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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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Early Mares Bred To Gainesway’s Tapwrit Confirmed In Foal

Tapwrit, a classic winner and millionaire by Tapit, is off to a solid start at stud with a number of his first mares bred already confirmed in foal. “Reminiscent of his sire Tapit, Tapwrit has made a fast start to his stud career,” said Michael Hernon of Gainesway. “Tapwrit is showing strong libido and very […]

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Hip-Hop Artist Flo Rida Tops Entertainment Slate For Belmont Stakes

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that multi-platinum hip-hop artist Flo Rida will headline the entertainment lineup for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Flo Rida, who has sold over 100 million singles worldwide, will perform a short set just prior to the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8. Immediately following the […]

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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: Belmont Stakes Festival Tickets To Go On Sale Jan. 24

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 24, starting at 10 a.m. Now in its fifth year as a 3-day event, […]

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Faster Fillies? Average Race Times Decrease For Filly Stakes, But Not Colts

A look at the average winning times of four Grade 1 stakes races produced a startling revelation: in both the Mother Goose and the Kentucky Oaks, final times have decreased by between one to two seconds since 1960. According to thoroughbredracing.com, the equivalent races for colts (Belmont and Kentucky Derby) initially showed via the average final […]

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Gronkowski, Axelrod Aimed At Dubai World Cup With New Trainer Sandeep Jadhav

Phoenix Thoroughbreds has a pair of high-profile 3-year-olds who appear to be prime prospects for the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the world’s richest race at $12 million. Multiple graded stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) alumnus Axelrod and Belmont Stakes (G1) runnerup Gronkowski are headed to Dubai to join the yard of […]

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Homeland Security Battles To Zagora Victory Closing Day At Belmont

Homeland Security held off Golden Attitude to capture the featured $125,000 Zagora, one of three stakes on Closing Day of the Belmont Park Fall Meet. Sent to post as the 5-2 second choice, the Chad Brown trainee picked up her second career stakes score with a stalking trip in the 1 1/2 miles turf marathon […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit Retired To Gainesway For 2019

Belmont Stakes winner and millionaire Tapwrit has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gainesway for a $12,500 stud fee in 2019. A gray son of three-time leading sire Tapit, Tapwrit was a $1.2-million yearling purchase by Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Tapwrit […]

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Belmont Double Nets Irad Ortiz His 2,000th Career Victory On Saturday

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. added to an impressive month when he notched his 2,000th career victory on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 26-year-old piloted Gambler’s Fallacy (No. 8) to the winner’s circle in the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance on the inner turf, giving him his second straight win on the day and the […]

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