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‘You Need That Extra Money’: Baker Stable Cashing In On NYRA’s Starter Loyalty Program

New York-based trainer Charlie Baker stamped an emphatic week with three victories from horses who earned bonuses as part of the New York Racing Association’s (NYRA) innovative Starter Loyalty Program during the week of racing from Feb. 7-10 at Aqueduct racetrack. Baker was one of 11 conditioners to saddle a Starter Loyalty Program winner last […]

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Jimmy Winkfield: Haikal Scores Black Type In Stakes Debut

Making his stakes debut in only his third career start, Shadwell Stable’s Haikal, under a confident ride from jockey Rajiv Maragh, found an opening along the rail in the final furlong, overtaking rivals Joevia and Tikhvin Flew to win the 35th running of the $150,000 Jimmy Winkfield on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as […]

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Friday’s NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, Pick 6 Both Have Carryovers At Aqueduct

On Thursday, the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, which covers the last five races of every card of live racing at NYRA tracks and available exclusively to NYRA Bets members across the country, went unsolved, triggering a carryover of $30,190. The Pick 6 sequence also went unsolved, leading to a single-day carryover of $12,649 when […]

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Go For Wand: Marley’s Freedom Tries To Bounce Back From Breeders’ Cup Defeat

Set to make her first start since finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 3 at Churchill Downs, Cicero Farms’ multiple graded stakes winner Marley’s Freedom will headline a field of eight in the 79th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand for fillies and mares […]

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$50,898 Pick 6 Carryover At Aqueduct On Sunday

The Pick 6 sequence went unsolved for a second straight day Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, resulting in a double carryover of $50,898 heading into Sunday’s card. Saturday’s Pick 6 sequence began in Race 4 with post-time favorite Le General (No. 9, $2.90) winning, followed by favorite Electric Forest (No. 2, $3.80) in Race 5, and […]

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Apprentice Jockey Hernandez Scores First Winner At Aqueduct

Jockey Benjamin Hernandez earned his first career win in the continental United States in the second race on Wednesday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York, piloting Alright Alright [No. 5, $10.20] to victory for trainer John Toscano. The winner carried 110 pounds, with Hernandez getting a 10-pound weight break as an apprentice rider. “It’s […]

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Vekoma Takes Nashua For Weaver; Remsen Could Be Next

Making his graded stakes debut after impressively breaking his maiden on September 23 at Belmont Park, Vekoma stamped himself as a juvenile to watch besting a talented field of six to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Nashua on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly from post 5 as the 2-1 favorite with Manny Franco aboard, […]

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Forty Under Gets Up Late In Pilgrim

Making his graded stakes debut after breaking his maiden on the turf at Saratoga Race Course, August Dawn Farm’s Forty Under closed late in the stretch to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 2 with Manny Franco aboard, Forty Under stalked comfortably along the rail in fifth-position […]

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With Anticipation Winner Opry Leads Pilgrim Field At Belmont

Set to make his first start since winning the Grade 3 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course, Opry will headline a field of 11 in the 40th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim for juveniles going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf Saturday at Belmont Park. One of four graded stakes races on […]

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NYRA Announces $1 Million Single-Ticket Pick 5 Payout On Travers Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a special Travers Day $1 million single-ticket payout for the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5. Available exclusively to NYRA Bets members across the country, the enhanced payout is triggered if an existing account holder is the sole winner of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5. The […]

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