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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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$3.5 Million In Guaranteed Wagers On Tap During Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association will offer more than $3.5 million in guaranteed wagers during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival presented by NYRA Bets on June 8-10 at Belmont Park, capped by a $1.5 million Guaranteed Pick 4 on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 10. Day 1 of the festival, Thursday, June 8, opens with […]

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Santana Moving Tack To New York Permanently

Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. will be moving his tack from Churchill Downs to New York on a permanent basis beginning next Thursday, reports drf.com. The leading rider at Oaklawn Park in 2016, Santana is currently tied for fifth in the standings at Churchill. He traveled north to Saratoga last summer, and found the winner’s circle […]

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New York-Breds Highlight Memorial Day Showcase At Belmont Park

The spotlight will shine on New York-breds on Monday as part of Big Apple Showcase Day. The Memorial Day card features six stakes worth $900,000 for horses bred in the Empire State. NYRA TV’s Belmont Park Live will feature a tribute to decorated war horse Staff Sergeant Reckless during Monday’s Memorial Day Special show, airing […]

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Barn Buddies: A Little Snickers And A Little Cannoli

All eyes will turn to Belmont Park in a few weeks when the track hosts the third jewel of the Triple Crown. No matter who wins the Preakness, and no matter which horses arrive to contest the 1 ½ miles, the real star of Belmont might be in trainer Robert Falcone Jr.’s barn. Falcone is […]

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Final New York Budget Deal Shifts Full Drug Testing Costs To Horsemen, Tracks

Since 1986, the state of New York has helped to pay a portion of the $4 million annual cost of drug testing for horse racing in the state, run at a state university in Morrisville. According to bloodhorse.com, the latest version of the state’s budget finalized on April 9 will transfer the entirety of those […]

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