New York racing

Rested, Bigger And Transformed, Mind Control Launches 4-Year-Old Campaign In Toboggan

Graded stakes action kicks off at Aqueduct Racetrack in 2020 when Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control makes his long awaited return to the races, headlining a field of nine in the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan going seven furlongs over the main track. The dual Grade 1-winning son of Stay Thirsty has not […]

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When It Comes To Lasix And Federal Legislation, Horse Racing Has Been Here Before

As a new year begins, some racing jurisdictions will begin considering or implementing a furosemide (Lasix) phaseout. In December, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve a partial phaseout starting for 2-year-olds of 2020. Earlier last year, The Stronach Group and the New York Racing Association, together with Churchill Downs Inc., Los Alamitos, and […]

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Report: High Costs May Drive McLaughlin Out Of New York

The Daily Racing Form reports that while trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is preparing to ship his stable south for the winter, he won’t be leaving his usual string behind in New York — and he may not be coming back. David Grening spoke with McLaughlin, who cited rising employee costs and labor board investigations as the […]

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NYRA: Aqueduct Fall Meet Saw Big Jumps In Handle

The 2019 fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack generated all-sources handle of $205,249,710, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. In addition to the 49 percent increase in all-sources handle over 2018, the 25-day fall meet drove significant gains in on-track handle and average daily handle. With favorable weather and two turf courses available for […]

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Needs Supervision Going To G3 Go For Wand On One Week’s Rest

Needs Supervision gave trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer his first stakes victory as a trainer when she won the Silverbulletday at Fair Grounds in January. This Saturday, the sophomore daughter of Paynter could give the native of County Tipperary, Ireland his first graded stakes winner when she races in the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand over the […]

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96th Running Of Wood Memorial Centerpiece Of 13-Day Aqueduct Spring Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the race dates and stakes schedule for the 2020 spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 13-day meet, highlighted by the Wood Memorial on April 4, will commence on Thursday, April 2 and conclude on Sunday, April 19. The spring meet will feature 15 stakes, including six […]

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John Hertler, Trainer Of Slew O’ Gold, To Present Cigar Mile Trophy At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) today announced that recently retired trainer John Hertler will present the trophy for the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile on Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Cigar Mile Racing Festival, which begins on Thursday, December 5, is highlighted by four graded races worth $1.5 million in purse money […]

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NYRA Reveals 2020 Schedule For 40-Day Saratoga Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today formally announced that the 2020 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will mirror the 2019 schedule that resulted in record wagering and paid attendance that again surpassed the one million mark. The 2020 meet will feature 40 days of world-class Thoroughbred racing primarily run across a five-day […]

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Aqueduct: Attfield-Trained Tiz A Slam Guns For Another Graded Stakes Win In Red Smith

Six-time graded stakes winner Tiz a Slam will be seeking his fourth victory in the last five starts as he faces an accomplished full field of 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s 60th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith going 1 3/8 miles on the Aqueduct Racetrack inner turf. Tiz a Slam, owned by […]

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‘Horses Were His Passion’: NYRA To Observe Moment Of Silence For Rider Juan Becerra

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will observe a moment of silence following Thursday’s fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack to honor the memory of Juan Becerra, an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen who passed away on Monday. The 43-year-old Becerra lost consciousness while exercising a horse on the Belmont Park training track on […]

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