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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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Dalarna Last-To-First In English Channel

Gunpowder Farms’ Dalarna rallied from last in a seven-horse field to gain the lead in deep stretch and outkicked 4-5 favorite Let’s Get Loud by a nose to win the third running of the $100,000 English Channel for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Belmont Park. In his stakes debut, Dalarna stayed well off Fact Finding’s pace, […]

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Brown, Castellano Send Out Back-To-Back Winners On Empire Showcase Day

Trainer Chad Brown and Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano teamed up Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park for back-to-back wins on Empire Showcase Day, a unique 11-race all-New York-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses. Peter Brant’s Fifty Five got the duo off to a sharp start in the $200,000 Ticonderoga, […]

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‘You Could Never Count Him Out’: Jerkens Reflects On Career Of Late Stallion Effinex

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens recalled the remarkable career of multiple graded stakes winner Effinex, who died suddenly from a ruptured pulmonary artery just before 9 p.m. on October 18. Jerkens saddled the New York bred for 21 of his 28 starts winning the Empire Classic Handicap, the Grade 3 Excelsior, the 2015 and 2016 Grade 2 […]

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Juvenile: Firenze Fire ‘Relaxed,’ Free Drop Billy Fires Bullet In Saturday Works

While likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro is scheduled to work on Sunday at Santa Anita, two of Grade 1-winning competitors turned in their penultimate breezes on Saturday morning. Mr. Amore Stables’ Firenze Fire breezed four furlongs on Belmont’s training track Saturday morning, caught by drf.com in 50.61 seconds. With regular jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard, the Poseidon’s Warrior […]

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BC Sprint: Mind Your Biscuits, Imperial Hint Sharp In Penultimate Breezes

Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Drefong looks as though he’ll have his hands full in two weeks’ time with a pair of East Coast-based sprinters, Mind Your Biscuits and Imperial Hint. Both recorded their penultimate breezes on Saturday. Multiple graded stakes winner Mind Your Biscuits breezed four furlongs in 47.88 seconds in company shortly after the renovation […]

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Brown Sends Out 11 Breeders’ Cup Workers At Belmont On Saturday

Trainer Chad Brown sent his contingent of 11 probable Breeders’ Cup starters out for their penultimate works Saturday morning at Belmont Park, highlighted by Longines Turf entrants Beach Patrol and Fanciful Angel. According to drf.com, the 1-2 finishers in both the Arlington Million and Joe Hirsch Turf breezed five furlongs in company on the turf course, […]

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