With less than a month remaining in 2014, trainer Chad Brown is well on his way to the most successful year in his young career, continuing a rapid ascent to training's elite that began in 2007.
Coming off just 8 days rest, Willet will once again attempt to win her first stakes race of 2014 in the $100,000 Garland of Roses for fillies & mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The New York Racing Association will conclude the year with its first operating budget surplus in 13 years, Chief Executive Officer and President Christopher Kay announced at this morning's public Board of Directors meeting in Midtown Manhattan.
In partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, thoroughbred owner Harold Lerner, trainer Gary Contessa, and NYRA will host its annual "Toys for Tots" campaign on December 6 and 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The stakes schedule for the 2015 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack to include 23 stakes worth more than $3 million as well as the inaugural running of the New York Claiming Championship Series.
The Cigar Mile Live Handicapping Contest has concluded and handicapper, Nick Fazzolagi, came out with the day's largest win. Fazzolagi stated, "I figured why not play two speed horses? That's what I did, and it was over from there."
Stretch-out sprinter Private Zone rocketed to the front and never looked back in the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, besting a star-studded group of older horses by five lengths.
A pair of promising 2-year-olds posted impressive front-running stakes victories on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, with Condo Commando cruising to an eye-popping 11 ½-length win and Leave the Light On scoring by a half-length.
Snowbell took an uncontested lead and went gate-to-wire in the Grade 3, $400,000 Comely Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Classic Point won the bob and the money in the Grade 3, $300,000 Go For Wand Handicap on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack in a desperate finish over 2-1 favorite Princess Violet.
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