New York Racing Association

‘The Time To Act Is Now’: Jim & Joan Brady Join WHOA

Long-time owner/breeders Jim and Joan Brady are the newest members on WHOA’s growing roster of individuals who support passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation appointing the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the task of creating and managing a gold standard anti-doping agency for American racing. James Brady’s family has been involved in […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Long-Time Assistant Clerk Of Scales Eddie Brown

Veteran racetracker Eddie Brown, currently assistant to the clerk of scales for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Brown joined Serling on the morning of January 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack to talk about his more than six decades of working […]

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Aqueduct Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Aqueduct, located in the borough of Queens since 1894, is part of the not-for-profit New York Racing Association franchise. Known as the Big A, it is the only racetrack in New York City, occupying […]

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All-Sources Handle Jumps 7.6 Percent During Aqueduct’s 2017 Fall Meet

The 2017 Aqueduct Fall Meet generated all-sources handle on NYRA races of $250,376,535, an increase of 7.6 percent over the 2016 Aqueduct Fall Meet. Average daily handle from the 36 days of live racing was $6,954,904; a 1.6 percent increase over 2016. The 2017 Aqueduct Fall Meet, from November 3 to December 31, was the […]

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New York: Cuomo’s Budget Plan Includes Provision For Night Racing At Belmont

Among the items listed in the 2018 state budget plan New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released Tuesday was a provision that would allow the New York Racing Association to conduct night racing at Belmont Park. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the proposal, which will need to be approved by the legislature, would allow horse […]

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NYRA Introduces Shipping Incentive Programs For Aqueduct, Belmont Spring Meet

The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs to be implemented during the 2018 Aqueduct and Belmont spring meets for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Horses that made their previous start at Oaklawn Park may be able to take advantage of a new […]

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Purse Could Increase To $1 Million If Grade 1 Winner Starts In Wood Memorial

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today a bonus program for potential starters in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million. If any horse in the field registers a Grade 1 or Group 1 victory prior to running […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Power’ In Teamwork At Belmont

Extreme weather conditions in New York last week did more than force the cancellation of racing at Aqueduct; on Thursday afternoon, power to the Belmont Park backstretch was lost. Open as a training facility during the winter, Belmont’s power outage left the dorm rooms of approximately 125 stable employees without heat just as the below-freezing […]

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Travers, Whitney Days Headline 2018 Saratoga Meet

The 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.8 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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Aqueduct, Charles Town Cancel Thursday Cards Due To Unsuitable Track Conditions

Statement from NYRA: Due to rapidly warming temperatures in the New York City metropolitan area following last week’s severe winter storm, track conditions are unsuitable for live racing. As a result, Aqueduct Racetrack’s card on Thursday, January 11 has been canceled. Aqueduct will remain open for simulcasting and online wagering is also available at NYRABets.com. […]

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