New York Racing Association

UPDATED: Hantavirus Ruled Out As Cause Of Belmont Stable Employee’s Death

The New York State Department of Health on Saturday announced that confirmatory testing of clinical specimens from a recently-deceased Belmont Park backstretch worker sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention returned a negative result for hantavirus. The samples were sent to the CDC for confirmation, per Department protocol, following a positive result […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover To Offer Extra Award For New York-Breds

The Retired Racehorse Project announced today that a new special award will be offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, taking place Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, New York Racing Association, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. are jointly sponsoring the $5,000 Empire State Success Story Award, which will go […]

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Hayward: Stewards’ Response To Belmont Controversy An ‘Absolute Outrage’

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, former NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward weighs in on the questionable tactics employed by jockeys in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Hayward first notes that last year, New York stewards chose to prevent owner Ron Paolucci from entering a “rabbit” in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, with steward Stephen […]

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Caroline Wilson Takes Down First NYRA Belmont Sweepstakes

More than 90,000 people at Belmont Park and millions watching around the world were captivated by Justify as he entered the gate looking to make history in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9. Justify’s bid to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner […]

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Belmont Park Stable Employee Stabbed To Death Sunday Morning

A stable employee at Belmont Park was stabbed to death on Sunday morning, according to drf.com. Maria Larin was walking a horse for trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal in barn 61, when a man believed to be her estranged ex-husband attacked her. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but was run down by stable employees and a NYRA security […]

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Prat Poised To Take Santa Anita Riding Title, Then Head To New York

One of the nation’s leading trainers has called Flavien Prat a difference maker, as in difference maker when it comes to winning or losing a race. That’s a supreme but deserved compliment for the 25-year-old Frenchman, currently poised to win Santa Anita’s Spring Meet riding title, as he leads co-runners-up Joe Talamo and Geovanni Franco, […]

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Brown, Castellano, Dubb Named Top Performers At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Chad Brown, Javier Castellano and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park. The competition, based on a 5-3-2-1 point basis, began with the first race on Thursday, June 7 and continued […]

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Belmont Stakes Card Generates Second-Highest Handle In NYRA History

Saturday’s blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify’s Triple Crown triumph, generated all-sources handle of $137,954,895, the second-highest one-day handle in NYRA history behind Belmont Stakes Day in 2014. With attendance of 90,327, on-track handle was $16,159,584. All-sources handle for the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival was $168,975,295. All-sources wagering on the 150th Belmont […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Trainer Brad Cox

Trainer Brad Cox is the latest guest on the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast, presented by the New York Racing Association, now available for download. Cox talked with Serling on Friday, June 8 at Belmont Park one day in advance of saddling multiple stakes winner Monomoy Girl in the Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn presented by […]

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La Signare Prevails In Grade 3 Wonder Again

La Signare surged to the lead and fended off 4-5 favorite Significant Form in the stretch to win the fifth running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Wonder Again for 3-year-old fillies on Thursday at Belmont Park. In her stakes – and Belmont debut – jockey Joel Rosario sent La Signare to the front on the […]

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