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Franco Notches Third Consecutive NYRA Title At Aqueduct Spring Meet

Jockey Manny Franco won his third consecutive individual meet title, Rudy Rodriguez held on for the training crown and Repole Stable, Drawing Stable and Klaravich Stable each notched four wins to lead all owners for the 12-day spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that concluded with Saturday’s Closing Day. The meet, which started April 5 and […]

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Funny Guy Laughs Last In NYSS Times Square

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy prevailed in a stirring stretch duel with Blindwillie McTell to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Times Square division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes in the final race of the Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet. Dismissed at odds of 13-1 in the 6 1/2-furlong main-track sprint […]

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Newly Minted Now A Stakes Winner In NYSS Park Avenue

Making her stakes debut in her second career start, Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Newly Minted bested a field of nine to win the $200,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes Park Avenue division for eligible New York-sired 3-year-old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as the 3-2 mutuel favorite […]

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Clint Maroon All The Way In Woodhaven

St. Elias Stables’ Clint Maroon set a moderate tempo en route to a gate-to-wire win in Saturday’s $100,000 Woodhaven, a 1/16-mile turf test for sophomores on Closing Day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the gelded son of Oasis Dream broke sharply under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and set a leisurely opening quarter of […]

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Pat On The Back Seeks Sixth Stakes Win In Friday’s Affirmed Success

Stakes action at Belmont Park gets started on Opening Day, Friday April 26, when eight New York-breds will assemble for the $100,000 Affirmed Success over the main track. Making his 2019 debut in the six-furlong sprint is Pat On the Back, who won the Empire Classic over the Belmont Park main track two starts back. […]

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Franco Will Be ‘More Relaxed’ In Second Derby Aboard Spinoff

At the very least, Kentucky Derby time will bolster jockey Manny Franco’s airline rewards account. The 24-year-old picked up the mount on the Todd Pletcher-trained Spinoff, who is pointing towards the “Run for the Roses” on May 4 at Churchill Downs. After riding a full card Thursday at Aqueduct, Franco traveled to the Sunshine State […]

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Haikal Has ‘Answered All The Questions’ For Jockey Rajiv Maragh

With weather calling for a good chance of rain in the Elmont area this Easter weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin altered the work pattern for Shadwell Farm’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Haikal, breezing the graded stakes winning son of Daaher on Friday morning. Haikal took to the Belmont Park main track at 9:30 a.m. to record his […]

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Feel Glorious Last-To-First In Memories Of Silver

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Tango Uniform Racing’s Feel Glorious rallied last to first to capture the $100,000 Memories of Silver for sophomore fillies on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Christophe Clement, the daughter of Bated Breath settled at the back of the pack under Eric Cancel as La Feve carved out the early fractions […]

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Eyeinthesky Goes Well Clear In Foggy Mizdirection Stakes

Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky provided jockey Manny Franco his fourth win on the card with a dominant front-running effort in a foggy renewal of the $100,000 Mizdirection for sophomore fillies on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the Sky Mesa bay arrived at the six-furlong sprint over an outer turf course rated ‘good’ off […]

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Plenty Of Grace Stakes: ‘Everything Went Perfect’ In Fifty Five’s Seasonal Debut

Peter Brant’s Fifty Five started her 2019 campaign in the same victorious fashion in which she ended 2018, surging in the stretch to overtake pacesetter Coffee Crush and outkicking Conquest Hardcandy to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Plenty of Grace by 1 3/4 lengths on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Fifty Five, making her […]

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