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Owner Michael Dubb and trainers David Jacobson and Gustavo Rodriguez each won two races with jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. securing a riding hat trick on Saturday in the inaugural New York Claiming Championships. The day featured 10 stakes races worth $710,000 for claiming horses at Aqueduct Racetrack.
A $400 buy-in, live-money handicapping tournament will accompany the return of Grade 1 racing in New York, when the $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial takes center stage on April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained North Slope will go in search of back-to-back victories at Aqueduct Racetrack when he contests Sunday's $100,000 Stymie at 1 1/8 miles for older horses.
Based on the most reliable weather data which forecasts significant, accumulating snowfall on Friday, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Friday, March 20.
Jockeys, trainers, racing officials and employees of the New York Racing Association gathered this afternoon to remember the life of Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, who passed away yesterday at the age of 85.
Ten stakes races worth a total of $710,000 comprise Saturday's card at Aqueduct Racetrack, with 89 horses participating in the inaugural New York Claiming Championship, designed to highlight the sport's unsung heroes.
Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, who trained hundreds of stakes winners on the New York Racing Association circuit and engineered some of the biggest upsets in racing history, died late Wednesday afternoon in a South Florida hospital after a brief illness. He was 85.
Coming off a tough beat in a photo finish in the Ruthless Stakes, Noble and a Beauty left nothing to chance in the $100,000 Cicada on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, drawing off to win the six-furlong dash for 3-year-old fillies by eight widening lengths.
One day shy of a full year since her last appearance at the racetrack, Mamdooha made her return off the lengthy layoff a winning one, capturing her fifth straight victory in the 75th running of the $100,000 Correction on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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