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NYRA To Unveil Renovated Inner Turf Course In November

The opening of the 2018 Aqueduct Fall Meet on Friday, November 2 will see the unveiling of a new, renovated inner turf course, the New York Racing Association has announced. The new inner turf course is similar in design to the outer turf course, which replaced the winterized inner track in 2017 and garnered rave reviews from […]

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$600,000 Boost Brings Aqueduct Fall Stakes Purses To Nearly $6 Million

The 38-day fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack will feature 12 graded stakes, highlighted by the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap. The meet, which starts Friday, November 2, and closes on New Year’s Eve, will offer 35 total stakes worth $5.925 million. Opening weekend will coincide with the Breeders’ Cup, set for November 2-3, allowing […]

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Aqueduct: New York Brings Back ‘Per Start Credit’ For Winter Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have announced the return of the “Per Start Credit” program for owners and trainers to further enhance horsemen participation and help offset the costs of workers’ compensation during the 2018-19 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. Initially launched for the 2017-18 […]

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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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