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Thoroughbred Makeover To Offer Extra Award For New York-Breds

The Retired Racehorse Project announced today that a new special award will be offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, taking place Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, New York Racing Association, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. are jointly sponsoring the $5,000 Empire State Success Story Award, which will go […]

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Prat Poised To Take Santa Anita Riding Title, Then Head To New York

One of the nation’s leading trainers has called Flavien Prat a difference maker, as in difference maker when it comes to winning or losing a race. That’s a supreme but deserved compliment for the 25-year-old Frenchman, currently poised to win Santa Anita’s Spring Meet riding title, as he leads co-runners-up Joe Talamo and Geovanni Franco, […]

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Justify Leads The Way, Enshrined As Second Undefeated Triple Crown Winner

He’s re-writing the history books. First, he won the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a 2-year-old. Then he overcame a speed duel to just hold on in the Preakness Stakes. This Saturday, Justify capped off a terrific card at Belmont Park with a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old […]

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Fourstar Crook Denies Stablemate Sistercharlie In New York Stakes

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stable, and Gary Aisquith’s Fourstar Crook turned the tables on her Chad Brown-trained stablemate on Friday, capturing the G2 New York Stakes by a head over 1-2 favorite Sistercharlie. Sent to the post at 4-1 under Irad Ortiz, the 6-year-old New York-bred daughter of Freud traveled in mid-pack of a strung out […]

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Central Banker Gets First Winner With Subsidiary

Gabe Grossberg’s Subsidiary aced her Woodbine debut Saturday, a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race, to become New York freshman sire Central Banker’s first winner. Trained by Mark Casse, the chestnut filly was sent out at odds of 10-1 in a robust field of 10. Out of the gate well from post eight, Subsidiary was […]

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Push For Sports Gambling Ramps Up In New York

Lobbyists are making a full-throttled charge on New York’s state capitol to push for the legalization of sports wagering. This week, representatives from racetracks, casinos, and other interested parties came to Albany to make their case for a law that could be passed before the New York legislature ends its current session in mid-June. Among […]

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Trainer Wesley Ward ‘Trying To Focus In On Belmont’ In 2018

Kentucky-based trainer Wesley Ward has gotten off to a strong start this spring at Belmont, sending out nine winners from 24 starts – for a 37.5 percent win rate – through the first 19 days of the spring/summer meet, which Ward says is only the beginning of his barn’s new emphasis on the New York racing program. […]

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New York-Breds Center Stage On Memorial Day At Belmont

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 New York Showcase Day, featuring an 11-race all New York-bred card, including six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses and highlighted by the$200,000 Commentator. The day’s stakes action will begin in Race […]

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New Website Lets Horses Find A Home Away From Home

The concept of shared lodging for travelers (think Airbandb) has recently expanded to four-legged patrons. Staller.com allows equestrians to book lodging for their horses online, comparing amenities and cost between multiple venues. First launched in Florida, the platform has now expanded into the Lower Hudson Valley in New York. Founded by Arturo Ferrando and Pablo Jimenez, […]

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Eye Luv Lulu Drives Clear In Affirmed Success On Belmont’s Opening Day

Michael Dubb’s Eye Luv Lulu fended off Pat On the Back’s stretch-drive charge to register his first win in more than a year, posting a three-quarters of a length victory in the seventh running of the $100,000 Affirmed Success for older New York-breds on Friday, Opening Day, at Belmont Park. Eye Luv Lulu broke well […]

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