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Collmus Out As NYRA Announcer, Imbriale Takes The Mic Full-Time

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has appointed John Imbriale to the position of race caller and track announcer. In this role, Imbriale becomes the voice of NYRA at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. Imbriale succeeds Larry Collmus and follows a long line of legendary New York announcers, including Tom Durkin, […]

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Woodbine Stakes Winner Vanzzy Will Ship To Aqueduct For Withers

Vanzzy, trained by Michael Pino for Smart Angle, will enter Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Withers off of a driving half-length score in the Display at Woodbine Racetrack. The Verrazano bay breezed a half-mile in 49.27 seconds on January 24 on the Parx main track in his third breeze back following the two-turn score over the Woodbine […]

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Queen’s Plate Bound? Summers Sends Out Undefeated Filly Truth Hurts In Sunday’s Busanda

Chad Summers and J Stables’ undefeated Truth Hurts will make her stakes debut in the $100,000 Busanda on Sunday at the Big A, a key stepping stone towards the Kentucky Oaks. The talented Ontario-bred Summers trainee will also be nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which features the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks on June 6 and […]

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Gotham Will Be The Target For ‘Improving’ Maiden Winner War Stopper

Salerno Stables’ War Stopper could parlay a maiden-breaking victory at fourth asking on January 11 at Aqueduct into his stakes debut, with trainer Rudy Rodriguez saying the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham on March 7 could be the next target. War Stopper, who finished out of the money on turf in his first two starts, ran […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Upgraded To ‘Tentative’ For Saturday’s Jazil

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes-winner Sir Winston will seek his first triumph since the “Test of the Champion” in Saturday’s $100,000 Jazil at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sir Winston, a 4-year-old Awesome Again chestnut trained by Mark Casse, finished off-the-board on December 28 in the Woodchopper over a yielding Fair Grounds turf when making his first […]

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Saguaro Row Proves Deserving Favorite In Interborough

Saguaro Row continued her successful stint at Aqueduct Racetrack, relishing a cutback in distance with a patient trip before a strong closing kick to win the 99th running of the $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on a special Monday holiday card. Saguaro Row, owned by Newtown Anner Stud Farm and breeder […]

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NYRA-Hosted Cross Country Pick 5 Returns February 1

The New York path to the Kentucky Derby trail continues on February 1 at the Big A with the 140th renewal of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, which offers 10-4-2-1 qualifying points to the top-four finishers. The Saturday, February 1 card will also feature the return of the popular Cross Country Pick 5, which in […]

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Pegasus Turf: Albertrani Says Sadler’s Joy Is ‘Up For The Challenge’

Trainer Tom Albertrani said he’s been pleased with the progress of his stakes-contender contingent training at Palm Meadows in Florida, with four-time graded stakes-winner Sadler’s Joy remaining on target for the Grade 1, $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf on January 25 at Gulfstream Park. Owned by Woodslane Farm, Sadler’s Joy has been steadily working […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Developing Very Nicely,’ Works At Gulfstream Toward Holy Bull

New York-based jockey Manny Franco was in Florida on Sunday morning to guide Sackatoga Stable’s New York-bred Grade 1-winner Tiz the Law through a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.55 on the Gulfstream Park main track. Franco returned to New York in time to guide Doll to victory in Sunday’s opening race at the Big A. Tiz […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston ’50-50′ For Jazil Due To Tender Hoof

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston, who was expected to make his first start since finishing 12th in the Woodchopper on December 28 at Fair Grounds, was downgraded from probable to possible for the $100,000 Jazil on January 25 at Aqueduct according to trainer Mark Casse. Casse said […]

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