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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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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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Midnight Secret Euthanized At Old Friends Due To Paddock Accident

Racing warrior Midnight Secret was euthanized November 16 due to injuries sustained in a paddock accident. The 20-year-old gelding was pensioned at Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm based in Greenfield Center, NY, an official satellite to the Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, KY. Bred in New York by Flying Z Stables, […]

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McCarthy Planning Move To New York Under Agent Steve Rushing

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, recuperating from a shoulder surgery in May, is planning to make the move from the mid-Atlantic region to New York when he returns to the saddle, reports theracingbiz.com. The two-time leading rider in Maryland (2014 and 2016) has been cleared to begin getting on horses on Dec. 5. McCarthy has worked with agent […]

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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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New York, New York Pick 4 Set For Saturday

Racing fans will have the opportunity to wager on a special thoroughbred/standardbred pick 4 on Saturday, October 14, when the New York Racing Association and Yonkers Raceway join to offer the New York, New York Pick 4. The Pick 4 wager, hosted by NYRA, is comprised of the $1 Million Yonkers International Trot @ Empire […]

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Chaplain Humberto Chaves To Be Honored With 2017 NYTHA EquiStar Award

Chaplain Humberto Chavez, a beloved member of the racetrack community for nearly half his life, will be honored with the 2017 NYTHA “EquiStar Award” for his inspiring dedication to New York’s backstretch workers. The EquiStar Award was created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to recognize an individual or organization that, through compassion, hard […]

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New York Legislature Makes Deal Allowing Vernon Downs Extra $2 Million From VLTs

The New York legislature voted to grant more video lottery terminal revenue to Vernon Downs ahead of threats the harness track would close due to declining profits. Vernon Downs will now get at least $2 million from VLT revenue to offset the $150,000 owner Jeff Gural said he is losing per month on the track. […]

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Fasig-Tipton Catalog For 97th Saratoga Sale Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 227 selected yearlings for its 97th Saratoga Sale, to be held August 7-8 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion. “Our consignors have supported us with outstanding quality once again this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Buyers will find […]

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