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Vanned To Aqueduct For Sunday Breeze, Maximum Security Team Decides On Cigar Mile

A last-minute decision to ship Maximum Security from his Belmont base to Aqueduct on Sunday morning helped trainer Jason Servis and owners Gary and Mary West make the decision about the 3-year-old’s next start. According to drf.com, the colt will be pointed to the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Dec. 7, rather than the […]

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CHRB’s Arthur Scratches Thais From Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Peter Brant’s Thais has been scratched from Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf after being “placed on the vet’s list as unsound,” reports drf.com. The California Horse Racing Board’s equine medical director Dr. Rick Arthur made the recommendation to scratch the 5-year-old daughter of Rio De La Plata. Trained by Chad Brown, the multiple Grade […]

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Belmont Fall Meet Generates Slight Handle Increase In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the 2019 Belmont Park fall meet generated all-sources handle of $274,929,718, a 2.2 percent increase in all-sources handle over the 2018 Belmont Park fall meet. Originally scheduled for 38 days of live racing, NYRA was forced to cancel the entire card on Thursday, October 17 […]

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NYRA’s Mandatory Payout Of Empire 6 Re-Scheduled For Friday At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) formally announced today that the Empire 6 mandatory payout originally scheduled for Sunday, October 27, will be brought back on Friday, November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. This action follows the cancellation of live racing on closing day of the Belmont Park fall […]

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Belmont Leaders: Brown Repeats, Franco Earns His First Riding Title

Trainer Chad Brown led all conditioners with 28 wins, and jockey Manny Franco (44 victories) picked up his first-ever riding title at Belmont Park as the curtain closed on the 38-day fall meet Sunday. Klaravich Stables registered 10 wins to pace all owners, outlasting Peter Brant (nine victories) and Repole Stable (eight) for the top […]

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High Winds, Rain Force Sunday Cancellation At Belmont; Mandatory Payout Moved To Friday At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Sunday’s live racing program at Belmont Park following the first race due to reduced visibility caused by high winds and torrential rainfall forecast to impact Long Island throughout the day. With the National Weather Service calling for continued precipitation throughout the afternoon, along with a strong southeast wind […]

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Brown Confirms Bricks And Mortar For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Trainer Chad Brown had been vacillating between the Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Turf for Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, and made his decision after the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway put in his final workout on Saturday. After an easy half-mile at Belmont in 49.11 seconds, Brown told drf.com that the 1 […]

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Maximum Security Leads All The Way In Bold Ruler Comeback

Making his first start since a colic episode kept him out of the G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Gary and Mary West’s high-profile colt Maximum Security led gate-to-wire in the G3 Bold Ruler at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Jason Servis, ran seven furlongs over the fast […]

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Grade 1 Winners Instagrand, Complexity Square Off In Sunday Allowance At Belmont

Accomplished graded stakes winners Instagrand and Complexity will square off in Closing Day Sunday’s third race, an allowance event going 6 ½ furlongs over the Belmont main track. Instagrand, an Into Mischief bay owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine, has not raced since finishing eighth in the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile on May 4 […]

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Pletcher: Classic Contender Vino Rosso ‘Thriving’ At Belmont

With one week remaining until the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park from November 1 – 2, conditioner Todd Pletcher oversaw the final major preparations on Friday morning at the Belmont Park training track before the contingent travels west on Monday. Headed towards the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 4-year-old Vino Rosso […]

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