New York racing

‘Jersey Joe’ Bravo Named Winner Of 2018 Mike Venezia Award

The New York Racing Association has announced Joe Bravo as the 2018 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. The Venezia Award will be presented to Bravo on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, in a ceremony to follow the third race at Belmont […]

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Brown’s Wake Forest Aiming For Repeat In G1 Man o’ War

Multiple graded stakes winner Wake Forest will try to duplicate his winning 2016 effort in a field of 10 in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf Saturday at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 11 with a post time of 6:50 p.m. ET, the 60th running of […]

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Rivers Casino Becomes First In New York To Offer Live Wagering On Racing

Rivers Casino has become the first casino in New York state to offer live wagering on horse racing on-site. Capital OTB has opened a division inside Van Slyck’s restaurant in the casino, which will include three betting terminals – two at the bar and a window with a live teller available. Rivers Vice President Justin […]

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Report: Belmont Overhaul Could Include Synthetic Track

The new Belmont Park could include a synthetic track, according to a Daily Racing Form report. New York Racing Association President and CEO Chris Kay told the Form the dirt and two turf tracks will be taken back down to the base and have their irrigation systems overhauled. Kay said a synthetic track would go […]

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Jockey McCarthy To Stay In New York After Aqueduct Success

Jockey Trevor McCarthy tells the Daily Racing Form‘s David Grening that after a successful winter and spring at Aqueduct, he’s planning to remain in New York. He had previously been based in Maryland. The rider got 42 wins between both meets, including six stakes. Despite the depth of the jockey colony in New York, McCarthy said […]

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Belmont Park Unveils Slate For Spring/Summer Meet

Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Belmont Park on Friday, April 27 for its 54-day spring/summer meet packed with exciting racing action and a variety of special events designed for fans of all ages. The spring/summer meet is highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The […]

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NYRA To Host Job Fairs For Hiring At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association announced today a series of jobs fairs to fill temporary employment positions for the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. NYRA is seeking talented and ambitious applicants ready to serve horseplayers and racing fans from around the world. NYRA annually hires approximately 1,200 temporary employees to serve guests and support operations […]

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New NYRA Initiative: Horseplayers Can Donate Winnings To Thoroughbred Aftercare

Horseplayers cashing winning tickets at New York Racing Association tracks can now share their good fortune with retired Thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at self-service AmTote betting terminals. Beginning on Wood Memorial Day, Saturday, April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack, horseplayers cashing a winning ticket through a self-service terminal will be prompted […]

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New York Horsemen, Jockeys Benefit From New State Budget Provisions

The New York State Budget was released late Friday night, with good news for Thoroughbred horsemen. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, working in collaboration with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund and the New York Racing Association, was able to secure two key provisions that will benefit horsemen in the near-term, and could offer relief […]

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NYRA Launches Belmont Sweepstakes; One Lucky Fan Could Win $150,000

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the launch of an innovative promotion that will provide one lucky fan with the chance of a lifetime — to earn $150,000 by picking the winner of the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The Belmont Stakes $150,000 Sweepstakes is open for entries starting today. Just […]

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