New York

Honor Roll Presented By New York Thoroughbred Breeding And Development Fund: Mike Maker’s Brigade For Stallion Stakes Series

Trainer Mike Maker has had major success with New York-breds racing in open company: International Star swept the three open graded stakes for 3-year-olds in 2015 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La.; and earlier this year, he took the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby at Turfway Park in Kentucky with Somelikeithotbrown. On Dec. 14-15, Maker […]

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Phipps, Velazquez, Theroux-Reynolds Elected To NY Race Track Chaplaincy Board

Will Phipps II, Kathy Theroux-Reynolds and Johnny Velazquez have been elected to the board of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America, it was announced today by Ramón Dominguez, the acting president of the organization. “These three individuals share a deep personal commitment to humanitarian causes and they will be a great asset to […]

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Seven Mid-Atlantic States Move To Adopt Restrictions On NSAIDS, Joint Injections

More than 60 racing industry stakeholders representing regulators, horsemen and racetrack operators from the seven states that comprise the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), 11 jurisdictions, and 17 racetracks convened at Delaware Park Oct. 2 to take the next steps toward implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan […]

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Young Jockey Declan Carroll To Seek Out New ‘Opportunities’ In New York This Winter

As a young and up-and-coming rider, Declan Carroll is trying to go wherever his opportunities exist, which is why he will be moving his tack to New York for the winter. Carroll, 20, is the son of David Carroll, a former trainer and current assistant for Mark Casse. His mother, Kim, also works for Casse. […]

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Leofric To Stand 2020 Season At Rockridge Stud In New York

Grade 1 winner, Leofric will stand his first season at stud in 2020 at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. Earning close to $1 million, the son of Candy Ride was the victor in 2018’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap, earning a 102 Beyer Speed Figure. He also tallied victories in the G2 Fayette Stakes and G3 […]

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50-Year Flashback: Arts And Letters’ Travers Makes Banner Year For New York Sports

As a 2-year-old, Arts and Letters was good but not outstanding, winning two of his six starts. It was as a 3-year-old in 1969-50 years ago this summer-that the chestnut colt bred and raced by Hall of Famer Paul Mellon, trained by Hall of Famer Elliott Burch and ridden by another Hall of Famer in […]

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‘It’s Not Your Granddaddy’s New York-Bred Sale’: Florida-Based Summerfield Sales Has Deep Ties In Empire State

Summerfield Sales is, by just about any definition out there, a Florida consignment. The operation of Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck is based in Morriston, Fla., and Francis is on the board of directors for both the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Summerfield regularly has offerings at the top of […]

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Commission Takes Final Step To Grant NYRA Permission For Jackpot Pick 6

The New York Gaming Commission took the final step toward allowing a jackpot-style Pick 6 wager at NYRA tracks on Monday, reports drf.com, approving a motion to publish the regulations governing the wager. Currently, NYRA’s Pick 6 wager has a $2 minimum bet requirement. The jackpot-style wager, to be called the Empire 6, will utilize a […]

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New York Jockeys-Versus-Horsemen Charity Basketball Game Set For Aug. 1

The 12th annual jockeys-versus-horsemen charity basketball game, which benefits the programs of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, will be played Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the YMCA in Saratoga Springs at 6:30 p.m. Previous editions were held at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center. The game is one of the most popular events on the […]

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NYRA Plans Launch Of ‘Empire 6’ During Saratoga Meeting

The New York Racing Association is planning to launch a lower-minimum jackpot-style Pick Six bet during this year’s Saratoga meeting, according to drf.com, along the lines of the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park. “I believe we were the last major jurisdiction offering the $2 pick six, and there’s tradition to that bet – and that […]

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