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Pat On The Back Seeks Sixth Stakes Win In Friday’s Affirmed Success

Stakes action at Belmont Park gets started on Opening Day, Friday April 26, when eight New York-breds will assemble for the $100,000 Affirmed Success over the main track. Making his 2019 debut in the six-furlong sprint is Pat On the Back, who won the Empire Classic over the Belmont Park main track two starts back. […]

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Haikal Has ‘Answered All The Questions’ For Jockey Rajiv Maragh

With weather calling for a good chance of rain in the Elmont area this Easter weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin altered the work pattern for Shadwell Farm’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Haikal, breezing the graded stakes winning son of Daaher on Friday morning. Haikal took to the Belmont Park main track at 9:30 a.m. to record his […]

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Cross Country Pick 5 Returns $2,211; Registration Now Open For Belmont Stakes Challenge

Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5, with stakes races from Aqueduct, Keeneland, and Oaklawn Park, featured a pool of $205,564 and returned $2,211.25 for the minimum 50 cent wager. The sequence started with the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational from Aqueduct, where Another Broad [$11.40] rallied from off the pace with Manny Franco aboard for owners Madaket […]

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NYRA To Host Series Of Job Fairs For Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a series of jobs fairs to fill temporary employment positions in support of the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park. NYRA is seeking talented and ambitious applicants ready to serve horseplayers and racing fans from around […]

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‘Best For The Horse’: Stakes Winner Frosted Ice Delaying 2019 Debut

After conferring with breeder/owner Catherine Adams Hutt, trainer Ron Moquett said Saturday morning that Frosted Ice will not make his 3-year-old debut in the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) March 16 at Oaklawn. Frosted Ice worked a half-mile in :48.60 Friday morning – his third published work this year at Oaklawn – but Moquett said […]

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Report: Belmont Park Arena Project Delayed; Extended Environmental Review In The Works

The start of a $1.18 billion project to build a New York Islanders arena, hotel, and retail space at Belmont Park has been delayed, according to a report from the Long Island Business News this week. State officials say they have an “enormous number” of public comments to sort through and that an extended environmental […]

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‘Deep’ Training Surface At Belmont An Advantage For Gotham Aspirant Mind Control

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control looks to be in fine fettle grinding out works at Belmont Park in preparation for the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack, trainer Gregory Sacco said Friday morning. “Knock on wood, he’s right on schedule and we can’t be doing […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?

The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]

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Derby Contender Not That Brady To Run In Support Of Belmont Child Care Association

Not That Brady, co-owned by Michael Imperio, Lianna Stables [Vinny Vivolo] and his trainer Rudy Rodriguez, will also be racing for the benefit of the Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA) when he bursts from the gate on March 9 in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham at Aqueduct Racetrack. The owners of the handsome chestnut, bred […]

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Gotham: Sacco Ready To Start ‘Tightening The Screws’ On Mind Control

Grade 1 winner Mind Control most recently won the Jerome Stakes on Jan. 1, and trainer Greg Sacco is pointing him for the G3 Gotham Stakes in March at Aqueduct. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty has breezed four times since the Jerome, most recently a half-mile in :49.25 on Monday at Belmont […]

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