National Hockey League

‘The Nuge’: NHL Co-Owner Celebrates Stakes Win At Hastings

It was another CTHS Sales Stakes ‘game day’ under the lights Friday at Hastings Racecourse and for a short time Ryan Nugent-Hopkins appeared to be on his way to first star status, something hardly new to him as a key player with the NHL Edmonton Oilers. The Burnaby-born Nugent-Hopkins was the center of attention in […]

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Belmont: Request For Development Proposals Approved By New York Franchise Oversight Board

An official request for proposals is expected to be issued in the coming days, but the New York Franchise Oversight Board has given its approval to release the RFP for development of up to 43 acres of Belmont Park, according to bloodhorse.com. Specifically, the areas in question include a 28-acre overflow parking lot and an eight-acre […]

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Ice, Ice Baby: NY Islanders Eyeing Plans To Build New Arena At Belmont Park

The National Hockey League’s New York Islanders are in the process of submitting a bid to the state in the hopes of building a new arena at Belmont Park. Newsday reports that the proposal was confirmed on Friday by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who also indicated that the Islanders were also considering land next to Citi Field in Willets […]

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‘I Like To Watch My Horses Race’: NHL Star Enjoys Involvement In Racing Industry

This weekend, Erik Johnson will be in attendance at Arapahoe Park to watch Crosscheck Carlos, a 2-year-old colt that he owns, run in the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity. Johnson may be asked for his autograph a few times that day, since it’s very likely that several racing fans in the Aurora, Colorado, area are also hockey fans. Johnson […]

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Special Motivation: Stanley Cup Trophy To Be Placed In Nyquist’s Barn Derby Day

Undefeated champion Nyquist will have a special visitor on Derby Day. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Stanley Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Nyquist’s barn early Saturday morning in the hopes of “inspiring” the colt. Nyquist is named for Gustav Nyquist, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. Nyquist’s owner, J. […]

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Owner-Breeder Eugene Melnyk In Need Of Liver Transplant

Eugene Melnyk, who in June 2014 announced his retirement from the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry, is suffering from liver-related complications and is in need of a liver transplant, according to a statement from the Ottawa Senators, a National Hockey League team owned by Melynk. The Senators, in a May 14 statement published on the […]

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Genaro: Racing should emulate new NHL feature

At her Brooklyn Backstretch blog, Teresa Genaro discusses a move by the NHL to more openly communicate the reasons behind suspensions for blows to the head in games.  The league’s new Senior Vice President of Player Safety, former hockey star Brendan Shanahan, is featured in video explanations of the incidents.  Genaro says while the New […]

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