When trainer David Jacobson elected to run Salutos Amigos in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park, it seemed the Breeders' Cup Sprint, for which he was pre-entered, was no longer a possibility.
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.
Chad Brown, who entered the weekend atop Belmont Park's trainer standings, looks to close out a successful fall meet on Sunday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap, the final stakes before racing moves to Aqueduct Racetrack.
Grade 2 Kelso Handicap runner-up River Rocks will seek his first career graded stakes victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Wearing a set of blinkers belonging to his multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate, Wicked Strong, Effinex outdueled So Lonesome in a fierce battle to the wire for an upset Saturday's $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, the centerpiece of Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association today expressed its enthusiastic support of the New York State Gaming Commission’s proposed rules which establish threshold limits for 24 therapeutic medications present in a horse on race-day and the restriction of three corticosteroids to joint injections only.
Utilizing the latest, most-cutting edge technology to further enhance the overall experience for horseplayers and racing fans alike, the New York Racing Association announced that starting tomorrow morning, visitors to NYRA.com will be offered a special, two-day sneak preview of new, HD video capabilities.
More than 100 New York-breds will gather for a unique 11-race card at Belmont Park to celebrate the best of New York for the annual Empire Showcase Day.
Lady Lara, making her first start in the United States for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, put in a determined late run down the middle of the stretch to capture Monday's 22nd edition of the $200,000 Pebbles at Belmont Park.
La Tia turned her first trip to New York into a winning one, grabbing the lead right at the start and holding on for a narrow victory in the 37th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia on Sunday at Belmont Park.
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