For brothers Jose and Irad Ortiz, Jr., battles are a daily occurrence. When the two are not squaring off in the latest video game, they are both at the track vying with many of the best jockeys on the New York Racing Association circuit in a test of wills to see who gets to the finish line first.
A talented quintuplet of 3-year-old sprinters headed by Majestic Affair will vie to win the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes on Friday, January 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
NYRA has announced new criteria for workouts that will go into effect on Sunday, Jan. 28 for all 2015 NYRA race meets, mandating a minimum number of official, recorded workouts, as well as minimum distances, for various types of horses.
Longtime thoroughbred owner and breeder Donald Newman, of Roslyn, N.Y., died on December 23 after a brief illness. He was 85.
New Year's Day at Aqueduct Racetrack will feature the $100,000 Affectionately at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up, which drew a graded stakes caliber field led by multiple Grade 1 winner Belle Gallantey.
The final stakes race for 2014 at Aqueduct Racetrack, the $100,000 Alex M. Robb for New York-breds on Wednesday, December 31, features a formidable field of contenders looking for one last win before the New Year.
Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course this summer, with the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney.
Twin NYSS stakes races highlight Sunday's card at Aqueduct Racetrack, where Disco Partner will look to remain unbeaten in the Great White Way, and The Lewis Dinner will go for her third straight win in the Fifth Avenue.
Multiple graded stakes winner Salutos Amigos stalked the early pace and made a daring move along the rail to win the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap by a widening 2 ½ lengths on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The New York Racing Association today released its stakes schedule for the 2015 spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, featuring 60 stakes races worth $18.55 million throughout the course of the 59-day meet.
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