New York

Homerique Fends Off Stablemate Competitionofideas In New York Stakes

Sent to the post as the even-money favorite, Peter Brant’s Homerique had to work hard to deny her stablemate Competitionofideas (3-1) in the stretch run of Friday’s Grade 2 New York Stakes. Both trained by Chad Brown, the top two finishers pulled away from the rest of the field by open lengths in the final […]

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Competitionofideas Tops Brown-Trained Duo In New York Stakes

Klaravich Stables’ graded-stakes winner Competitionofideas leads a pair of talented Chad Brown-trained contenders in the Grade 2, $600,000 New York for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday on the Belmont Park inner turf. The 76th running of the New York is one of five stakes on Friday’s card, marking the second day of […]

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Creation Of Equine Aftercare Commission Considered By New York Lawmakers

New York lawmakers are considering the creation of a state government commission on retired racehorses. The chairmen of the Senate and Assembly racing and wagering committees are interested in monitoring where retired racehorses are and how they are being treated in an attempt to prevent their illegal shipment to slaughter, reports BloodHorse. The Senate bill […]

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New York-Breds Take Center Stage On Monday’s Big Apple Showcase Day

New York-breds will take center stage on the Memorial Day holiday slate Monday at Belmont Park as the New York Racing Association hosts its annual Big Apple Showcase Day, featuring an 11-race all New York-bred card, including six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, highlighted by the $200,000 Commentator and $200,000 Critical Eye. Harold Lerner, […]

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Pat On The Back Seeks Sixth Stakes Win In Friday’s Affirmed Success

Stakes action at Belmont Park gets started on Opening Day, Friday April 26, when eight New York-breds will assemble for the $100,000 Affirmed Success over the main track. Making his 2019 debut in the six-furlong sprint is Pat On the Back, who won the Empire Classic over the Belmont Park main track two starts back. […]

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Juarez Suspended 15 Days, Fined $2,500 For Wood Memorial Ride

Jockey Nik Juarez has been suspended for 15 days by New York stewards, according to drf.com. The rider was disqualified from seventh to last in Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial, when he and his mount Joevia cut over to the rail from the far outside post position and impeded several riders. Juarez was also fined $2,500 for […]

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Stonesintheroad Now Three-For-Three After Franklin Square Romp

Team Penney Racing’s Stonesintheroad surged to the front and never relinquished the lead, wiring the six-horse field by 3 3/4 lengths to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Franklin Square for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The daughter of Bustin Stones looked sharp from the gate in her stakes debut, […]

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New Cuomo Budget Proposal Could Allow OTBs To Drop Horse Racing

While specifics are not yet clear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-2020 budget could give the state’s off-track betting agencies the ability to get rid of horse racing betting entirely, according to newsday.com. Alternatively, OTBs would have the flexibility to merge with other OTBs, or contract out the horse racing betting operations. Eventually, experts say that […]

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Finger Lakes’ Conditional Allowance Purses Increased 40-50 Percent In 2019

In an agreement reached this month between the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund (“the Fund”) and Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack (FLGR), purse enrichment money from the Fund in the amount of $600,000 will finance 40-50% purse increases for maiden special weight races and the first two levels of allowance races at the […]

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FBI’s ‘Undercover’ Racehorse: 30-Year-Old True Story About Finger Lakes Sting

In 1989, an official FBI operation at Finger Lakes racetrack in New York saw the federal government purchase and race a Thoroughbred racehorse named Zachregard, reports Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. The operation began when an agent named Mike Glass was tasked with uncovering the truth behind rumors of widespread corruption at the track. Zachregard, a then […]

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