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Memorial For Trainer Rick Violette To Be Held Nov. 26 At Belmont Cafe

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will host a memorial for Rick Violette Jr. from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at the Belmont Café at Belmont Park. Rick, the long-time president of NYTHA, passed away last month. We welcome everyone, from the backstretch and the frontside, to attend this celebration of Rick’s life. Donations […]

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Brooks Named Grand Prize Winner In Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge

Breeders’ Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, announced on Friday that Bob Brooks, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner for the $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the interactive promotion tasked fans to predict the winners of select races for a chance […]

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Belmont Fall Handle Down Significantly After Poor Weather, Turf Cancellations

The 35-day Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet generated all-sources handle of $269,002,237, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced on Monday. That total is down 11-percent from last fall’s handle of $303,405,927, according to drf.com. Originally scheduled for 36 days of live racing, the entire card on Saturday, October 27 was cancelled due to dangerously […]

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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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Pletcher Platoon: Opry Puts In ‘Good And Progressive Work,’ Current Adds ‘Very Strong Gallop Out’

With one week remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Churchill, trainer Todd Pletcher sent out several contenders for their final workouts on Friday morning at Belmont Park. Entered for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Grade 3 With Anticipation winner Opry, with regular rider Javier Castellano aboard, worked in […]

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Luis Saez Relishes ‘Exciting’ Approach To 2,000-Win Milestone

Veteran rider Luis Saez is closing on in his 2,000th career win. Going in to Friday’s card at Belmont Park, the Panama City native was just six wins away from reaching the milestone. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s tough competition to win races and a very tough meet here but getting close to 2,000 wins is […]

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Irad Ortiz To Pilot ‘Level-Headed’ Sippican Harbor In Juvenile Fillies

Lee Pokoik’s Sippican Harbor, a stylish winner of the Grade 1 Spinaway, put in her final Breeders’ Cup prep this morning covering seven furlongs in 1:28.65 seconds under exercise rider M.C. Brock at Belmont. “She’s a willing work horse but I did work her in company with a turf horse that needed a work and […]

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Career Milestone Earns Castellano Jockey Of The Week Title

After reaching a milestone of 5,000 career victories last week, Javier Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for October 15 – 21, 2018. 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 […]

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Rymska Rallies To Give Brown Third Consecutive Athenia Victory

Rymska returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in nearly 11 months, using a late kick from the outside to outfinish stablemate New Money Honey for a 2 ½-length victory in the 41st running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park. The […]

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Brown Brigade Executes Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Belmont

Continuing preparations for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Churchill Downs, Belmont fall meet-leading trainer Chad Brown sent a bevy of Breeders’ Cup contenders to both the main track and inner turf course for workouts Sunday morning. Impressive Grade 2 Miss Grillo winner Newspaperofrecord, pointing towards the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup […]

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