New York Racing Association

NYRA Adjusting Post Times For October At Belmont Park

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced adjusted post times for the month of October at Belmont Park. Beginning on Wednesday, October 2, live racing on weekdays at Belmont will shift to a first post of 1:15 p.m. Eastern. Weekend racing at Belmont in October for cards with nine races will start at 1:15 p.m., […]

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‘Well Deserved’: Hennig Assistant Castellanos Finalist For Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award

Saul Castellanos, a familiar face for the past 20 years at New York Racing Association [NYRA] tracks, first as a foreman and now as head assistant for veteran trainer Mark Hennig, said just being named a finalist for the 2019 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards [TIEA] has made him feel like a winner. “Being a finalist means a […]

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Citing Lower Impact From Construction, NYRA Staying Put For Belmont Fall Meet

Following consultation with horsemen and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA), and the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC), the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced on Thursday that the 38-day Belmont fall meet will be held in its entirety at Belmont Park. On July 10, NYRA announced plans to […]

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‘The System Is Broken’: Hayward Believes No One Wants ‘To Catch The Cheaters’

Former NYRA president Charles Hayward has always considered the California Horse Racing Board one of the best state regulatory agencies in the Thoroughbred industry. This winter’s issues at Santa Anita Park and the CHRB’s closed-door handling of the Justify scopolamine positive have further convinced him that the need for national oversight has become more vital […]

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Manny Franco Bags Five Winners On Friday Belmont Park Card

Jockey Manny Franco rode five winners on Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., including the first four races on Friday’s eight-race card. “Thankfully, I got on good horses today with good chances,” said Franco, who had a mount in each race on the card. “I just tried to work out good trips, ride good […]

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NYRA’s All Turf Cross Country Pick 5 Heads North To Woodbine

The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday featuring racing action from Belmont Park and Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario. A special all-turf edition of the Cross Country Pick 5 features the $200,000 Pebbles for sophomore fillies from Belmont as well as three graded turf stakes from the lucrative […]

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NYRA Organizes Cross Country Pick 5 Sunday With Monmouth, Woodbine

The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Sunday featuring racing action from Belmont Park, Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey and Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario. New York-bred fillies and mares get things started in the first leg, a six-furlong allowance event over Belmont’s inner turf course in Race […]

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‘Great Concept’: Owners, Trainers Embrace NYRA’s New Turf Triple Series

Considering that the famed Triple Crown for 3-year-olds that starts with the Kentucky Derby and ends with the Belmont Stakes has been around for about 100 years, it’s a big ask of a new series to create a buzz in its first year. Yet in its inaugural edition, the New York Racing Association’s two Turf […]

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Debut Of Jockey Club Derby Kicks Off First Weekend Of Belmont Fall Meet

Following the conclusion of the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, live racing will return to Belmont Park on Friday for the 37-day fall meet offering 45 stakes worth $11.525 million in purse money and eight Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers held over two weekends. Opening Weekend is highlighted by a blockbuster day […]

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Saratoga Meet Generates Record $700 Million In All-Sources Handle

For the first time in history, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted over a five-day race week and included the cancellation of a full Saturday card of racing. Wagering from all-sources totaled $705,343,949 a staggering […]

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