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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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Belmont Stakes Schedule: Belmont Day To Feature Eight Grade 1 Races

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for a 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 59 total stakes races worth $18.4 million, to commence on Friday, April 26 and run through Sunday, July 7. The meet is highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 through […]

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NYRA Announces Earlier Start To 2019 Saratoga Season; Number Of Racing Days To Remain The Same

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced an adjustment of racing dates for the 2019 Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the Saratoga summer meet to ensure the continuity of racing operations in New York in light of proposed timelines for the construction of a new arena at Belmont Park. The adjustment is based on initial […]

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Deep Freeze: NYRA, Charles Town, Laurel Cancel Live Racing For Thursday

Racetracks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have cancelled live racing cards schedule for Thursday, due to the polar vortex sending a deep chill throughout parts of the United States. The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) said there will be no racing at Aqueduct Thursday. With the National Weather Service calling for sub-zero wind chills, […]

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193 Races Taken Off The Turf Contribute To Decreased NYRA Handle In 2018

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that its 2018 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,113,408,494. With 10 full race days and three partial cards cancelled due to weather, and 193 races taken off the turf, average daily handle over the 219 […]

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New York Race Track Chaplaincy Halfway To Fundraising Goal For New Belmont Facility

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America (NYRTCA) announced today that it has passed the halfway mark in its ongoing effort to raise funds necessary to build a multi-purpose building and chapel on the grounds of Belmont Park in Elmont, NY. The 5,000-square foot facility will cost approximately $800,000 to build, according to Humberto […]

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