Linda Rice

Report: Hearing For Trainer Linda Rice Postponed Again

A hearing to determine whether the New York State Gaming Commission will take action against top trainer Linda Rice has been postponed for a third time, according to the Daily Racing Form. The hearing, which is projected to take four days, will now begin in late March. The commission will hear evidence on whether Rice […]

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Rice To Saddle Montauk Traffic In Gotham, Max Player In Wood Memorial

Chris Fountoukis’ Montauk Traffic navigated the course with aplomb, rallying from last-of-seven to win Saturday’s $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield for 3-year-olds by 1 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct. The morning after the Cross Traffic sophomore colt notched his second consecutive win in three total starts and earned an 80 Beyer Speed Figure, trainer Linda Rice said everything […]

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Montauk Traffic Makes His Case For Gotham Try With Last-To-First Jimmy Winkfield Victory

Chris Fountoukis’ Montauk Traffic gave trainer Linda Rice her third stakes triumph of the meet when making a furious last-to-first rally to take Saturday’s $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield at Aqueduct Racetrack. Montauk Traffic, a gray son of third-crop sire Cross Traffic, arrived at the seven-furlong event for sophomores off a 4 ½-length graduation at second asking […]

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Withers Winner Max Player Will Train Up To Wood Memorial

George Hall’s Max Player, trained by Linda Rice and patiently piloted by Dylan Davis, proved resilient in overcoming a difficult trip to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Withers at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent to post at odds of 5-1, Max Player was in tight and on the heels of Mr. Shortandsimple taking significant kickback into the […]

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Linda Rice Gets 2,000th Career Win In Rego Park Stakes At Aqueduct

Trainer Linda Rice secured her 2,000th career win when Alpha Delta Stables homebred Scilly Cay rolled to victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Rego Park at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. Rice, who leads all trainers at the Big A Winter meet with 23 wins, joined Kim Hammond (2,280) and Kathleen O’Connell (2,127) as the only […]

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Chad Brown, Manny Franco Repeat Year-End NYRA Titles

Trainer Chad Brown notched his fifth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco won his second consecutive riding crown, and Klaravich Stables led all owners on the circuit as racing concluded for 2019 following Tuesday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Brown, who has won three consecutive Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Trainer from […]

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Midnight Disguise Retired, To Be Bred To Constitution

Midnight Disguise, a three-time stakes-winning New York-bred, has been retired from racing and will be bred to WinStar Farm stallion Constitution for the 2020 breeding season, according to the social media accounts of owner and breeder Stepwise Farm. The 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly retires with five wins in 14 starts for earnings of $449,960. Owned […]

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Grade 1 Winner Voodoo Song Transferred To Richard Mandella

Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song has been transferred from trainer Linda Rice in New York to the barn of Richard Mandella in Southern California, reports drf.com. The 5-year-old son of English Channel is a homebred for owner Barry Schwartz, who also has a home in Santa Barbara. Voodoo Song first made noise with four consecutive victories […]

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$1 Million In Wages Recovered On Behalf Of New York Backstretch Workers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recovery of approximately $1 million in stolen wages, damages and penalties on behalf of nearly 350 workers following New York State Department of Labor investigations of backstretch employers at racetracks in New York State. “We have zero tolerance for wage theft and will hold accountable any employer who unlawfully […]

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