Linda Rice

Holiday Disguise Seeking Third Stakes Win Of 2019 In Union Avenue

Lady Sheila Stable’s Holiday Disguise has bested her New York-bred counterparts in stakes company twice this year and will look to replicate that feat when she tackles an eight-horse field in Thursday’s $100,000 Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course. The Linda Rice-trained Harlan’s Holiday mare enters the 6 ½-furlong main track event for fillies and […]

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39-1 Longshot Triggers $75,727 Pick 6 Carryover For Wednesday At Saratoga

Triggered by 39-1 Heartstring’s come-from-behind win in the 12th-race finale, Wednesday’s Pick 6 will be boosted by a $75,727.22 carryover as the multi-race wager went unsolved on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. New and Improved started the sequence by capturing Race 7 for trainer Chad Brown. Ridden by Hall of Famer Javier Castellano, New and […]

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Montauk Daddy First North American Winner For Daddy Long Legs

Taylor Made Stallions’ Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Linda Rice, Montauk Daddy shot to the front shortly after the start of the six-furlong turf test. He shrugged off early pace […]

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Brown Labor Investigation One In A Series Of Probes By Department Of Labor

The $1.6 million settlement multiple Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown has been ordered to pay for federal labor law violations and back wages left racing fans and legal experts alike shocked a few weeks ago. New York trainers now say he’s not the only one facing scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Labor. Fellow conditioners […]

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Linda Rice, Jose Ortiz Score Big Apple Showcase Day Triple

Trainer Linda Rice and jockey Jose Ortiz featured prominently on the New York Racing Association’s Big Apple Showcase Day with three wins each, including a pair of stakes wins, on the Memorial Day holiday card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 11-race all New York-bred slate included six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, […]

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Rice Looking To Continue Winter Momentum Into Belmont Spring/Summer Meet

After capturing the Aqueduct Winter Meet in March, conditioner Linda Rice has kept her good momentum going since ending the two-week Aqueduct spring meet with six wins and has started the Belmont spring/summer meet with seven wins from 33 starts. Among the standouts from her barn at Belmont so far has been 4-year-old colt Nicodemus for owners […]

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Lezcano Wins Five, Rice Four On Saturday At Belmont

Jockey Jose Lezcano rocketed up the Belmont spring/summer leaderboard with a five-win day Saturday, earning a trip to the winner’s circle aboard Special Story in Race 1, Mr. Dougie Fresh in Race 6, a dead-heat victory aboard Invest in Race 8, Big Gemmy (Race 9) and capping the day with First Forever in the 12th-race […]

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Luzzi Celebrates First Stakes Win In Five Years With Nicodemus In Westchester

Nicodemus overcame Stan the Man in a stirring stretch duel to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester at Belmont Park. Trained by Linda Rice for Everything’s Cricket Racing and Lawrence Goichman, Nicodemus arrived at the one-mile test over a sloppy and sealed Belmont main track from a rallying fourth in the nine-furlong Grade 3 Excelsior […]

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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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Aqueduct: Four Stakes Wins Crown Rice Leading Trainer, Franco Bags Third NYRA Title

Trainer Linda Rice (45 wins) won her first NYRA meet title since 2017, jockey Manny Franco paced all riders with 98 victories and Michael Dubb led all owners with 15 wins for the winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that spanned December 7, 2018 to March 31. Rice tallied five more wins than second-place trainer Rudy […]

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