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NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5 Picks Up Quartet Of Turf Races From Penn Mile Day

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 1, featuring a scheduled all-turf sequence with stakes action from Belmont Park and from Penn National in Grantville, Pa. The Cross Country Pick 5 action kicks off at Belmont Park in Race 8, at 5:18 p.m., where a field […]

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$87,484 Pick 6 Carryover Spices Saturday’s Man o’ War Racing Festival At Belmont

The Man o’ War Racing Festival card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., became even more enticing when 13-1 longshot Majid (No. 2, $28.20) upset Friday’s feature in Race 8, triggering a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $87,484. Saturday’s Pick 6 sequence includes three graded stakes: the Grade 3, $200,000 Beaugay; the $150,000 Runhappy; and […]

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Robert Bruce Leads Chad Brown Trio In Fort Marcy At Belmont Park

After kicking off opening week with two victories and one second-place finish from nine starts, defending Belmont Park spring/summer meet leading trainer Chad Brown will look to sustain momentum entering a talented trio in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Fort Marcy for 4-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at the Elmont, […]

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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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