Linda Rice

Max Player In A Holding Pattern; Rice ‘Anxious To Hear Of Adjustments’ To 3-Year-Old Races

Trainer Linda Rice said she is continuing to play the waiting game with promising sophomores Max Player and Montauk Traffic amid the uncertainty around the upcoming national stakes schedule due to circumstances regarding the coronavirus. Owned by George E. Hall, Rice said the Grade 3 Withers winner Max Player was pointing to the Grade 2, […]

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Rice Pleased That Max Player Will Have ‘More Time To Mature’ Before September Derby

Trainer Linda Rice maintains a bustling barn of 55 horses on the Belmont backstretch and has had a number of stable stars on the work tab over the past week, including Grade 3 Withers champ Max Player. Owned by George E. Hall, Max Player had been targeting the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by […]

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NYTHA’s Empire Racing Club Celebrates First Win With Now And Again

The Empire Racing Club, an initiative launched in 2019 by the New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association (NYTHA) to introduce fans to horse ownership, celebrated their first victory on Sunday with 3-year-old New York-bred Now and Again at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Linda Rice, Now and Again broke his maiden with a two-length victory under winter […]

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Rice Sending Two To Gotham, Also Preparing La Verdad’s Daughter For Debut

Winter meet leading trainer Linda Rice is enjoying a solid campaign with three stakes wins at the Big A, including a milestone triumph with Scilly Cay in the Rego Park providing her with a 2,000th career win. The NYRA mainstay will attempt to build on that success with a plethora of contenders in upcoming Big […]

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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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Max Player Rolls By Late For Withers Upset

Making his first start in stakes company, George Hall’s Max Player got rolling late in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Withers Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of Honor Code was sent off at 5-1 odds off a 4 1/4-length maiden win at Parx, but he easily ran down 9-5 favorite […]

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