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First Foal Is A Filly For New York Stallion Frank Conversation

Frank Conversation was represented by his first foal on Jan. 17 when Looksgoodfromhere (by Freud) foaled a chestnut filly at Saratoga Glen Farm, which is also the breeder of the foal. Looksgoodfromhere is a winning Freud mare, her first foal by Mission Impazible is a winner, and she is a half-sister to the dam of […]

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First Foal Is A New York-Bred Colt For Preakness Winner Cloud Computing

Spendthrift Farm stallion Cloud Computing, the millionaire who captured the 2017 Preakness Stakes, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 9 when a colt was born at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York. Bred by Howard Nolan Jr., the dark bay colt is out of the young Girolamo mare Best Manners, whose dam is […]

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‘He Exudes Class And Strength’: First Foal For Ashford Stud’s Mo Town Born In New York

Grade 1 winner Mo Town’s first foal has arrived, with four-time winner Dark Dolores foaling a colt at Stonegate Stables in New York on Jan. 14. Bred by Michael Cogan of Irie Thoroughbreds, the colt comes from a strong family. Successful on the track herself, Dark Dolores is the half-sister to Grade 3 winner and […]

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New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund Implementing High-Deductable Workers’ Comp Plan

The New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund (NYJICF) is embarking on a first-in-the-nation plan to implement a high-deductible workers’ compensation insurance plan. This plan will allow New York’s horsemen to have better control of their costs and to be the ultimate beneficiaries of the advances that have been made in creating a safer work environment. […]

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Independence Hall Returns For Wednesday’s Jerome Stakes At Aqueduct

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack as a field of seven newly-minted 3-year-olds contest the 150th running of the $150,000 Jerome on Wednesday at the Big A. Carded as Race 7 with a scheduled post time of 3:55 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile Jerome is the second of […]

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New York Thoroughbred Breeding And Development Fund Bolsters Lucrative Stallion Stakes Series Finale

The two divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes Series set for Dec. 14 and 15 at Aqueduct are the richest sire stakes races in the country, each featuring $500,000 purses. However, that’s just the start of the money set to be dispersed in the high-dollar races. The New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund […]

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Majestic City Moves To Irish Hill And Dutchess Views Stallions In New York For 2020

Majestic City (2009, City Zip o/o It’schemistrybaby) will change locations for the 2020 breeding season and stand as part of the Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions roster. Majestic City was a precocious racehorse, winning his first three starts and placing in two Grade 1 events at two years old. He would complete his racing […]

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Juvenile Standout Independence Hall No Longer Targeting Remsen

Posting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his 12 1/4-length victory in the G3 Nashua Stakes earlier this month, 2-year-old Independence Hall was initially under consideration for the G2 Remsen Stakes on Dec. 7. Instead, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com that the son of Constitution will race again before his stable ships south for the winter, […]

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Big Q Answers All The Questions In Key Cents Stakes

DutchessViews Farm’s Big Q, expertly handled by Jose Lezcano, picked up her first stakes score in Saturday’s $100,000 Key Cents, a six-furlong sprint for New York-bred juvenile fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Gary Gullo, the Big Brown bay was making her third consecutive stakes start following a pair of fifth-place efforts in the Grade […]

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$1 Million In Wages Recovered On Behalf Of New York Backstretch Workers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recovery of approximately $1 million in stolen wages, damages and penalties on behalf of nearly 350 workers following New York State Department of Labor investigations of backstretch employers at racetracks in New York State. “We have zero tolerance for wage theft and will hold accountable any employer who unlawfully […]

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