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Empire Dreams outkicked a game Saratoga Snacks in a furious drive to the wire to win the 37th running of the $100,000 Alex M. Robb for New York-breds on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The Kentucky Derby trail will officially get underway in New York on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack when a field of nine 3-year-olds will line up for the Grade 3, $200,000 Jerome at a mile and 70 yards on the inner track.
Newly minted 3-year-olds will get the chance to ring in the New Year on a winning note in Friday's $125,000 Lost in the Fog, the holiday feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and MSG Networks (MSGN) have announced a multi-year agreement that will focus on live programming from Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.
New York-bred veteran Big Business will aim to close out the year on a high note as he pursues back-to-back victories in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb at 1 1/16 miles on the inner track on Thursday, the final stakes race of 2015 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Heavily favored Sudden Surprise picked up the fourth stakes victory of his career on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, leading from start to finish to win the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series.
Green Gratto picked up his second straight stakes victory at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday afternoon, taking the lead out of the gate and going on to post a 5 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Gravesend.
American Pharoah's sweep of horse racing's Triple Crown, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the 147th edition of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes that ended a 37-year drought, was honored on Thursday as the "Sports Story of the Year" by The Associated Press.
Two stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday offer 21 colts and fillies the opportunity to close out their juvenile campaigns on a winning note in the $100,000 East View for New York-bred fillies and the $150,000 Great White Way Division of the New York Stallion Series.
Saturday's $100,000 Gravesend for 3-year-olds and up will feature a rematch between the top three finishers of the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap run on Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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