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Gulfstream Park: Luis Saez Bags Five Winners; Edgar Prado Ties Cordero (Again)

Jockey Luis Saez rode five winners on Thursday’s 10-race card at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., while notching his fourth straight 100-win Championship Meet season in the process. Saez rode his 100th winner in Race 4 aboard Blakey ($5.20) before going on to win four more races. He came right back in Race 5 to […]

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Updated: Edgar Prado Gets Win No. 7,057, Tying Angel Cordero As Eighth All-Time By Races Won

Edgar Prado moved into a tie with fellow Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. as Thoroughbred racing’s eighth leading riders in the all-time races-won standings Wednesday, scoring his 7,057th career victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Prado won aboard Cory Gal ($5) in front-running fashion in Race 4. “It’s an honor to […]

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In Their Own Words: Alydar And Affirmed’s Bittersweet Travers Of 1978

The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Mid-Summer Derby.” Here is […]

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New York Chaplaincy Sets Jockeys Vs. Horsemen Hoops Game 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, N.Y.  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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Apprentice Heriberto Figueroa Rides First Winner At Gulfstream Park

Heriberto Figueroa, a 10-pound apprentice rider from Puerto Rico, earned his first victory in the United States aboard Establo Heluce’s Mr. G T in Thursday’s fourth race. A 3-year-old Florida-bred colt trained by Alexis Cordero-Lopez, Mr. G T ($20.60) held off K K’s Revolver down the stretch of the one-mile claiming event to win by […]

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NYRA Chaplaincy, PDJF Set To Honor Angel Cordero On Night Of Champions

The NY Race Track Chaplaincy in conjunction with the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is pleased to announce the details of the Night of Champions. The buffet dinner will take place on Sunday, October 29th at 7pm at the popular Long Island Italian restaurant Passione on 231 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, New York, and will be […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Old Hard-Back,’ Five-Time Kentucky Derby Winner

It is worn down, stretched a bit thin in places, and bears the subtle scars of 40 years of use. Some of its stitching is frayed, but the smooth, well-oiled grain of the leather suggests there is more than meets the eye. Though it bears little resemblance to its slick and shiny modern cousins decorating […]

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Jose Ortiz, Chad Brown, Michael Dubb Capture Year-End Titles In New York

Jose Ortiz earned his first year-end riding crown, Chad Brown notched his second consecutive training title and Michael Dubb was the leading owner for a third straight year on the New York Racing Association’s circuit in 2016. Ortiz, who leads all North American jockeys by wins in the year, registered 319 wins and compiled earnings […]

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Saratoga Reports Mild Increase In Handle On Opening Day

Opening Day of the 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course featured new attractions, the debut of Saratoga LIVE and an all-sources handle of $17,768,443, a less than one percent increase over last year’s figure of $17,706,202. Total paid attendance for Friday, July 22 was 32,980, a five percent decrease over last year’s figure of 34,783. […]

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