stakes, which will be contested for the 146th time on June 7 at Belmont Park.

 
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Feb 06, 2014 10:42 AM

NYRA's Serling, Migliore named members of Fox Sports 1 broadcast team

Andy Serling and Richard Migliore, both members of The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) broadcast team, will serve as analysts for The Jockey Club Tour on Fox series.

 
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Feb 05, 2014 10:56 AM

NYRA releases 2014 Belmont Stakes logo

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released the logo for the 2014 Belmont Stakes, which will be contested for the 146th time on June 7 at Belmont Park.

 
Gracer_Inside
Feb 03, 2014 05:00 PM

Dearly Precious next stop on Gracer's tour

Gracer will go in search of her third straight stakes victory on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when she squares off against four others in the $100,000 Dearly Precious for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs. ​

 
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Feb 03, 2014 11:06 AM

NYRA Rewards Launches Bet $100, Get $100 Promotion

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that beginning today, all new NYRA Rewards members will be eligible for a Bet $100, Get $100 promotion.

 
Aqueduct_logo
Feb 03, 2014 08:07 AM

Live racing at Aqueduct canceled Monday; simulcasting available

Due to snow, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Monday, February 3.

 
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Feb 01, 2014 06:11 PM

Jockey Cohen suffers leg injury in paddock accident; likely out 6-8 weeks

Jockey David Cohen suffered an injury to his right leg prior to the running of the fourth race on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack and was discharged from the hospital to be evaluated by his own orthopedist. ​

 
Samraat_Inside
Feb 01, 2014 06:08 PM

Samraat edges Uncle Sigh in lengthy Withers battle

The first time they passed the wire in the 134th running of the Grade 3, 1 1/16-mile Withers for 3-year-olds, Samraat led by a neck over Uncle Sigh. One lap later, Samraat capped a veritable match race of New York-breds by outlasting Uncle Sigh to prevail by one length and remain unbeaten in four starts on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Joint_Interest_Inside
Feb 01, 2014 05:30 PM

Joint Return posts last-to-first upset of Busher

Sweeping five wide into the stretch, Joint Return roared from last to first to take the $100,000 Busher on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, her third straight victory.

 
Candyman_E_Inside
Feb 01, 2014 05:18 PM

Candyman E prevails in Toboggan

In a veritable replay of December's Spooky Mulder, Candyman E ran past Dads Caps in the final strides of today's $100,000 Toboggan to win by three-quarters of a length for trainer David Jacobson.

 
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Jan 27, 2014 05:41 PM

Apprentice Taylor Rice wins four on Monday at Aqueduct

Apprentice jockey Taylor Rice, who is riding her first winter in New York, won four races on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Winston_Ellis
Jan 27, 2014 05:28 PM

Winston Ellis cashes "Grand Mondays" wager on Abra

With trainer Linda Rice standing a few feet away, Winston Ellis, winner of The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) second "Grand Mondays" promotion, watched Abra cruise home to victory under apprentice jockey Taylor Rice as the 2-5 favorite in the eighth race. Abra's victory was worth $1,450 to Ellis, who had received a $1,000 win bet on a horse of his choice in the race.

 
Fierce_Boots_Inside
Jan 27, 2014 05:21 PM

Fierce Boots looks for another stakes win in Busher; Delightful Quality, Lion DNA top Correction

Last year, Princess of Sylmar opened what would be an outstanding 3-year-old campaign for trainer Todd Pletcher with back-to-back victories in the Busanda and Busher stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. Saturday, Pletcher is hoping Bobby Flay's Busanda winner Fierce Boots will kickstart her sophomore season in similar style when she takes on eight others in the $100,000 Busher at the Big A.

 
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Jan 27, 2014 05:10 PM

Strapping Groom looks good as ever in Toboggan

Strapping Groom will make his return to the graded stakes ranks on February 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan, a six-furlong sprint on the Withers undercard.

 
Uncle_Sigh_Inside
Jan 27, 2014 04:11 PM

New York-breds Samraat, Uncle Sigh top Withers

Samraat and Uncle Sigh, a pair of New York-breds coming off dominant victories, will face open company for the first time when they compete in the 134th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Teen_Pauline_Inside
Jan 25, 2014 05:05 PM

Teen Pauline makes it two straight in Ladies Handicap

Teen Pauline produced a carbon copy of her victory in the Affectionately by employing front-running tactics to romp by 10 ¾ lengths in the 143rd edition of the $100,000 Ladies Handicap, a 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 25, 2014 02:53 PM

Samraat, Uncle Sigh top probables for Withers; fields coming together for Toboggan, Busher & Correction

Aqueduct Racetrack will continue its stakes series for 3-year-olds on Saturday, February 1 when it hosts the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers. The Withers will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on the inner track and will be joined by the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan, $100,000 Busher, and $100,000 Correction.

 
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Jan 24, 2014 12:29 PM

Ruffian Handicap moved from Wood Day to Belmont in May

The Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian Handicap for fillies and mares, originally scheduled for April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, will now be contested on May 11, Mother's Day, at Belmont Park.

 
Aqueduct_logo
Jan 24, 2014 08:04 AM

Live racing at Aqueduct canceled Friday; simulcasting available

Due to cold weather, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, January 24.

 
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Jan 22, 2014 04:29 PM

Affectionately top three meet again in Ladies Handicap

Teen Pauline, Centring, and Royal Lahaina, respectively first, second, and third in the Affectionately on New Year's Day, will be reunited in the 142nd edition of the $100,000 Ladies' Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 22, 2014 09:48 AM

Simulcasting available today at Aqueduct, Belmont Cafe

Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Café will be open for simulcasting today, Wednesday, January 22, and Telebet and Internet wagering will be available through NYRA Rewards. There is no live racing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Aqueduct in January.

 
Hot_Hier_Skier_Inside
Jan 20, 2014 06:10 PM

Hot Heir Skier slaloms through stretch but holds on to win Jimmy Winkfield

Hot Heir Skier contested the pace from between opponents, took over inside the three-sixteenths pole, weaved in the stretch, and held off a resurgent Oliver Zip and late-running Charleymillionaire to win the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield for 3-year-old sprinters on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Brooklyn native Hector Figueroa is first recipient of Grand Mondays $1,000 win bet

Hector Figueroa of Brooklyn was the inaugural winner of The New York Racing Assocation, Inc.'s (NYRA) "Grand Mondays" promotion, which rewards one lucky fan with a $1,000 win wager on a horse of his or her choosing in that day's 8th race.

 
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Historic Donn Handicap Kicks Off "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX" Series

The February 9 running of the $500,000 Donn Handicap, the first major race of the year for older racehorses, will kick off "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX" series of races, which will be televised on FOX Sports 1 during 2014. The new series includes eight other telecasts that will feature several of North America's most prestigious races for older horses as well as the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup, the world's richest Thoroughbred race.

 
Wise_Dan_Inside
Jan 19, 2014 01:12 PM

Road through New York led to Eclipse honors for many

In capturing his second consecutive Horse of the Year title, Wise Dan led a parade of equine and human Eclipse Award winners whose achievements on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit were prominent on their 2013 resumes.

 
Long_River_Inside
Jan 18, 2014 05:28 PM

Long River looks sharp in Evening Attire

Long River earned his third consecutive victory and second straight stakes on Saturday, outkicking a game Percussion through the stretch for a three-quarter length triumph in the $100,000 Evening Attire at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
winkfield-preview-story
Jan 17, 2014 05:11 PM

Jimmy Winkfield the next step for Charleymillionaire

Charleymillionaire will go in search of his first stakes victory on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack when he squares off against seven fellow 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield.

 
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Jan 17, 2014 03:32 PM

Dan Eidson joins NYRA as Aqueduct racing secretary

Dan Eidson, who has previously worked at Golden Gate Fields, Delaware Park, and most recently at Hollywood Park, will now serve as The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) racing secretary at Aqueduct Racetrack. He will serve as assistant racing secretary at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. ​

 
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Jan 17, 2014 10:47 AM

NYRA'S 2013 daily handle increases 2.3 percent

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) posted a 2.3 percent average daily total handle gain for 2013. The gain follows a 2012 season during which NYRA posted sizable gains in all handle categories.​

 
Long_River_Inside
Jan 13, 2014 03:54 PM

Short odds on Long River in Evening Attire

An accomplished field of older horses looking to further enhance their resumes will gather at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday for the 95th running of the $100,000 Evening Attire.

 
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Jan 13, 2014 12:46 PM

Mondays are just "grand" at Aqueduct; $1,000 win wager promotion begins on January 20

Beginning Monday, January 20, one lucky fan at Aqueduct Racetrack will be presented with $1,000 to wager on the horse of his or her own choice as part of the new "Grand Mondays" promotion by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).

 
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Jan 13, 2014 11:41 AM

NYS Gaming Commission & Cornell University Announce Appointment of Dr. Scott E. Palmer as Equine Medical Director

The New York State Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine today announced the appointment of Scott E. Palmer, VMD as the state's Equine Medical Director after conducting an international search.

 
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Jan 12, 2014 04:57 PM

Monday card at Big A features $60k Pick 6 carryover

The first of 12 scheduled Monday cards at Aqueduct Racetrack in 2014 will be highlighted by a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $60,817.50.

 
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Jan 12, 2014 04:34 PM

Mamdooha won't be denied in Ruthless

Mamdooha got her nose down on the wire after a ferocious battle with Vero Amore through the final yards to take Sunday's $100,000 Ruthless at Aqueduct Racetrack and earn her third straight victory.

 
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Jan 11, 2014 02:58 PM

Remainder of Saturday's live card at Aqueduct canceled after first race; simulcasting remains open

Following the conclusion of the first race at Aqueduct Racetrack, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) canceled live racing for the remainder of today, Saturday, January 11, due to poor visibility.

 
Mamdooha_Inside
Jan 09, 2014 06:02 PM

Mamdooha, Summertime Friend give McLaughlin powerful combo in Ruthless

Mamdooha, one of two entrants for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, will attempt to double her stakes tally when she competes in the $100,000 Ruthless on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
NYRA-news-logo
Jan 05, 2014 05:52 PM

Final race canceled on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack

The ninth and final race on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack was canceled after a harrowing tractor broke down on the outer rail of the backstretch of the inner track.

 
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Jan 05, 2014 01:29 PM

NYRA Jockeys Luzzi and Studart to participate in MDA Gala & Benefit Auction

Jockeys Mike Luzzi and Maylan Studart will represent The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) on this year's Muscle Team for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2014 Muscle Team Gala & Benefit Auction, with doors opening to the public at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. ​

 
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Jan 04, 2014 05:34 PM

Noble Moon passes two-turn test in Jerome

Noble Moon, making his first start around two turns, sat off just the early pace, took the lead on the backstretch, and repelled multiple bids en route to a two-length victory over Classic Giacnroll in the 144th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Jerome for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 04, 2014 04:40 PM

Fierce Boots kicks clear in Busanda victory

Fierce Boots took the lead coming out of the gate and was never challenged as she rolled to a two-length upset of favored Flipcup in Saturday's $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. ​

 
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Jan 04, 2014 12:33 PM

Caixa Eletronica among two horses fatally injured in training accident

Caixa Eletronica, a popular four-time graded stakes winner, died as the result of injuries he suffered in a training accident at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday at Belmont Park.

 
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Jan 03, 2014 08:05 AM

Aqueduct, Belmont Café closed for simulcasting today; NYRA Rewards wagering available

Due to the winter storm, Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Café will be closed for simulcasting today, Friday, January 3.

 
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Jan 02, 2014 02:10 PM

Sophomore fillies square off in Busanda

Eight newly minted sophomore fillies will go in pursuit of their first stakes victories of the New Year on Saturday in the 41st running of the $100,000 Busanda at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 01, 2014 05:11 PM

Lion D N A roars past foes in Interborough

Lion D N A captured the co-featured $100,000 Interborough on New Year's Day at Aqueduct Racetrack with a hard-fought victory over a salty group of filly and mare sprinters.

 
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Jan 01, 2014 05:05 PM

Noble Moon heads group of 3-year-olds in Jerome

Noble Moon will attempt to make up for lost time when he heads a group of eight sophomores entered in the Grade 2, $200,000 Jerome, the first graded stakes of the year in New York for 3-year-olds.

 
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Jan 01, 2014 03:30 PM

Fans can catch the National Racing Report's 'Year in Review' on NYRA.com

As the New Year gets underway at Aqueduct Racetrack, hosts Jason Blewitt, Andy Serling and Richard Migliore take a comprehensive look back at New York's stars of 2013 on the National Racing Report's "Year in Review".

 
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Jan 01, 2014 02:38 PM

Teen Pauline scores first stakes win in Affectionately

Teen Pauline took the lead coming out of the gate and never looked back as she cruised to an easy 4 ¾-length victory in Wednesday's $100,000 Affectionately, the New Year's Day co-feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
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Dec 31, 2013 04:41 PM

Castellano, Jacobson earn year-end NYRA titles

Javier Castellano earned his first year-end riding title and David Jacobson stood alone atop the trainer standings on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit in 2013.

 
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Dec 29, 2013 04:44 PM

Mandatory payout on $93K double Pick 6 carryover into New Year's Eve at Big A

There were only two winning favorites in the Pick 6 sequence on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, triggering a two-day carryover of $93,867.02 that will have a mandatory payout of the entire pool on New Year's Eve, the final racing day of 2013.

 
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Delightful Quality looks to bolster résumé in Interborough

Delightful Quality will be seeking her first stakes victory on New Year's Day at Aqueduct Racetrack, as she takes on some familiar faces in the $100,000 Interborough, run at six furlongs for fillies and mares.

 
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Royal Lahaina, Centring clash in Affectionately

Royal Lahaina and Centring, first and second in the Grade 2 Go for Wand Handicap last time out, will renew their rivalry on Wednesday in the $100,000 Affectionately, the New Year's Day co-feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Comandante controls Alex M. Robb from start to finish

Comandante made it three wins in a row for trainer Todd Pletcher with a comfortable score in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb for New York-bred 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 28, 2013 02:52 PM

"New Owners Luncheon" rescheduled for January 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack

The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) New Owners Luncheon, originally scheduled for December 21, has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Belmont Stakes purse raised to $1.5 million

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that the purse for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown to be run on June 7, 2014, will be $1.5 million. The Belmont had previously offered a purse of $1 million since 1998.

 
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Jacobson breaks NYRA record for single-year victories

Trainer David Jacobson won the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday afternoon to set a single-year record for victories on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit with 160.

 
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Jacobson wins three at Big A; ties record for single-year victories

Trainer David Jacobson saddled three winners at Aqueduct Racetrack on Thursday to tie the single-year record for victories on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit with 159.

 
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Dec 26, 2013 12:32 PM

NYRA to Offer New Year's Day Calendar Promotion at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Café

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer 2014 calendars for $2 on New Year's Day at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Café.

 
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Dec 23, 2013 07:15 PM

Alvarado to have surgery on broken left ankle; out three months

Jockey Junior Alvarado will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a broken left ankle and will be out for approximately three months, his agent, Mike Selitto, said Monday.

 
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Dec 22, 2013 05:06 PM

Flipcup rallies to take East View; Alvarado taken to hospital for X-rays of left ankle

Flipcup made her American debut a winning one as she pulled clear through the stretch to post a 4 ½-length victory over Champagne Ruby on Sunday in the 76th running of the $100,000 East View at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Alex M. Robb next on the menu for Saratoga Snacks

The venerable Saratoga Snacks returns to New York-bred company on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack as he goes in search of his second straight victory in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb.

 
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Dec 21, 2013 05:05 PM

Strapping Groom posts decisive victory in Gravesend 'Cap

Strapping Groom returned to his winning ways Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, taking command on the far turn and pulling clear to a 6 ½-length victory over odds-on favorite Palace in the 55th running of the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap.

 
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Dec 21, 2013 04:41 PM

Aqueduct on holiday schedule Monday-Wednesday; live racing, simulcasting resume Thursday, December 26

Aqueduct Racetrack will be closed for live racing and both the Big A and the Belmont Café will be closed for simulcasting for three days beginning Monday, December 23, through Wednesday, December 25.

 
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Dec 19, 2013 05:02 PM

Miss Narcissist commands attention in redrawn East View

The $100,000 East View Stakes will now be run on Sunday, December 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack after racing was cancelled this past Sunday due to inclement weather. The field, initially comprised of six fillies, gained two entrants, Skye Saratoga and G Note, when the race was redrawn.

 
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Dec 18, 2013 05:09 PM

Palace continues Aqueduct campaign in Gravesend

Palace, who became a graded stakes winner in his most recent start, heads a field of six sprinters entered in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap, which will be contested at six furlongs on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 18, 2013 04:29 PM

Samraat romps in the Damon Runyon

Undefeated Samraat extinguished any doubts about his ability to handle two-turn racing with a scintillating 16 ¾-length score in the $100,000 Damon Runyon for New York-bred 2-year-olds on Wednesday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 18, 2013 02:20 PM

Aqueduct Murals project to be featured in Jersey City gallery show

Following the success of the Aqueduct Murals exhibit that opened at Aqueduct Racetrack on November 23, The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) has partnered with Freshly Baked Prints to host "The Aqueduct Murals: Gallery Show" at Freshly Baked Gallery on 383 Monmouth Street in Jersey City, N.J. The Jersey City show will debut tomorrow, December 19, in a special opening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and continue through January 18.

 
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Dec 15, 2013 08:00 AM

Live racing at Aqueduct canceled Sunday; simulcasting available

Due to the effects of yesterday's winter storm, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday, December 15.

 
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Dec 14, 2013 04:34 PM

Jonesy Boy earns first stakes win in Queens County

Kicking into high gear at the top of the stretch, Jonesy Boy earned his first stakes victory on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack with a last-to-first effort in the 108th running of the $100,000 Queens County for 3-year-olds and up.

 
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Dec 14, 2013 01:06 PM

Samraat tries to make it three straight in Damon Runyon

The unbeaten Samraat will try to extend his win streak to three in the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes, to be contested this Wednesday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Run at one mile, 70 yards for New York-bred 2-year-olds​

 
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Dec 13, 2013 04:03 PM

Castellano Sets Single-Season Earnings Mark

Jockey Javier Castellano put his name in the record books on Friday at Gulfstream Park, passing Ramon Dominguez to establish a new North American single-season record for purse earnings.

 
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Dec 13, 2013 03:58 PM

Travers, Dominguez ceremony among "NTRA Moment of the Year" nominees

Will Take Charge's thrilling victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers and the following day's ceremony in which retired jockey Ramon Dominguez received the 2013 Mike Venezia and 2012 Eclipse Awards were selected as two of the options in the annual "NTRA Moment of the Year" poll.

 
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Dec 12, 2013 05:11 PM

Miss Narcissist commands attention in East View

Miss Narcissist, who has already won a pair of sprint stakes, will stretch out in distance on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies.

 
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Dec 11, 2013 03:40 PM

Percussion hopes to keep the beat going in Queens County

The inner-track stakes schedule gets underway at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, with the Todd Pletcher-trained Percussion returning to his favorite course as he heads a field of five for the 108th running of the $100,000 Queens County.

 
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Dec 07, 2013 05:27 PM

Ullapool, Ortiz complete hat trick in Garland of Roses

Ullapool won her third straight race and remained unbeaten in 2013 by using front-running tactics to take the $100,000 Garland of Roses by two lengths over Delightful Quality on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 06, 2013 12:48 PM

"Stocking Stuffer" promotion, "Toys for Tots" mark Spirit of Giving weekend at Aqueduct Dec. 7-8

Two holiday traditions will continue at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday and Sunday when The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) hosts its annual Spirit of Giving weekend, featuring the popular Stocking Stuffer promotion and the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.

 
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Dec 06, 2013 10:33 AM

Dan Silver to return to NYRA as Director of Television & Interactive Platforms

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has hired Dan Silver to serve as the organization's director of television and interactive platforms.

 
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Dec 05, 2013 05:10 PM

Sophomore fillies Miss Mischief, Baby J take on elders in Garland of Roses

Miss Mischief and Baby J, a pair of 3-year-old fillies exiting stakes victories, will take on older runners when they compete in the $100,000 Garland of Roses on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 04, 2013 05:58 PM

NYRA announces 2014 Aqueduct winter/spring stakes schedule

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced the stakes schedule for the 2014 winter/spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack, with stakes purses totaling $6 million.

 
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Dec 04, 2013 05:53 PM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. Board of Directors approves 2014 budgets, racing dates, including first quarter schedule change

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors, meeting in New York City today, approved the organization's operating and capital budgets for 2014, and also approved NYRA's 2014 slate of racing dates.

 
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Dec 04, 2013 04:40 PM

Thursday's card features $77k Pick 6 carryover

Thursday's Pick 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack will include a two-day carryover of $77,053.

 
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Dec 01, 2013 03:58 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - December 1

Speaking by telephone from South Florida, where he soon will be joined by Grade 2 Remsen hero Honor Code, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the A.P. Indy colt came out of his victory in good order and will be prepared for a 2014 Triple Crown campaign.

 
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Nov 30, 2013 06:05 PM

Honor Code wins 'peculiar' thriller in Grade 2 Remsen

Slow early, fast late would be an understatement for the 100th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Remsen on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 30, 2013 05:44 PM

Flat Out adds another Grade 1 win in Cigar Mile Handicap

Flat Out, still going strong at the conclusion of his 7-year-old season, launched an outside rally on the turn and took over in midstretch to win the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 30, 2013 05:02 PM

Wedding Toast edges Toasting in G3 Comely

Wedding Toast went straight to the lead and turned back a late challenge from Toasting on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend her winning streak to four with a hard-fought victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies.

 
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Nov 30, 2013 04:39 PM

Pletcher runs 1-2 as Stopchargingmaria beats Got Lucky in G2 Demoiselle

Heading into the Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle this past week, trainer Todd Pletcher remarked how he was surprised Stopchargingmaria hadn't earned a higher speed figure for winning the Grade 3 Tempted on November 3 considering how powerful a performance it appeared to be.

 
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Nov 29, 2013 05:14 PM

Royal Lahaina magisterial in winning Grade 2 Go For Wand H.

Making her second start for trainer Todd Pletcher, 5-year-old mare Royal Lahaina turned in the strongest performance of her career, racing from just off the pace and pouncing on the turn for home to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 28, 2013 04:04 PM

Palace continues hot streak with Fall Highweight victory

Palace, claimed for $20,000 in the fall of 2012, won his third straight stakes on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack, posting a 1 ½-length victory in the 100th edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap for 3-year-olds and up.

 
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Nov 27, 2013 06:46 PM

Breeders' Cup winners Groupie Doll, Goldencents clash in Cigar Mile

One year ago, Groupie Doll won the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint before coming to Aqueduct Racetrack to face males for the first time in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap. After taking the lead in midstretch, Groupie Doll was tagged on the wire by Stay Thirsty, who got up to win by a nose.​

 
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Nov 27, 2013 06:32 PM

McLaughlin hoping for another 3-year-old filly stakes win on Saturday

One year ago on Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack, Kiaran McLaughlin saddled favored Dance Card to a four-length victory in the Grade 1 Gazelle to close out her 3-year-old campaign. On Saturday, the trainer is hoping another sophomore filly can bring home a stakes win on the Cigar Mile undercard.​

 
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Nov 27, 2013 06:28 PM

Honor Code Set for Two-Turn Test in Grade 2 Remsen

In his electrifying debut victory after falling 22 lengths back and his loss by a diminishing neck October 5 in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne, Honor Code stamped himself one of the most buzz-worthy 2-year-old runners in the country.

 
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Nov 27, 2013 06:21 PM

Stopchargingmaria Heads Field for Grade 2 Demoiselle

Stopchargingmaria, a 10 ¾-length winner of the Grade 3 Tempted in her most recent start, will attempt to stretch out to 1 1/8 miles as she faces five other 2-year-old fillies Saturday in the Grade 2, $400,000 Demoiselle at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 27, 2013 03:12 PM

"Toys for Tots" marks Spirit of Giving weekend at Aqueduct Dec. 7-8

A holiday tradition will continue at Aqueduct Racetrack on December 7-8 when The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host its annual Spirit of Giving weekend, featuring the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.

 
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Nov 27, 2013 09:12 AM

Live Racing at Aqueduct Canceled Wednesday; Simulcasting Available

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Wednesday, November 27, citing sustained winds of 20-30 m.p.h. and gusts up to 40 m.p.h.

 
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Nov 26, 2013 06:00 PM

Meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors - December 4

Meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:00 P.M.

 
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Nov 25, 2013 04:57 PM

Willet seeks open company stakes win in G2 Go for Wand

Willet, a three-time stakes winner versus New York-breds, will attempt to win her first graded stakes and defend her home court when she competes in the Grade 2, $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap for fillies and mares on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 25, 2013 01:08 PM

Champion Groupie Doll turns in final breeze for G1 Cigar Mile

Champion Groupie Doll on Monday turned in her final breeze in preparation for Aqueduct Racetrack's Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap, traveling four furlongs in 48.55 seconds over Belmont Park's training track.​

 
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Nov 24, 2013 04:51 PM

Goldencents starting high weight for Grade 1 Cigar Mile

Goldencents, winner of the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, today was assigned 120 pounds, high weight among the nine expected starters for Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 24, 2013 02:26 PM

Fall Highweight highlights Thanksgiving Day card at the Big A

Horses as well as humans will be toting around a few extra pounds on Thanksgiving Day as a field of eight gathers for the 100th edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the traditional holiday feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 24, 2013 11:19 AM

New York Race Track Chaplaincy to host annual turkey giveaway for needy families

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America, New York Division (RTCANY) will again give away hundreds of turkeys this week at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course to needy families within the New York thoroughbred industry.

 
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Nov 24, 2013 10:07 AM

Live Racing at Aqueduct Canceled Sunday; Simulcasting Available

Due to sustained high winds of 20 m.p.h. and gusts of up to 45 m.p.h., The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday, November 24.

 
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Nov 23, 2013 04:16 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 23

Trainer Todd Pletcher's trio of contenders for the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap took to Belmont Park's training track this morning in their final serious moves for next Saturday's race.

 
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Nov 22, 2013 04:10 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 22, 2013

Trainer Tom Albertrani will be represented by West Point Thoroughbreds runners in both $150,000 New York Stallion Series races for 2-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack as he has entered Empire Dreams in the Great White Way division and Skye Saratoga in the Fifth Avenue division.

 
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Nov 19, 2013 11:40 AM

Velazquez continues his recovery, thanks all who have expressed concern

Jockey John Velazquez, Chairman of the Jockeys' Guild, continues to recover at his home in Long Island, New York. Velazquez was injured on November 2 at Santa Anita Racetrack when his mount, Secret Compass, broke down during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

 
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Manhattan man wins Aqueduct handicapping tournament

Making his first-ever appearance in a handicapping tournament, Jeffrey Siskin of Manhattan took down top prize of $37,500 and earned a trip to Las Vegas for the $1.5 million national championships as he coasted home to victory in the New York Handicapping Series presented by NYRA Rewards on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 17, 2013 03:33 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 17, 2013

Trainer Todd Pletcher's three contenders for the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap - Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano - took to the Belmont Park training track on Sunday to turn in their penultimate breezes prior to the race, which will be held November 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 16, 2013 04:59 PM

Imagining shows new dimension in G3 Red Smith victory

Closing with a flourish from the outside, Imagining grabbed the lead in midstretch and held on for a half-length triumph over Hangover Kid in the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his third consecutive win in the 1 3/8-mile race

 
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Nov 16, 2013 03:15 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 16

Groupie Doll breezes half in 48.61 for G1 Cigar Mile Alpha breezes, remains possible for Cigar Mile; Cairo Prince works for G2 Remsen Saratoga Snacks exits work in good order, Cigar Mile could be next ​

 
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Nov 15, 2013 05:04 PM

Irad Ortiz, Jr. wins five at the Big A

Irad Ortiz, Jr. rode five winners at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday afternoon to move into second place in the jockey standings for the fall meet.

 
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Nov 15, 2013 04:07 PM

Dominguez honored with 2013 El Award by El Diario

Retired jockey Ramon Dominguez was a recipient of the 2013 "El Award" yesterday. The recognition is given annually by El Diario La Prensa to the most outstanding Latino men in the community. The luncheon ceremony took place at the Grand Havana Room in Manhattan.

 
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Nov 14, 2013 02:22 PM

Global Betting Exchange (GBE) selected as tentative winning bidder to provide upgrades to NYRA advance deposit wagering platform

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that Global Betting Exchange (GBE) has been chosen as the tentative winning bidder - pending finalization - to provide technological upgrades to NYRA's advance deposit wagering platform, NYRA Rewards.

 
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Nov 13, 2013 05:57 PM

Castellano unseated after ninth race at Aqueduct; taken to North Shore University Hospital

Jockey Javier Castellano was unseated following the conclusion of the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack on Wednesday and was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. for tests.

 
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Nov 13, 2013 04:24 PM

Hyper, Tannery and Imagining to tangle in G3 Red Smith

Multiple stakes winners Hyper, Tannery and Imagining look to close out their 2013 seasons with a flourish as they head a jam-packed field for Saturday's 57th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap, the year's final graded turf stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 10, 2013 01:19 PM

Groupie Doll gearing up for Cigar Mile

With the Grade 1 Cigar Mile on November 30 back on her schedule, champion Groupie Doll had her first trip to the track since her Breeders' Cup victory this morning, jogging a mile and galloping a mile over Belmont Park's training track.

 
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Nov 09, 2013 06:15 PM

Longtime New York-based turf writer Paul Moran passes away at 67

Eclipse Award-winning turf writer Paul Moran died today in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. at age 67 following a long battle with lung cancer.

 
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Nov 09, 2013 05:41 PM

Castellano goes 6-for-7 at Aqueduct

Jockey Javier Castellano closed out a superlative day at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday by piloting North Star Boy to win the ninth and final race and register his first six-win day on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit.

 
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Nov 09, 2013 05:11 PM

Inimitable Romanee sets pace, upsets Long Island 'Cap

Left to her own devices on the front end, long shot Inimitable Romanee set a dawdling pace and had plenty in reserve late to hold off Tabreed by one length and spring a 28-1 upset on Saturday in Aqueduct Racetrack's Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island Handicap for turf fillies and mares.

 
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Nov 09, 2013 01:10 PM

Total Handle, On-Track Handle Show Robust Gains at Recently Concluded 2013 Belmont Park Fall Meeting

Five-year highs in both all-sources and on-track handle were among the highlights of handle and attendance figures released today by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) for the recently concluded Belmont Park fall meeting.

 
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Nov 08, 2013 02:37 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 8

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents will be trying for his second straight $1 million victory when he travels east for the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap on November 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 08, 2013 02:30 PM

NYRA releases 'Secretariat Collection' on YouTube, offers Secretariat poster giveaway on Saturday at Aqueduct

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's retirement parade at Aqueduct Racetrack, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released "The Secretariat Collection," a YouTube playlist with all 15 starts the renowned colt made in New York.

 
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Nov 08, 2013 12:15 PM

Aqueduct to unveil first-of-its-kind street art show November 23

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City's only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show for "Aqueduct Murals," opening to the public on Saturday, November 23.

 
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Nov 06, 2013 04:45 PM

Tabreed steps up, stretches out in Long Island 'Cap

Stretch-running Tabreed, an impressive allowance winner in October, will make her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 03, 2013 05:17 PM

No denying Cairo Prince in Nashua; Stopchargingmaria shows interest early and draws clear late in Tempted

In only his second start, Cairo Prince employed a strong turn of foot on the far turn and held sway in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Nashua for 2-year-olds on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. ​

 
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Nov 03, 2013 03:39 PM

Juvenile Fillies heroine Ria Antonia likely to begin 2014 season in New York; Castellano, Maragh, Lezcano add to Breeders' Cup trophy count

Jeremiah Englehart, trainer of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia, began competing regularly on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit in the autumn of 2011.

 
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Nov 02, 2013 05:12 PM

Romansh comes through in G3 Discovery 'Cap

Romansh kicked off the graded stakes schedule at Aqueduct Racetrack's fall meet in impressive fashion on Saturday, taking charge at the top of the stretch and going to a 9 ¼-length victory over Norumbega in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds.

 
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Nov 01, 2013 04:58 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - November 1

Trainer Gary Sciacca reported that Bill Parcells' Saratoga Snacks has emerged from his victory in the Empire Classic on October 19 at Belmont Park in good shape and is being considered for three stakes, including the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on November 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Oct 31, 2013 05:16 PM

Cairo Prince takes on large field in Nashua; Stonetastic cuts back slightly in Tempted

Cairo Prince will face a large, competitive group of 2-year-olds when he makes his first start against winners in the Grade 2, $250,000 Nashua on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Romansh_Inside
Oct 30, 2013 04:07 PM

Norumbega hopes to reveal true self in Discovery' Cap

A year ago, Norumbega was the only juvenile in Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey's barn with a victory. In the ensuing months, however, the Tiznow colt was eclipsed by his stablemate, Orb, who won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, the Grade 1 Florida Derby, and the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby even as Norumbega was toiling away in optional claimers.

 
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50-cent trifectas continue at Aqueduct Racetrack

The new 50-cent trifecta will be offered by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) at Aqueduct beginning Friday, November 1. The bet will be available on all NYRA races that currently offer trifecta wagering.

 
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Oct 28, 2013 10:56 AM

Pletcher barn well-represented in Big A's opening weekend stakes

Although he will be in California for the Breeders' Cup, trainer Todd Pletcher will have a strong presence in all three graded stakes during opening weekend at the Big A.

 
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Oct 27, 2013 03:02 PM

Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct on November 1

Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, November 1, with opening weekend featuring the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park and a trio of graded stakes races.

 
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Oct 26, 2013 01:48 PM

Watch and wager on the Breeders' Cup on opening weekend at the Big A

New York racing fans can watch and wager on all the action from the Breeders' Cup World Championships next weekend when Aqueduct Racetrack opens for the fall meet on Friday, November 1 with a special eight-race live card.

 
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Oct 24, 2013 10:57 AM

Entries for Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award close November 15

Entries for the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award, which recognizes outstanding print and internet coverage of the Belmont Stakes, will close on November 15.

 
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Oct 20, 2013 10:53 AM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. Hires Martin Panza as Senior Vice President of Racing Operations

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the hiring of Martin Panza to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Racing Operations.

 
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Sep 15, 2013 12:25 PM

NYRA adds purse incentives for Aqueduct's G1 Cigar Mile

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced a pair of purse incentives that, for eligible horses, could double the value of the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on November 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 21, 2013 05:35 PM

Kauai Katie Wins Third Straight in Road Princess on Closing Day at Aqueduct

Heavily favored Kauai Katie led from start to finish for a seemingly effortless 3 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Road Princess overnight stakes, the closing day feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 20, 2013 05:58 PM

Belmont Park Spring/Summer Meet Opens April 26; 145th Belmont Stakes Set for June 8

With world-class thoroughbred racing and a host of new activities and old favorites planned for the spring and summer, Belmont Park is the place to be starting opening day, Friday, April 26.

 
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Apr 19, 2013 04:42 PM

Hall of Fame Trainer T.J. Kelly Dies at 93

Retired Hall of Fame trainer Thomas J. Kelly died Friday morning at St. Catherine’s West Rehabilitation Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., after a brief illness, according to his son, Timothy D. Kelly. He was 93.

 
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Apr 19, 2013 04:25 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Apr. 19, 2013

Kauai Katie returns to New York as the 1-9 morning-line favorite over four other 3-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $75,000 Road Princess overnight stakes, the featured race on closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
Eric-Wing-at-TP
Apr 19, 2013 11:30 AM

NYRA Names Eric Wing Director of Communications & Media Relations

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has named Eric Wing Director of Communications & Media Relations. Wing, who has served as Senior Director of Media Relations at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) since 1999, will oversee corporate communications and serve as company spokesperson for NYRA beginning May 15.

 
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Apr 18, 2013 01:06 PM

$250,000 Bonus Offered to NY-bred Who Sweeps Big Apple Triple

A $250,000 bonus will be awarded to the connections of a horse who sweeps this year’s Big Apple Triple, a series of races at Belmont Park, Finger Lakes Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course for New York-bred 3-year-olds.

 
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Apr 13, 2013 05:31 PM

High-Five for Cluster of Stars in Distaff Handicap

After conceding the lead on the far turn, Cluster of Stars came back under jockey Junior Alvarado’s patient ride to win Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap on Saturday and remain unbeaten in five starts.

 
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Apr 11, 2013 06:22 PM

NYRA Board Approves New Tote Contractor in Fourth Meeting

During its fourth meeting on Thursday, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors authorized NYRA management to enter into a contract with AmTote International, Inc. to provide totalizator services at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park,and Saratoga Race Course.

 
cluster_of_stars_homepage
Apr 10, 2013 05:12 PM

Cluster of Stars vs. Spectacular Sky in Distaff Handicap

Cluster of Stars will put her unbeaten record on the line when she makes her graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares that serves as the final graded stakes of the 2012-13 Aqueduct Racetrack meet.

 
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Apr 10, 2013 02:46 PM

John Velazquez Recovering After Spill at Aqueduct

Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez was released from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., on Sunday evening. On Monday, he saw his personal doctor, Dr. Stephen O’Brien.

 
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Apr 10, 2013 12:38 PM

NYRA Board Meeting Notification for April 11, 2013

NYRA Board Meeting Notification for April 11, 2013 Meeting of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors

 
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Apr 08, 2013 11:00 AM

Velazquez Sustains Minor Fractures in Sunday Spill at Aqueduct

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez sustained a slight fracture of his first rib on the right side and a small bone chip near his right wrist as the result of a spill in Sunday’s seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack, according to his valet, Tony Millan.

 
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Apr 07, 2013 03:05 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Apr. 7, 2013

Undefeated Verrazano was a happy and hungry horse the morning after his gritty victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial, and is scheduled to depart next Sunday for Churchill Downs as the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby.

 
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Apr 06, 2013 08:39 PM

Verrazano Remains Unbeaten with Hard-Fought Victory in Wood Memorial

Verrazano added a hard-fought victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend his perfect record to 4-for-4 on Saturday, turning back previously undefeated Vyjack and then holding off a rousing late run from Normandy Invasion to win by three-quarters of a length.

 
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Apr 06, 2013 08:02 PM

Swagger Jack Staves off Sahara Sky in Carter Surprise

Given a perfectly timed ride by Irad Ortiz, Jr., Swagger Jack reaped the benefits of a hot pace and got the jump on a fast-closing Sahara Sky to win the 113th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap for older sprinters on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 06, 2013 07:56 PM

Declan’s Warrior Surges Late to Win Bay Shore

Patiently ridden by Jose Lezcano, Declan’s Warrior took advantage of a multi-horse scramble for the early lead and charged down the center of the track to overtake Clearly Now and upset the Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore by a head on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 06, 2013 05:54 PM

Close Hatches Turns Back Princess of Sylmar in Grade 2 Gazelle Thriller

With just two prior starts on her resume, a fast and determined Close Hatches proved she belongs among the leaders of the 3-year-old filly division Saturday, turning back a strong challenge by Princess of Sylmar to win the 118th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Gazelle at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Apr 06, 2013 04:37 PM

Withgreatpleasure Cuts the Corner and Rolls to Victory in Grade 2 Ruffian

Withgreatpleasure had run in 12 straight stakes races with only one victory before dropping down to a $35,000 handicap on March 19 at Charles Town and winning by 2 ½ lengths.

 
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Apr 06, 2013 12:55 PM

Jockey Tomas Released from Jamaica Hospital with Fractured Nose

Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas was discharged from Jamaica Hospital late Friday evening after fracturing his nose in a spill during the nightcap at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
normandy_invasion_1_inside
Apr 05, 2013 05:23 PM

Fun Facts About the Field for the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial

The field is set for Saturday’s 89th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack, and in the spirit of fun, we bring you some facts about the 10 starters you might not find in their past performances.

 
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Apr 05, 2013 04:53 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Apr .5, 2013

Heading into Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial, trainer Chad Brown would just like to see Normandy Invasion catch a little good fortune.

 
maleeh_inside
Apr 04, 2013 05:12 PM

Maleeh Defends Home Court vs. Clearly Now, Honorable Dillon in Bay Shore

Unbeaten Maleeh will face his toughest test to date when he takes on graded stakes winners Clearly Now and Honorable Dillon in Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
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Apr 04, 2013 02:34 PM

Funnys Approval No Laughing Matter in G2 Ruffian

After homebred Funnys Approval upset the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at odds of 21-1 on February 16 at Laurel Park, owner Bobby Rankin promised to buy his trainer Jose Lopez a new truck.

 
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Apr 04, 2013 01:57 PM

Chrisandthecapper, Named for Nets Broadcast Team, Taking a Shot at Wood Memorial

Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw are best known as the radio broadcast team of the Brooklyn Nets, but their names could become part of Wood Memorial history if their namesake, Chrisandthecapper, were to upset New York’s top prep race for the Kentucky Derby.

 
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Apr 03, 2013 07:03 PM

Princess of Sylmar Seeks Fifth Straight Win in G2 Gazelle

Save for a fourth-place finish in her debut in a sprint race against Pennsylvania-bred maidens last fall, King of Prussia Stable’s Princess of Sylmar has been untouchable. In four subsequent starts, all victories, the daughter of Majestic Warrior has crossed the finish line a minimum of 5 ¼ lengths in front of her next closest opponent and a maximum of 19 lengths.

 
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Apr 03, 2013 06:50 PM

Discreet Dancer Ventures Away from Gulfstream to Compete in Carter Handicap

The Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as the New York debut for Discreet Dancer, who has won four of five career starts, all at Gulfstream Park.

 
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Apr 03, 2013 04:35 PM

Undefeated Verrazano and Vyjack Clash in Wood Memorial

A pair of undefeated Kentucky Derby contenders will put their perfect records on the line Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack as they head a field of 10 classic-minded 3-year-olds in the 89th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial.

 
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Apr 03, 2013 10:12 AM

NYRA & NYS Gaming Commission Announce Enhanced Security Measures for Wood Memorial Participants

Out-of-competition testing & 24-hour surveillance of horses slated to race will ensure utmost integrity for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 31, 2013 01:36 PM

Undefeated Verrazano turns in final breeze for Wood

Undefeated Verrazano worked five furlongs in 1:01.17 Sunday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, completing his major preparations for an expected start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 30, 2013 05:41 PM

Sunny Desert Takes a Bow in Broadway

Sunny Desert returned to New York-bred company and the winner’s circle Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, sweeping to the lead in midstretch and on to a three-length victory in the $75,000 Broadway for fillies and mares.

 
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Mar 30, 2013 02:29 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Mar. 30, 2013

Vyjack ready for G1 Wood Memorial following six-furlong breeze at Aqueduct Wood candidate Elnaawi works five furlongs in 59.80 at Belmont Mr Palmer breezes a half mile in 48.93 for Wood West Hills Giant to skip Wood Busy day for other Wood Day hopefuls

 
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Mar 28, 2013 02:16 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Mar. 28, 2013

Undefeated 3-year-olds Verrazano and Vyjack are expected to head the field for the 89th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on April 6, Aqueduct Racetrack’s final major prep for the May 4 Kentucky Derby.

 
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Mar 27, 2013 04:30 PM

Sunny Desert Hoping for a Curtain Call in Broadway

Sunny Desert, whose six-race winning streak ended with a third-place finish in the Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap, looks to start anew Saturday when she faces four other New York-bred fillies and mares in the $75,000 Broadway at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 26, 2013 04:44 PM

Saratoga 150 and NYRA Honor 30 Thoroughbreds in Inaugural “Hoofprints Walk of Fame” at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee today announced a new attraction designed to pay homage to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history.

 
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Mar 25, 2013 03:47 PM

Dominguez to Continue Therapy Following MRI

Following an appointment with his neurosurgeon on March 25, jockey Ramon Dominguez said he will continue physical and cognitive therapy for a fractured skull sustained in a spill at Aqueduct Racetrack on January 18.

 
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Mar 23, 2013 06:17 PM

Last Gunfighter Shoots through Opening to Win Excelsior

Last Gunfighter continued his upward ascent with a sharp-looking score on Saturday in his graded stakes debut, Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior for 3-year-olds and up.

 
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Mar 23, 2013 11:20 AM

Dubai World Cup Simulcast Available at Aqueduct, Belmont Café & NYRA Rewards

A live simulcast of next Saturday’s Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup and seven additional stakes at Meydan Racecourse will be presented at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Café simulcast center. ​

 
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Mar 22, 2013 03:16 PM

NYRA Unveils 2013 Belmont Stakes Logo

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has unveiled the logo for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, the 1½-mile “Test of the Champion,” the longest and final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.

 
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Mar 22, 2013 01:52 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Mar. 22, 2013

Vyjack, winner of the Grade 3 Gotham on March 2, continued his preparations for the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on April 6 by breezing five furlongs in 59.07 seconds over Aqueduct’s inner track on Friday, accompanied by 7-year-old Head Heart Hoof.

 
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Mar 22, 2013 01:20 PM

NYRA Equine Safety Committee Meeting Notification for April 11, 2013

Meeting of the Equine Safety Committee of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors NYRA Equine Safety Committee Meeting Notification for April 11, 2013

 
Heart_Butte_Inside
Mar 20, 2013 05:17 PM

Heart Butte Ready for Excelsior off Sprint Prep

Heart Butte, ninth in the Grade 3, six-furlong Tom Fool in his first start in 13 months, will return to his preferred game when he stretches out in distance for the Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior at 1 1/8 miles on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 16, 2013 05:37 PM

Elghayoor Clicks in Cicada

Elghayoor continued her upward ascent Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, collaring heavily favored Highestmaintenance in deep stretch to post a half-length victory in the $100,000 Cicada, her second straight stakes win.

 
elghayoor_story
Mar 13, 2013 04:38 PM

Sophomore Fillies Look to Create a Buzz in Cicada

Stablemates Elghayoor and Railtown Girl, the 1-2 finishers in last month’s Dearly Precious, return Saturday to take on five other 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s 21st running of the $100,000 Cicada at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 10, 2013 05:26 PM

Dominguez Makes First Visit to Aqueduct Following Accident, Could Start Exercising Horses Following March 25 Doctor’s Appointment

Ramon Dominguez visited Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday for the first time since being injured in a spill at the track on January 18.

 
maleeh_inside
Mar 09, 2013 06:17 PM

Maleeh Makes Another Winning Move in Capossela

Lightly raced Maleeh ran like a seasoned professional in his second start, saving ground on the turn and angling off the rail to launch his stretch run en route to a 2 ¾-length win in Saturday’s $100,000 Fred “Cappy” Capossela, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
NYRA-news-logo
Mar 08, 2013 03:35 PM

NYRA Public Hearings and Communications Committee Meeting Notification for March 14, 2013

Meeting of the Public Hearings and Communications Committee of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors Thursday, March 14, 2013.

 
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Mar 08, 2013 12:44 PM

NYRA Releases ‘John Henry Collection’ on YouTube

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced the release of “The John Henry Collection” on its YouTube channel, allowing racing fans to watch and relive all 20 of the gelding’s starts at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Mar 08, 2013 06:59 AM

Live Racing at Aqueduct Canceled Friday; Simulcasting Available

Due to snow and rain, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, March 8.

 
Clawback_Inside
Mar 06, 2013 03:20 PM

Whiskey Romeo to Tango with Clawback in Capossela

Whiskey Romeo, unbeaten in three starts as a 2-year-old, will make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Fred “Cappy” Capossela at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
vyjack-3-L
Mar 03, 2013 02:14 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - March 3, 2013

Rudy Rodriguez usually avoids looking too far into the future, but he couldn’t help but express cautious optimism the morning after he picked up his biggest victory as a trainer when Vyjack came from off the pace to win Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 3 Gotham by 2 ¼ lengths.

 
vyjack_homepage_2_inside
Mar 02, 2013 07:00 PM

Undefeated Vyjack Storms to Victory in G3 Gotham

Undefeated Vyjack took a big step along New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby as he stormed through the stretch to win the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack by 2 ¼ lengths over West Hills Giant.

 
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Mar 02, 2013 06:40 PM

Comma to the Top Puts Exclamation Point on Tom Fool

Comma to the Top, making his second start in the span of a week, set the pace, lost the lead late, came back along the inside, and got a favorable bob on the wire to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap by a nose on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Mar 02, 2013 05:38 PM

Summer Applause Gets Rave Reviews in G2 Top Flight

Favored Summer Applause grabbed the lead in midstretch and held on for a 2 ¾-length victory over Twice the Lady in Saturday’s 73rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
vyjack_inside_3
Mar 01, 2013 05:25 PM

Gotham Stakes Day to Include $113,159 Pick 6 Carryover

The Gotham Stakes Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack became even more enticing when Shaunna Alexandra posted a 31-1 upset in Friday’s finale, triggering a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $113,159.

 
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Mar 01, 2013 02:53 PM

NYRA Network Moving to Time Warner Ch. 1994 on March 6

The NYRA Network, which features live coverage from Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course as well as simulcasting from around the country, will move to Channel 1994 from its current position on Channel 71 on Time Warner Cable beginning March 6.

 
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Mar 01, 2013 02:46 PM

Queens Natives Saul and Max Kupferberg Hoping for Victory in Big A’s Top Flight

For more than 20 years, owners Saul and Max Kupferberg have enjoyed modest success in New York with a small stable comprised mostly of claimers. On Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, the father and son are hoping Sunny Desert, a filly they claimed for $35,000 in December, 2011, will bring them their first graded stakes score when she runs in the Grade 2, $200,000 Top Flight Handicap.

 
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Mar 01, 2013 12:36 PM

NYRA to Offer $100k 2YO Graded Stakes Bonus Again in 2013

For the second straight year, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer a $100,000 bonus to the connections of any juvenile who breaks his or her maiden during the Aqueduct Racetrack winter/spring or Belmont Park spring/summer meets and goes on to win a graded stakes at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont, or Aqueduct in 2013.

 
Gary_Contessa_Inside
Feb 28, 2013 01:47 PM

St Liams Halo Running for Veterans in Tom Fool Handicap

One year ago, thoroughbred owner Chip McEwen was on a flight on which one of the passengers was a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder. “He had his mental faculties but no longer had the necessary motor skills as the result of an [improvised explosive device],” recalled McEwen.

 
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Feb 27, 2013 06:16 PM

NYRA Board Focuses On CEO Search In Third Meeting

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors focused on the search for a new Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday during its third meeting, and also announced the formation of a task force to articulate a long-term vision for the organization.

 
overanalyze_2_inside
Feb 27, 2013 04:50 PM

Overanalyze, Vyjack Head Dozen Sophomores In Gotham

A dozen 3-year-olds, headed by Mike Repole’s dual graded stakes winning Overanalyze and the undefeated Vyjack, were entered for Saturday’s 60th running of the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham at Aqueduct Racetrack, a major prep for the April 6 Wood Memorial and the Kentucky Derby one month later.

 
Chad_Brown_Inside
Feb 27, 2013 04:41 PM

Summer Applause Hopes To Take A Bow After Top Flight

Summer Applause, who knocked off subsequent Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can last winter in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, returns to action Saturday as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the 73rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Feb 27, 2013 04:24 PM

Toboggan Top Two Head Heart Hoof, Johannesburg Smile Take on Eight Others in Tom Fool

In his 50th career start, Head Heart Hoof became a graded stakes winner when he won the Grade 3 Toboggan on February 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. On Saturday, the 7-year-old gelding will attempt to double his graded stakes tally when he faces Toboggan runner-up Johannesburg Smile and a contentious group of new shooters in the 38th edition of the Big A’s Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap

 
vyjack-inside-story
Feb 24, 2013 02:35 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Feb. 24, 2013

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez was counting his blessings on Sunday, six days in advance of Vyjack’s expected start in the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and Aqueduct Racetrack’s primary prep race for the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on April 6

 
Saginaw_Hollie_Hughes_Story
Feb 18, 2013 03:24 PM

Sensational Saginaw Sizzles In Hollie Hughes

Saginaw, a 10-time winner in 2012, launched his 2013 campaign in triumphant fashion, finishing with a flurry to defeat Readytodefer by a head in the $75,000 Hollie Hughes on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack. ​

 
NYRA-news-logo
Feb 18, 2013 11:37 AM

NYRA Equine Safety Committee Meeting Notification February 27, 2013

Meeting of the Equine Safety Committee of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors February 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM.

 
elghayoor_story
Feb 17, 2013 05:47 PM

Elghayoor Scores Sweet Victory In Dearly Precious; Double Pick 6 Carryover of $109,674 Into Monday’s Card

Elghayoor broke her maiden in high style Sunday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, taking the lead in midstretch and holding off her fast-closing stablemate Railtown Girl to win the 19th running of the $75,000 Dearly Precious by a half-length.

 
dominic_galluscio_1000_story
Feb 17, 2013 04:51 PM

Bronx Native Galluscio Wins 1000th Race As Trainer

Trainer Dominic Galluscio posted career victory No. 1,000 on Sunday when Discreet Force debuted a neck winner in Aqueduct Racetrack’s seventh race.

 
saginaw_3_L
Feb 15, 2013 03:41 PM

Win Machine Saginaw To Begin 2013 Campaign In Hollie Hughes

Saginaw, who won 10 of 14 starts in 2012, will launch his 2013 campaign in Monday’s $75,000 Hollie Hughes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Dominguez_Ramon
Feb 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Dominguez Discusses Rehabilitation, Desire To Return To Racing

Jockey Ramon Dominguez, injured in a spill at Aqueduct Racetrack on January 18, discussed his rehabilitation and desire to resume his career in a February 14 interview with NYRA television analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore.

 
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Feb 15, 2013 11:07 AM

NYRA Board Meeting Notification for February 27, 2013

Meeting of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors February 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM

 
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Feb 14, 2013 04:26 PM

McLaughlin Has Promising Duo For Dearly Precious

A half-dozen 3-year-old fillies will vie for their first stakes win when they assemble Sunday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack for the $75,000 Dearly Precious.

 
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Feb 14, 2013 02:24 AM

NYRA Launches Redesigned Website

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a complete redesign of its website, NYRA.com. The new NYRA.com presents a wealth of information via a clean, organized layout with a variety of user-friendly features.

 
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Feb 13, 2013 01:19 PM

Cornell And NYRA Launch Search For New York Equine Veterinary Medical Director

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the formation of a search committee for Equine Veterinary Medical Director (EVMD), a position that will be established outside of NYRA reporting to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

 
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Feb 08, 2013 02:13 PM

NYRA Establishes Equine Safety Review Board

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has formally established an Equine Safety Review Board to review and assess fatal equine racing and training injuries at the organization’s three racetracks. The creation of an Equine Safety Review Board was among the key recommendations set forth by the New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety in its final report issued September 28.

 
gary-contessa-2000
Feb 07, 2013 05:46 PM

Trainer Gary Contessa Wins 2000th Race

Trainer Gary Contessa won his 2,000th race when he saddled Al’s Rosie to victory in the seventh race on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
Revolutionary_2_L
Feb 06, 2013 05:43 PM

Revolutionary Doesn’t ‘Wither’ Under Pressure; Head Heart Hoof Holds Off Johannesburg Smile In Toboggan

Revolutionary threaded his way through the field and finished with flourish to defeat Escapefromreality by a neck in the 133rd running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Withers on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
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Feb 04, 2013 03:32 PM

Dominguez Enters Rehabilitation Program

Jockey Ramon Dominguez has been transferred from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY, and has begun inpatient therapy for a skull fracture sustained in a January 18 spill at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Feb 03, 2013 04:34 PM

Aqueduct Racetrack Notes - Feb. 3, 2013

* Withers hero Revolutionary, Busher victress Princess of Sylmar one step closer to spring classics * Withers runner-up to target G3 Gotham, G1 Wood Memorial * Toboggan winner Head Heart Hoof possible for G3 Tom Fool * Cluster of Stars exits Correction victory in good order * Field coming together for Dearly Precious

 
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Feb 02, 2013 02:30 PM

Princess of Sylmar Reigns In Busher; Cluster of Stars Sparkles In Close Correction

Princess of Sylmar made in four in a row as she pulled clear to a seven-length victory in the $100,000 Busher while undefeated Cluster of Stars earned her first stakes win with a hard-fought decision over favored Nicole H in the $100,000 Correction Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Feb 01, 2013 05:00 PM

Apprentice Jockey Pierre Tomas Wins First North American Race

Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas won his first race in North America on Friday when he rode Victorious Leader to a 41-1 upset in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 31, 2013 02:30 PM

Aqueduct Winter/Spring Meet Calendar Amended To 4-Day Race Week

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will drop six scheduled live race days from the Aqueduct winter/spring meet calendar, a decision approved by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Thursday afternoon.

 
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Jan 26, 2013 05:16 PM

Twice The Lady Pulls No Punches In Affectionately

Twice the Lady, runner-up in three previous appearances at Aqueduct Racetrack, broke through and scored her first stakes victory Saturday afternoon, pulling away to a two-length triumph over Withgreatpleasure in the 38th running of the $75,000 Affectionately.

 
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Jan 25, 2013 02:16 PM

NYRA Board Approves Three-Year Work Plan, Focuses on Equine Safety, Commences Formal Search for CEO in Second Meeting

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors approved its three-year work plan, focused on equine safety, and formally began its search for a new President and CEO for the organization during its second meeting on Friday.

 
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Jan 22, 2013 03:47 PM

Dominguez Continues to Improve; Moved to New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Ramon Dominguez, who was diagnosed with a skull fracture as a result of a spill on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, continues to improve and was transferred today (January 22) from Jamaica Hospital in Queens to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Manhattan’s East Side where he is currently undergoing further evaluation.

 
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Jan 21, 2013 02:11 PM

Clawback Digs Down To Take Jimmy Winkfield; Ortiz Brothers Combine For Six Wins

Five weeks after breaking his maiden, Clawback opened his 3-year-old campaign with a stakes victory, coming from just off the pace and going to a five-length score in the $75,000 Jimmy Winkfield on Monday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 21, 2013 01:02 PM

NYRA Wins 4th Straight Conny Award

For the fourth straight year, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has received American Turf Monthly magazine’s Conny Award for “Top On-Track Tournament.”

 
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Jan 20, 2013 06:03 PM

Ortiz Brothers Win First 7 Races On Sunday

Apprentice jockey Jose Ortiz won the first three races and Irad Ortiz, Jr. took races 4-7 to give the Ortiz brothers a sweep of the first seven races on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Jan 20, 2013 01:50 PM

Many Eclipses Winners Took Road Through New York

Wise Dan, Shanghai Bobby, Questing, Ramon Dominguez and Dale Romans were just some of the human and equine stars whose achievements on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit in 2012 led to their Eclipse Awards Saturday night.

 
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Jan 19, 2013 05:56 PM

Last Gunfighter Prevails In Three Way Evening Attire Duel

Last Gunfighter survived a showdown with Isn’t He Perfect and Arlo to win Saturday’s $75,000 Evening Attire at Aqueduct Racetrack and remain unbeaten in four starts since being transferred to trainer Chad Brown.

 
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Jan 18, 2013 01:08 PM

NYRA’S 2012 Handle Gains Greatly Outpace Industry

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) posted across-the-board wagering gains in 2012, finishing the year with notable increases in all handle categories and far exceeding industry growth.

 
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Jan 17, 2013 01:11 PM

NYRA Establishes New Equine Veterinary Medical Director

New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Chair David Skorton and Anthony Bonomo, Chair of NYRA’s Equine Health and Safety Committee, announced today the immediate establishment of the position of Equine Veterinary Medical Director.

 
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Jan 11, 2013 01:17 PM

NYRA Board Meeting Notification for January 25, 2013

*** PUBLIC NOTICE AND MEDIA ADVISORY *** WHAT: Meeting of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors WHEN: January 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM WHERE: Empire State Development Corporation 37th Floor Conference Room 633 Third Avenue New York, New York 10017

 
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Dec 29, 2012 06:23 PM

Nicole H Aims For Interborough Threepeat

At the age of 6, Nicole H will try to become the first mare to post three consecutive victories in the $75,000 Interborough Handicap when she faces seven other fillies and mares in the six-furlong race on New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 29, 2012 02:15 PM

NYRA’s The National Racing Report to Air on HRTV

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, today announced a broadcast agreement whereby NYRA’s The National Racing Report will air on HRTV, and The NYRA Network will show HRTV’s The Edge.

 
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Dec 27, 2012 02:20 PM

Dominguez, Studart To Participate On 2013 MDA Muscle Team

Jockeys Ramon Dominguez and Maylan Studart will be among the Metro-New York athletes participating on the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) 2013 Muscle Team for the 16th Annual Muscle Team® Gala & Benefit Auction scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

 
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Dec 26, 2012 06:08 PM

Saratoga Snacks Scores First Stakes Win in Alex M. Robb

Favored Saratoga Snacks scored his first stakes victory Wednesday at Aqueduct Racetrack, leading every step to beat Socialsaul by a length in the $75,000 Alex M. Robb for New York-breds.

 
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Dec 15, 2012 06:42 PM

Saginaw Scores 10th Win of 2012 In Gravesend

Saginaw reaffirmed his status as the winningest horse in New York this year on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, outdueling Royal Currier through the stretch to take the 54th running of the Gravesend Handicap and notch his 10th victory of 2012.

 
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NYRA to Offer New Year’s Day Calendar Promotion at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Café

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer 2013 calendars for $2 on New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Belmont Café.

 
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Dec 12, 2012 06:01 PM

NYRA Reorganization Board Holds Inaugural Meeting

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors held its inaugural meeting in Manhattan today, officially ushering in a new era of leadership, accountability and transparency for the operator of three of New York’s Thoroughbred racetracks.

 
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Dec 12, 2012 09:56 AM

NYRA Announces 2013 Stakes Through Belmont Spring/Summer Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board has approved and released the stakes schedules for Aqueduct Racetrack’s 2013 winter/spring meet and Belmont Park’s 2013 spring/summer meet, with the anticipated calendar for the remainder of the year released pending board approval.

 
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Dec 09, 2012 06:31 PM

‘Bert’ Bests ‘llama’ in Damon Runyon; ‘Kelli’ Easily Wins East View

Smooth Bert made a late charge to defeat Notacatbutallama in the $80,000 Damon Runyon, and Kelli Got Frosty proved much the best in the $80,000 East View on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Dec 09, 2012 05:52 PM

Dominguez, Jacobson, Drawing Away Take Aqueduct Fall Meet Titles

Ramon Dominguez and David Jacobson continued their strong 2012 seasons by respectively winning the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet jockey and trainer titles.

 
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Nov 24, 2012 06:33 PM

Unlimited Budget, Overanalyze Sweep Big A’s Juvenile Stakes for Repole, Pletcher

An extraordinary afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack for owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher began when Unlimited Budget wired the field to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle and Overanalyze nosed out Normandy Invasion in the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen on Saturday.

 
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Nov 24, 2012 06:20 PM

Dance Card Waltzes To Victory In Grade 1 Gazelle; Dominguez Wins Five On Heineken Holidayfest Card

Favored Dance Card lived up to her billing and won the first Grade 1 race of her young career, scoring gate-to-wire in the 117th running of the $350,000 Gazelle for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack.​

 
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Nov 24, 2012 05:44 PM

Stay Thirsty Concludes Most Interesting Career With Gritty Cigar Mile Win

Stay Thirsty made the most of his final career start, surging late to defeat favored filly Groupie Doll by a nose and win the 24th edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 24, 2012 09:42 AM

Jersey Town Scratched From Cigar Mile, Retired

Jersey Town has been retired after being scratched from today’s Grade 1, $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap with a fever, according to trainer Barclay Tagg.

 
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Nov 23, 2012 05:44 PM

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. Bruises Back in Friday Fall at Aqueduct

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., who fell from his mount during Friday’s eighth race at Aqueduct, sustained a bruised lower back and will remain at Jamaica Hospital overnight for observation. Diagnostic tests showed no fractures.

 
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Nov 23, 2012 10:53 AM

Handle Up At Belmont Fall Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) posted an 11.5 percent gain in total handle during the recently concluded Belmont Park fall meet, with additional increases in NYRA Rewards account wagering and wagering on NYRA races.

 
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Nov 23, 2012 05:47 AM

Nefertini The Toast Of Go For Wand; $109K Pick 6 Carryover Into Cigar Mile Day

Nefertini prevailed at 9-1 in the Grade 2, $200,000 Go for Wand Handicap on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, helping set up a $109,248 Pick 6 carryover into Saturday’s Heineken Holidayfest card

 
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Nov 22, 2012 04:55 AM

Caixa Eletronica Ko’s Foes In G3 Fall Highweight

Caixa Eletronica pounced on pace-setting favorite This Ones for Phil in the stretch and went on to a four-length victory in Thursday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, Aqueduct Racetrack’s traditional Thanksgiving Day feature.

 
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Nov 18, 2012 06:02 AM

Edmund Teicht Captures Aqueduct Handicapping Challenge

Edmund Teicht of Englewood Cliffs, N.J. topped 223 other players and took home the $37,500 first prize in the 2012 Fall Handicapping Challenge this weekend at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 
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Nov 04, 2012 09:55 AM

New York Was Path To Victory For Many In Breeders’ Cup

New York was the steppingstone to Breeders’ Cup victory for an elite group of thoroughbreds including Classic winner Fort Larned

 
 
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