New York

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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Lezcano Earns First Belmont Riding Title; Brown, Klarman Repeat

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title in runaway fashion with 38 wins, while Jose Lezcano captured his first New York riding title with 44 victories as the 48-day meet concluded on Sunday. Klaravich Stables posted 12 wins to lead all owners, compiling earnings of more than $1.5 million. […]

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New York To Uphold Velazquez’ Whip Use Suspension From Royal Ascot

On Wednesday at Royal Ascot, Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez was suspended nine days by the British Horseracing Authority for “using his whip above the permitted level and in an incorrect place from approximately 1 ½ furlongs out.” According to drf.com, Velazquez’ suspension will be upheld by the New York State Gaming Commission, beginning on […]

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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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