New York Racing Association

Belmont, Lone Star Partner For Monday Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Monday, May 27, featuring racing action from Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park as well as from Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. A full field of 14 New York-bred fillies and mares, plus two also eligible […]

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New York-Breds Take Center Stage On Monday’s Big Apple Showcase Day

New York-breds will take center stage on the Memorial Day holiday slate Monday at Belmont Park as the New York Racing Association hosts its annual Big Apple Showcase Day, featuring an 11-race all New York-bred card, including six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, highlighted by the $200,000 Commentator and $200,000 Critical Eye. Harold Lerner, […]

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Master Fencer Headed To New York To Chase $1 Million Belmont Stakes Bonus

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, an eye-catching sixth in the Kentucky Derby rallying up the rail under Julien Leparoux for trainer Koichi Tsunoda, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park. The Japanese-bred son of Just a Way will […]

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Monmouth Park, Belmont Park Combine For Saturday Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, May 25, featuring racing action from beautiful Belmont Park and Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. The first three legs of the sequence kick off at Monmouth Park, starting with the Grade 3, $150,000 Salvator Mile [Race 9, […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Branching Out With New York Division

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will stable up to 20 horses in New York this spring/summer under the care of assistant trainer Don Chatlos. The first three Hollendorfer trainees –  Brill, Rowayton and Oggonis, owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine – arrived at Belmont Park on Saturday and the veteran conditioner said he hopes to fill 20 stalls. “We’re aiming […]

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NYRA Honors Castellano With Venezia Award For Sportsmanship, Citizenship

The New York Racing Association, (NYRA) Inc. has announced Javier Castellano as the 2019 recipient of the Mike Venezia Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. The Venezia Award will be presented to Castellano on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 in a ceremony at Belmont Park. Established in 1989, […]

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NYRA, Woodbine, Monmouth Partner For Cross Country Pick 5 On Sunday

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Sunday May 19, featuring racing action from Belmont Park as well as Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario and Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. Racing action kicks off in the $75,000 Get Serious at Monmouth Park which is carded […]

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Class Of 2019: Tom Durkin, ‘Curve Wrecker,’ College Graduate

It’s been over 50 years since Tom Durkin enrolled in St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., just south of Green Bay. On Sunday, the 68-year-old retired track announcer and communications arts major returned to De Pere, where he was the oldest graduate among the 560 students in the Class of 2019, according to the […]

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Cross Country Pick 5 Features Man O’ War, Free Past Performances

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) will partner with Monmouth Park and Woodbine on Saturday for a special Cross Country Pick 5 featuring four stakes races. The opening leg of the sequence is from Woodbine featuring the $100,000 Ballade for Ontario-breds 3-years-old and up scheduled as Race 8 with a post time of 4:59 p.m. […]

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Man o’ War Stakes A ‘Tough Race’ Honoring A Legendary Horse

Author Tom Wolfe once said of the Empire State: “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” Man o’ War’s total racing career wasn’t much longer than those five minutes. But his legacy, built on historic success across four New York tracks, made him an […]

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