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Memorial For Trainer Rick Violette To Be Held Nov. 26 At Belmont Cafe

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will host a memorial for Rick Violette Jr. from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at the Belmont Café at Belmont Park. Rick, the long-time president of NYTHA, passed away last month. We welcome everyone, from the backstretch and the frontside, to attend this celebration of Rick’s life. Donations […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Power’ In Teamwork At Belmont

Extreme weather conditions in New York last week did more than force the cancellation of racing at Aqueduct; on Thursday afternoon, power to the Belmont Park backstretch was lost. Open as a training facility during the winter, Belmont’s power outage left the dorm rooms of approximately 125 stable employees without heat just as the below-freezing […]

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Aqueduct’s Saturday Card Canceled After Fourth Race Due To Weather

Due to severe winter weather conditions, the remainder of Saturday’s live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack has been cancelled following Race 4. Simulcast wagering is available at Aqueduct and Belmont Café. Online wagering is also available at NYRABets.com. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Sunday, December 31 at the Big A, with a first post of 12:20 p.m. ET. The […]

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Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $99,703 On Aqueduct’s Thursday Card

Aqua Bel Sar’s longshot win in the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Great White Way triggered a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $99,703 at Aqueduct Race Track. Sunday’s card featured several upsets preventing horseplayers from solving the sequence. It started in Race 4 with Diamond Jen Brady ($19), followed by Morning Buzz ($7.40), Marriage Fever […]

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Veitch: Business bouncing back at NYRA

Reports of New York racing’s death seem to have been greatly exaggerated. After the closure of the NYC OTB, executives at the NYRA have put together one of the more remarkable turn arounds of racing fate the industry has seen in recent time. Increased attendance and on-track betting handle can be attributed to the NYRA […]

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NYRA’s post NYC OTB rise

There was some concern about the effects of the NYC OTB closing on the NYRA’s future but it appears those concerns were unfounded. In the month since the NYC OTB system closed, Aqueduct has enjoyed a 39.4% increase in live racing attendance and a 16% spike in on-track handle. Additionally, NYRA Rewards online wagering has […]

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No simulcasting at Aqueduct or Belmont Cafe

Press Release Due to heavy snowfall, there will be no simulcasting through The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) on Monday, December 27.  Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park’s Belmont Café will be closed, and there will not be any wagering available via NYRA Rewards telebet, internet, or mobile wagering.

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