New York racing

Tickets To 2018 Belmont Stakes Festival On Sale Jan. 25

With 150 days remaining until the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that tickets for the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 25 starting at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. “A three-day celebration of […]

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Aqueduct: Live Racing Canceled Through Sunday, Jan. 7, Due To Impending Winter Storm, Deep Freeze

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing on Thursday, January 4, Friday, January 5, Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack, due to a winter storm followed by three days of extremely cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chill values forecast to impact the New York City metropolitan […]

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Horse Racing ‘Cool Again’: NYRA CEO, Governor Praise Islanders At Belmont Deal

Hockey and horse racing are now a coupled entry in New York. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League have secured the rights to build an 18,000-seat arena as part of a sports and entertainment complex on 43 acres of property on the grounds of […]

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Maragh Moving Tack To Southern California Circuit

Rajiv Maragh is likely to become a major player at Santa Anita in 2018 with the announcement that he will be relocating to Southern California starting Dec. 26. In a recent interview with the BloodHorse, Maragh indicated that he’s always wanted to ride on the Southern California circuit. He decided that the “timing was right” and that […]

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Appelbaum Succeeds Retiring Violette As President Of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced the results of its 2017 election for President and Board of Directors today. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president. Appelbaum succeeds Rick Violette Jr., who retires this year after more than 25 years on the NYTHA Board. 2017 NYTHA Election Results President […]

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Moving Cigar Mile, Boosting Purse Pays Dividends For NYRA

In its 29 years of existence, the stakes now known as the Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets has undergone a world of change. The brain child of then-New York Racing Association President Gerard McKeon, the one-turn race at Aqueduct was originally named the NYRA Mile by McKeon to shine a positive light on […]

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High Winds Force Cancellation Of Sunday Racing At Aqueduct

Due to a forecast of extremely high winds in the New York Metropolitan Area throughout the day, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has cancelled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Sunday, November 19. Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open for simulcasting today. The Belmont Cafe at Belmont Park is closed. Live racing will resume […]

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2018 NYRA Racing Calendar Offers 229 Days Of Live Thoroughbred Action

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released its 2018 racing calendar, which calls for 229 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. Once again, the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will serve as the anchor for a spectacular year of racing. The meet, […]

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With Storms In The Forecast, Belmont Cancels Sunday Card

Due to a powerful coastal storm forecast to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to Long Island throughout the day, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has cancelled live racing at Belmont Park for Sunday, October 29. Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open for simulcasting. Live racing will resume on Friday, November […]

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New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Announces 2017 Candidates For Election

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has announced the slate of candidates for its 2017 election for President and Board of Directors. The NYTHA Board is comprised of five Owner/Directors and five Trainer/Directors. All seats on the Board come up for election every three years. This year, there is one candidate for President, 10 candidates […]

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