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Five New Backstretch Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Belmont

Five additional backstretch workers at Belmont Park have tested positive for COVID-19, according to information from the New York Racing Association on March 26. One person had tested positive for the virus on March 19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases at the track to six. Of those six, two are recovering off site […]

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Racing At Aqueduct Suspended Through April 5; Training At Belmont To Continue

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack will be suspended through at least April 5 due to the continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in New York. As a result, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by Resorts World Casino, previously slated for April 4 […]

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Pletcher Shuts Down Belmont String ‘Until This Thing Is Over’

Todd Pletcher will be moving the 19 horses he had in training at Belmont Park, the trainer told drf.com on Tuesday. With NYRA racing cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Pletcher made the decision to shut down his New York operation. “For the safety of our employees and to […]

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Sacco: ‘Important To Maintain Some Normalcy’ Through The ‘Uncharted Waters’ Of COVID-19

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control, a dual Grade 1-winner on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit, breezed three furlongs in 36.04 seconds on Saturday on the Belmont Park training track. Trained by Gregg Sacco, the 4-year-old Stay Thirsty colt posted his first breeze since his rallying score in the Grade 3, […]

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Suburban, Nerud Moved Up A Week To July 4 Card At Belmont

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the Grade 2, $300,000 John A. Nerud, a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In event, and the Grade 2, $500,000 Suburban would be moved up one week to the Saturday, July 4 card at Belmont Park. “By moving these races up one week, we’ll be able […]

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Max Player Back On The Work Tab, ‘Training Towards The Wood’

George E. Hall’s Grade 3 Withers victor Max Player resumed serious business on Wednesday morning for trainer Linda Rice, breezing an easy half-mile in 50.24 seconds over the Belmont Park training track. The dark bay son of second-crop stallion Honor Code garnered 10 qualifying points towards the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby in the […]

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Sir Winston Will Ship To Florida, Acclimate To Warmer Weather Before Dubai

Following a triumphant return to action in a January 31 allowance race at the Big A, Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to the work tab on Friday when recording a half-mile breeze in 48.74 seconds over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for the Group 1, $12 million […]

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NYRA Releases Stakes Schedule Worth $18.65 Million For Belmont Spring/Summer Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for the 51-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 58 total stakes races worth $18.65 million starting Friday, April 24 through Sunday, July 12. The meet will offer 11 total Grade 1 contests and five races with purses of $1 million or higher, with […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston ’50-50′ For Jazil Due To Tender Hoof

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston, who was expected to make his first start since finishing 12th in the Woodchopper on December 28 at Fair Grounds, was downgraded from probable to possible for the $100,000 Jazil on January 25 at Aqueduct according to trainer Mark Casse. Casse said […]

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