New York Racing Association

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation Donates 1,000 Face Shields To NYRA

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation donated 1,000 Kroop’s Brands face shields to the New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetrack community as it deals with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. NYRA’s Aqueduct Racetrack is the location for a temporary medical facility being constructed to help during the pandemic. “The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation […]

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‘Right Place At The Right Time’: Chaplain Chavez Stepping Up In Times Of Uncertainty

Chaplain Humberto Chavez has a few minutes to spare, or so he thought. It is early afternoon at Belmont Park and Chavez, who heads the New York division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, is in the midst of another work day that he suspects won’t end until nightfall. So it goes with tending […]

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No Racing, But Plenty Of Training In New York: 314 Horses On Saturday Work Tab

It was a busy Saturday on the dirt training track at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., with 314 horses on the work tab led by 12 from the stable of trainer Rudy Rodriguez, including multiple stakes winner Dream Bigger and last-out Busher Invitational champ Water White. Rodriguez and his staff of more than 30 workers oversee the conditioning […]

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Deadline Extended Until TBD For Late Triple Crown Nominations

The late Triple Crown nomination deadline, which was scheduled for Monday, March 30, will be extended to a yet-to-be-determined date later this year. The extension was agreed upon by racing officials at Churchill Downs Racetrack, the Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. On March 17, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced the 146th Kentucky Derby […]

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Five New Backstretch Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Belmont

Five additional backstretch workers at Belmont Park have tested positive for COVID-19, according to information from the New York Racing Association on March 26. One person had tested positive for the virus on March 19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases at the track to six. Of those six, two are recovering off site […]

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Racing At Aqueduct Suspended Through April 5; Training At Belmont To Continue

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack will be suspended through at least April 5 due to the continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in New York. As a result, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by Resorts World Casino, previously slated for April 4 […]

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Schosberg: ‘We Have A Responsibility To Allow People To Stay Home’

Live racing on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit is currently on hold, but more than 1300 horses continue to train at Belmont Park. Veteran trainer Rick Schosberg, who conditioned champion Maria’s Mon and multiple Grade 1-winner Affirmed Success, is one of the many horsemen plying their trade at Belmont while awaiting the […]

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NYRA Suspends Live Racing At Aqueduct After Backstretch Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The New York Racing Association announced on Thursday that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y., will be suspended until further notice due to changing circumstances in the racing community relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19). A backstretch worker who lives and works at Belmont Park tested positive Thursday morning for the coronavirus. Following […]

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‘Right Thing To Do’: NYRA Moves Forward With Lasix Phase-Out Plans

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will prohibit the use of Furosemide (Lasix) within 48 hours of racing for all 2-year-olds with the start of juvenile racing in April at Aqueduct Racetrack, ushering in a new era in medication reform. Last April, NYRA joined a coalition of leading racing organizations committed to phasing out […]

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