Rick Violette

NYRA, New York Horsemen Collaborate On Insurance Credit Program To Offset Cost Of Racing At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are collaborating on a program to provide a $300 per Aqueduct starter credit to connections’ accounts with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. NYRA officials hope the move will increase field size, as the credit […]

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NYRA, NYTHA Initiate ‘Per Start Credit’ Program To Help Offset Workers’ Comp Costs

The New York Racing Association, Inc. and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have announced a new “per start credit” program for owners and trainers to further enhance horsemen participation and help offset the costs of workers’ compensation during the 2017-2018 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. All owners and trainers, including those shipping in from […]

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Diversify To Skip Breeders’ Cup Classic, Point To Clark Or Cigar Mile

Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Diversify will not enter the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Daily Racing Form‘s David Grening reported via Twitter on Sunday morning. The 4-year-old New York-bred by Bellamy Road breezed at Belmont Park Saturday morning, clocking a bullet half-mile in :46.88 under exercise rider Rodney Paine. Trainer Rick Violette was concerned about the […]

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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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Irad Ortiz Rides Pair Of Grade 1 Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Two wins in Grade 1 events and top rankings by total and stakes earnings secured Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for Irad Ortiz, Jr. for the week ending October 9, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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No Decision Yet On Breeders’ Cup Classic For ‘Stable Star’ Diversify

Ralph M. and Lauren Evans’ New York-bred Diversify emerged from his one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in good order, as the connections mull whether to send the 4-year-old Bellamy Road gelding to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. “So far, so good,” said Ralph Evans by […]

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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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Additional Equine Safety Policies To Be Implemented Immediately At Saratoga

In addition to the existing industry-leading equine health and safety policies and procedures already in place at New York State racetracks, the New York State Gaming Commission, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) are implementing additional actions immediately at Saratoga Race Course, including increased regulatory veterinary […]

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Patience, Perseverance, And Microchips: Eight Aftercare Takeaways From Equestricon

The aftercare world in the United States has grown tremendously in the past five to ten years, but it’s still got some evolving to do. That was the theme at a panel discussion during this week’s Equestricon conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Representatives from different parts of the sport gathered to discuss perspectives from on […]

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He’s Back: Samraat To Make 2017 Debut In Saginaw Stakes

My Meadowview Farms’ multiple graded stakes winner Samraat is set to kick off his 2017 campaign in the $100,000 Saginaw at 1 1/16 Miles for New York-breds 4-year-olds and up on Sunday at Belmont Park. A 6-year-old son of Noble Causeway, Samraat has three wins from four career starts at the distance. Looking to make […]

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