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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Upgraded To ‘Tentative’ For Saturday’s Jazil

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes-winner Sir Winston will seek his first triumph since the “Test of the Champion” in Saturday’s $100,000 Jazil at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sir Winston, a 4-year-old Awesome Again chestnut trained by Mark Casse, finished off-the-board on December 28 in the Woodchopper over a yielding Fair Grounds turf when making his first […]

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Saguaro Row Proves Deserving Favorite In Interborough

Saguaro Row continued her successful stint at Aqueduct Racetrack, relishing a cutback in distance with a patient trip before a strong closing kick to win the 99th running of the $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on a special Monday holiday card. Saguaro Row, owned by Newtown Anner Stud Farm and breeder […]

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‘Guts And Determination’: Mind Control Tops Blanket Finish In Toboggan

A three-horse photo finish in the 127th edition of Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan went to dual Grade 1-winner Mind Control as he made his 2020 debut a winning one in holding off a late charge from graded stakes winners Nicodemus and Sunny Ridge in the Aqueduct Racetrack stretch. The seven-furlong event over the main […]

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Rested, Bigger And Transformed, Mind Control Launches 4-Year-Old Campaign In Toboggan

Graded stakes action kicks off at Aqueduct Racetrack in 2020 when Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control makes his long awaited return to the races, headlining a field of nine in the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan going seven furlongs over the main track. The dual Grade 1-winning son of Stay Thirsty has not […]

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Linda Rice Gets 2,000th Career Win In Rego Park Stakes At Aqueduct

Trainer Linda Rice secured her 2,000th career win when Alpha Delta Stables homebred Scilly Cay rolled to victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Rego Park at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. Rice, who leads all trainers at the Big A Winter meet with 23 wins, joined Kim Hammond (2,280) and Kathleen O’Connell (2,127) as the only […]

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Apprentice Cardenas Enjoys ‘Overwhelming’ First Victory At Aqueduct

Apprentice jockey Luis Cardenas picked up his first victory with his 15th career mount when he guided 3-1 Solitary Gem to a 3 ½ length victory in the Friday finale at Aqueduct for owner-trainer Leah Gyarmati. The 22-year-old Cardenas didn’t rest on his laurels also picking up his second career win aboard 5-1 Majestic Affair […]

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Monday Morning QB ‘Training Lights Out’ For Potential Withers Start

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Monday Morning Qb took a step up in class last out when notching a first stakes victory in the Heft at Laurel Park, just one month following a second-out maiden score. Trainer Robert “Butch” Reid said the dark bay colt could target a start on the Road to the […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Returns To Dirt For Jazil, Dubai World Cup A Future Possibility

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston returned to trainer Mark Casse’s division at Belmont Park on Saturday and will make his 4-year-old debut in a race named after a fellow victor of the ‘Test of the Champion’. The chestnut son of Awesome Again will breeze on Thursday […]

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Mind Control ‘Right On Target’ For 4-Year-Old Debut In Toboggan

Dual Grade 1-winner Mind Control will make his long awaited return to racing action in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan at Aqueduct Racetrack, according to trainer Greg Sacco. Owned by Red Oak Stable in partnership with Sol Kumin and Jason Monteleone’s Madaket Stables, the newly-turned 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty has not raced since a […]

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NYRA Announces All-Sources Handle Of Over $2.1 Billion In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that its 2019 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,108,126,369. For the first time in history, NYRA generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted […]

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