Edited Press Release

Aqueduct: High Winds Force Cancellation Of Wednesday Card

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Wednesday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open for simulcasting. Online wagering is also available at NYRABets.com. Belmont Cafe will be closed. Live racing […]

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Catholic Boy Heads To Florida For The Winter; Kentucky Oaks The Goal For Wonder Gadot

One day after winning his debut on dirt in capturing the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct Racetrack, Catholic Boy was in good shape as he awaits his return to Florida, trainer Jonathan Thomas said. Catholic Boy, who had won his first two races on grass before finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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Sharp Azteca Exits Cigar Mile In Good Shape; Connections Considering Start In Pegasus World Cup

Ivan Rodriguez’s Sharp Azteca is no worse for wear Sunday morning following his first career Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct Racetrack, trainer Jorge Navarro said by phone from his Florida training base. Navarro noted that the 4-year-old colt by Freud suffered a superficial laceration on […]

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Aqueduct: Strong Handle Signals Positive Changes For Cigar Mile Day

A strong Cigar Mile Day card, highlighted by Sharp Azteca’s victory in the 29th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $13,545,188, marking an 11.8 percent increase over 2016’s Cigar Mile Day, which was contested one week earlier. For the first time, NYRA moved the […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Gabby Gaudet

Gabby Gaudet, racing analyst for NYRA TV, is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Gaudet joined Serling on the eve of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack for a discussion on Gaudet’s year with NYRA TV, including her work on Saratoga Liveand expanded role with the broadcast team for […]

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Cigar Mile Longshots: Beasley ‘Stepping Up,’ Summer Revolution Should Like Distance

Lee Lewis and Mark Grier’s talented Beasley, a strong third last time out in the Grade 3 Bold Ruler, will wade into much deeper waters in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack. The race will be the first Grade 1 and the fourth start in the second-half of the season for Beasley, a 3-year-old colt by […]

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Tom’s Ready ‘Loves New York,’ Gets Mike Smith For Cigar Mile

G M B Racing’s Tom’s Ready is set for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Dallas Stewart said Friday morning. The multiple graded stakes winner by More Than Ready has been at Belmont Park since Sunday as he prepares for his seventh career Grade 1 start and his first […]

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Racing For A Great Cause: Toys For Tots Returns To Aqueduct On Cigar Mile Day

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) is pleased to announce the return of its annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation weekend of giving at Aqueduct Racetrack on Cigar Mile Day, Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. A holiday tradition at Aqueduct, Toys for Tots will collect new, unwrapped toys, cash contributions, and […]

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Wednesday’s Card At Aqueduct Features Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $88,282

The Pick 6 went unsolved for a second straight day on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack, triggering a two-day carryover of $88,282 intoWednesday’s card. The sequence kicked off with Favorable Outcome ($5.90) winning Race 4, followed by Empressof the Nile ($10.40) capturing Race 5. Stormy Justin continued the trend of non-favorites finding the winner’s circle, posting a win in […]

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Cigar Mile: Castellano To Partner With Sharp Azteca, ‘Versatile’ Neolithic Gearing Up

Gelfenstein Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Azteca turned in a six-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West, his final work ahead of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, December 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Expected to ride Sharp Azteca for the first time in the Cigar Mile, […]

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