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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2013 Travers Celebration committee today announced that the 13th edition of the event matched an all-time record high in generating $120,000 for its beneficiaries: the Backstretch Employee Service Team, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Times Union Hope Fund.
The recently built Whitney viewing stand at the Oklahoma Training Tack in Saratoga Springs will stay open every weekend until Nov. 10, according to a news release.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) released handle and attendance figures today for the recently concluded Saratoga Race Course meeting.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey set a record for victories by an owner at Saratoga Race Course, with trainer Todd Pletcher taking his fourth consecutive training title and Javier Castellano earning his first riding title at the conclusion of a celebratory 150th anniversary meet on Monday, September 2.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas celebrated his 78th birthday in style on Monday, watching Strong Mandate stroll to a 9 ¾-length victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hopeful, the featured race on closing day at Saratoga Race Course.
The fifth race at Saratoga Race Course on Monday resulted in a rare double dead heat when the first two horses finished on even terms and the next two horses also arrived at the wire together.
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