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Lakow Hired As Racing Secretary For Aqueduct

Mike Lakow has been hired to serve as racing secretary for all meets at Aqueduct Racetrack, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. In addition, Lakow has been named the associate racing secretary for the 2018 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. With more than four decades of national and international experience as […]

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Purses, Bonuses, And Worker’s Comp: NYRA Combats Winter Racing Woes

It was a tough winter at Aqueduct for the New York Racing Association, and not just because of the weather. According to thoroughbredracing.com, NYRA saw a $50 million handle decrease and significant dips in field size, while also missing all or part of the card for nine straight race days in early January. Additional struggles this […]

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Irad Ortiz Finishes On Top At Aqueduct En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

Leading by number of total and stakes wins and picking up a meet title to boot, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 16 – 22, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Brown, Irad Ortiz, Klaravich Solidify Aqueduct Titles Over Final Weekend

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct Racetrack season with respective three-win days on Sunday to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet. Ortiz and Brown teamed up to win the $100,000 Memories of […]

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Mandatory Payout: Pick 6, NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 Offer Carryovers On Aqueduct’s Closing Day

A pair of longshot winners on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack triggered carryovers into the Pick 6 and NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 wagers into Sunday’s closing day card with a mandatory payout. The $18,071 Pick 6 and the $48,700 NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 carryovers became strong possibilities in Race 7 when Vip Nation ($127.50) closed late […]

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Sand Dancer Overwhelms Favored Fifty In Woodhaven

Seagull Capital’s Sand Dancer overtook 6-5 favorite Fifty in the stretch and outkicked a challenging Archaggelos to capture the fourth running of the $100,000 Woodhaven for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sand Dancer stayed close to pacesetter Fifty, who led the four-horse field through the opening quarter-mile in 25.38 seconds and the half in […]

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Aqueduct Spring Meet Closes Sunday With Pair Of Listed Stakes

A pair of stakes races will bring down the curtain on the Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet Sunday with the $100,000 Memories of Silver for 3-year-old fillies on the grass and the $100,000 New York Stallion Series Times Square division for sophomore sprinters anchoring a 10-race card on Closing Day. Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form will […]

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NYRA, MSG Networks Agree To Multi-Year Extension For Racing Programming

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) announced today a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN’s telecast of NYRA’s Thoroughbred racing programming, including NYRA’s flagship “Live” shows. With this agreement in place, MSG+ will continue to be the regional home for NYRA racing from Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park […]

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Charles Town Classic Part of Cross Country Pick 4 With Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will team up with Charles Town to host a Cross Country Pick 4 on Saturday, April 21, featuring races at Aqueduct racetrack and Charles Town, highlighted by the Grade 2, $1.2 million Charles Town Classic. Saturday’s sequence will begin with Race 10 (post time of 5:04 p.m. ET) […]

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Blue Prize Up Late In Top Flight Invitational

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize overtook Frost Wise in deep stretch and outkicked her challenger in the finals jumps to capture the 78th running of the Top Flight Invitational for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 8, the Top Flight was the second of two stakes on […]

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