New York Racing Association

Industry Groups Launch Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Aimed At Reforms

The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes. Partnering together under the name Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, the group seeks to create and implement a series […]

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‘Horses Were His Passion’: NYRA To Observe Moment Of Silence For Rider Juan Becerra

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will observe a moment of silence following Thursday’s fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack to honor the memory of Juan Becerra, an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen who passed away on Monday. The 43-year-old Becerra lost consciousness while exercising a horse on the Belmont Park training track on […]

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Robert Flynn Dies At 65; Served Various Roles In New York Racing

Robert F. (Bob) Flynn, a mainstay of the New York Racing Association’s racing office for 18 years before becoming the executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) and a member of the NYRA board of trustees, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Melville, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 65 years […]

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Despite Lack Of On-Track Success, New York-Bred Dusk to Dawn Has Changed Lives In Second Career

A shared love for horses between a father and his young daughter would bloom again years later when Heather Rio adopted Dusk to Dawn – a former competitor on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit –  through the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in the summer of 2018. The New York-bred, who is now known […]

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Brook Hawkins Appointed NYRA Steward

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the appointment of longtime racing official Brook Hawkins to the role of NYRA Steward. Hawkins will begin his duties on November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. Hawkins has nearly 30 years of varied experience in the business as a steward, racing […]

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NYRA’s Mandatory Payout Of Empire 6 Re-Scheduled For Friday At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) formally announced today that the Empire 6 mandatory payout originally scheduled for Sunday, October 27, will be brought back on Friday, November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. This action follows the cancellation of live racing on closing day of the Belmont Park fall […]

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John Imbriale To Handle Winter Race-Calling Duties At Aqueduct

Horse racing does not have a sixth man award like the NBA, but if it did the New York Racing Association (NYRA) would have named it after John Imbriale. As his 40th work anniversary with NYRA approaches on Nov. 5, Imbriale has been an invaluable jack-of-all-trades at New York’s three racetracks for decades. Fans might […]

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Belmont Leaders: Brown Repeats, Franco Earns His First Riding Title

Trainer Chad Brown led all conditioners with 28 wins, and jockey Manny Franco (44 victories) picked up his first-ever riding title at Belmont Park as the curtain closed on the 38-day fall meet Sunday. Klaravich Stables registered 10 wins to pace all owners, outlasting Peter Brant (nine victories) and Repole Stable (eight) for the top […]

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Mandatory Payouts, Including Empire 6, For Sunday’s Closing Day Program At Belmont

The New York Racing Association has announced that mandatory payouts for the Empire 6, Early Pick 5 and Late Pick 5 wagers will be in effect on Sunday, October 27, closing day of the Belmont Park fall meet. Sunday’s 9-race card will feature the eighth running of the $100,000 Chelsey Flower for juvenile fillies in […]

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NYRA’s Final Cross Country Pick 5 Of 2019 Includes Two Races From Keeneland

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday with Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. It will mark the year’s final Cross Country wager. The sequence will include two graded stakes: the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler for 3-year-olds and upward at Belmont and the Grade 2, $200,000 Hagyard […]

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