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Vertebrae Fractures Will Keep Cancel Out Of The Saddle For Six Weeks

Jockey Eric Cancel was working a horse at Belmont Park on Saturday morning when his mount fell to the ground, unseating him. The horse was vanned off the track and later reported to be okay, according to drf.com, but Cancel suffered a pair of fractured vertebrae in the incident. Agent Blake Dutrow noted that Cancel was […]

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Mott’s Suspension, Fine For 2014 Flunixin Overage Upheld By New York Gaming Commission

Bill Mott trainee Saratoga Snacks ran last in the fourth race at Belmont Park on Sept. 20, 2014. A post-race test revealed that the horse had higher than the permitted amount of Flunixin (bute) in his system. The trainer has been fighting the 15-day suspension and $1,000 fine associated with that positive test ever since, because […]

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EHV-1 Positive Quarantines Barn At Laurel Park; Shipping Restrictions Result In Multiple Scratches

The New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., had a horse who had been on the property test positive for the equine herpes myoencephalopathy (EHM, neurological disease caused by equine herpesvirus) on Jan. 16. As a result, the facility ordered all horses who had been on the grounds during the affected time period to be tested. […]

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EHV-1 Quarantine Remains In Place At Belmont Park After Second Positive

The precautionary quarantine of Barn 44 at Belmont Park for Equine Herpesvirus-1 remains in place after a follow-up test has come back positive on one horse that had originally tested positive for EHV-1 last week. The affected horse, an unnamed, unraced 3-year-old male, had first tested positive for EHV-1 on Tuesday, January 9, after being […]

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NYRA Introduces Shipping Incentive Programs For Aqueduct, Belmont Spring Meet

The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs to be implemented during the 2018 Aqueduct and Belmont spring meets for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Horses that made their previous start at Oaklawn Park may be able to take advantage of a new […]

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New York Islanders To Be Announced As Winning Bidder For Belmont Park Arena

Though the official announcement is not expected until Wednesday morning, the New York Islanders hockey team has been awarded the bid for a new arena project at Belmont Park, as first reported by Newsday. According to NBC News, the winning bid includes an 18,000-seat arena, a hotel, and 435,000 square feet of retail space. Both the Islanders […]

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2018 NYRA Racing Calendar Offers 229 Days Of Live Thoroughbred Action

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released its 2018 racing calendar, which calls for 229 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. Once again, the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will serve as the anchor for a spectacular year of racing. The meet, […]

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Brown, Irad Ortiz, Klaravich Nail Down Belmont Fall Titles

Trainer Chad Brown notched his sixth consecutive fall meet training title, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. locked up the riding crown and Klaravich Stables, led by Seth Klarman, outpaced all owners in victories as the Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet concluded with inclement weather canceling Sunday’s card. Brown saddled 41 winners, more than doubling the number of […]

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Graded Stakes Trio Headlines Carryover Of $17,198 In Saturday’s Pick 6 At Belmont Park

Three Grade 3 stakes will be a part of a Pick 6 sequence on Saturday at Belmont Park, which will have a carryover of $17,198. The multi-race wager will start in Race 5, with an approximate post time of 2:37 p.m., and will include the 40th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia in Race 7, the 23rd […]

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Quartet Of Stakes Winners Leads Juarez To Jockey Of The Week Title

Reviewing multiple stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, voters named Nik Juarez as Jockey of the Week for the week ending October 22, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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