New York racing

Special Travers Day Seating Available Through Lottery Or ‘Flex Plan’

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will hold a special drawing for the general public interested in purchasing a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock for the 150th anniversary running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 24. Half of […]

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NYRA To Host Series Of Job Fairs For Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a series of jobs fairs to fill temporary employment positions in support of the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park. NYRA is seeking talented and ambitious applicants ready to serve horseplayers and racing fans from around […]

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Saratoga Set To Make Available Full-Season Ticket Plans

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans for the 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. A full-season ticket plan includes admission and a reserved seat in the Clubhouse or Grandstand for all 40 days of the meet, […]

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Live-Money Gotham Challenge Kicks Off Road To Belmont Stakes Tournament

The journey to the Belmont Stakes Challenge begins on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack with the Gotham Challenge as part of the 2019 NYRA Handicapping Challenge series. The live-money challenge, with a $500 entry fee, of which $250 will be allocated to the prize pool and $250 for each player’s live bankroll, will see […]

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Claiborne’s Runhappy To Sponsor Fox Sports’ NYRA Coverage, Met Mile And Travers

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that Gallery Racing’s champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will return in 2019 as title sponsor of the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, as well as the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, in addition to sponsoring FOX Sports’ year-round national […]

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Nearly $21 Million In Stakes Purses Set For 5-Day-A-Week Saratoga Meet

The 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes across 40 racing days, highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney as the anchors of two of the biggest racing days in North America. The summer meet, which features $20.85 […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?

The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]

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NYRA To Kick Off ‘Ship And Win’ Program For Fair Hill Training Center, Three Racetracks

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced shipping incentive programs at Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park for horsemen based at Fair Hill Training Center, Oaklawn Park, Gulfstream Park, and Tampa Bay Downs. Horses based in Fair Hill, in Elkton, Md., who register an official start during the Aqueduct spring meet, from April 5 through April […]

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NYRA To Launch $5.25 Million Summer ‘Triple’ Series For 3-Year-Old Turf Runners

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the creation of the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara as part of the 2019 Turf Triple Series, offering $5.25 million in purse money, for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Triple Series will showcase the best 3-year-old turf runners […]

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Hip-Hop Artist Flo Rida Tops Entertainment Slate For Belmont Stakes

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that multi-platinum hip-hop artist Flo Rida will headline the entertainment lineup for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Flo Rida, who has sold over 100 million singles worldwide, will perform a short set just prior to the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8. Immediately following the […]

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