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Max Player In A Holding Pattern; Rice ‘Anxious To Hear Of Adjustments’ To 3-Year-Old Races

Trainer Linda Rice said she is continuing to play the waiting game with promising sophomores Max Player and Montauk Traffic amid the uncertainty around the upcoming national stakes schedule due to circumstances regarding the coronavirus. Owned by George E. Hall, Rice said the Grade 3 Withers winner Max Player was pointing to the Grade 2, […]

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Sir Winston Back At Belmont After Clearing Quarantine On Return From Dubai

Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to familiar surroundings at Belmont Park after clearing quarantine on his return from Dubai. Trained by Mark Casse, the Awesome Again chestnut was a leading contender for the Group 1 Dubai World Cup which was postponed due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Deadline Extended Until TBD For Late Triple Crown Nominations

The late Triple Crown nomination deadline, which was scheduled for Monday, March 30, will be extended to a yet-to-be-determined date later this year. The extension was agreed upon by racing officials at Churchill Downs Racetrack, the Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. On March 17, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced the 146th Kentucky Derby […]

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State Moving Forward With Temporary Hospital At Aqueduct; Spring Meet Scrapped

The New York Racing Association announced on Saturday that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y., is canceled for the remainder of the winter and spring meets with the building now set to serve as a temporary hospital site during the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Friday, New York State Gov. […]

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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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Pair Of New Trackside Seating Locations Available For 2020 Belmont Stakes

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the unveiling of the Trackside Lounge, a premium hospitality area, located near the first turn outside the Champagne Room, for the 2020 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival which will go on sale to the public on Thursday, February 6, starting at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. Highlighted by the […]

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Nearly 350 3-Year-Olds Nominated For 2020 Triple Crown Races

Led by 2-year-old champion and upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court, a total of 347 3-year-old Thoroughbreds were made eligible to compete in this year’s Triple Crown during the early nomination phase, which closed Jan. 25. Each of the 347 horses from the 2017 foal crop was made eligible through a $600 payment to […]

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Casse Considers Sending Sir Winston ‘Straight To Dubai’ After Big Allowance Effort

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston won his first race since capturing last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, rallying from last-of-seven to capture his 4-year-old debut in a one-mile allowance race on Friday at Aqueduct. The “Test of the Champion” victor made his first start in more than six months when he finished last-of-12 at one mile […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Performs ‘Above Expectations’ In Friday Allowance

Making his second start since winning the 2019 Belmont Stakes, Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston posted a 2 1/4-length victory in a Friday allowance race at Aqueduct. The Mark Casse trainee’s previous start, over the yielding Fair Grounds turf in the listed Woodchopper Stakes on Dec. 28, had resulted in a 12th-place finish. This time, Sir […]

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