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NYRA, ESPN ink deal to televise races in UAE

Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has reached an agreement with ESPN, Inc. to televise up to 13 weekends of racing to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including Dubai . The deal, which is for one year with the option for an extension, kicks off with the races during this coming Belmont […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Jersey Town

Owner-breeder Charles Fipke is the luckiest man in the world. As a professional geologist and entrepreneur, he literally finds mountains of gold and gems. And as a hobby, he breeds Grade 1 racehorses. Even there, Fipke is lucky. Two years ago, his homebred Tale of Ekati (by Tale of the Cat) won the Cigar Mile […]

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Close but no Cigar: Jersey Town nips Haynesfield

Jersey Town, the longest shot in a field of nine runners, caught Haynesfield at the wire to win the Grade 1, $250,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Cornelio Velasquez, Jersey Town stalked a hot pace and traded jabs with Haynesfield to the wire before prevailing by a nose in 1:34.43. Jersey Town is […]

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Haynesfield tries to bounce back in Cigar Mile

After finishing second-to-last in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, New York-bred Haynesfield looks to prove his mettle in the Cigar Mile this weekend.

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Trainer Derek Ryan hopes luck turns with Cigar Mile

After several near misses in big races this year, trainer Derek Ryan hopes that Musket Man can give him a big win in the Cigar Mile to end the year.

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WANDERIN BOY EUTHANIZED, SPRINGSIDE INJURED AT AQUEDUCT

By Ray Paulick Stone Farm’s Wanderin Boy was euthanized after breaking down at the top of the stretch in Saturday’s Cigar Mile at Aqueduct and James and Alice Sapara’s Demoiselle winner Springside will be taken to the New Bolton hospital in Pennsylvania after pulling up from her 9 ½-length victory with a fracture of her […]

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CURLIN TO LANE’S END?

By Ray Paulick Lane’s End Farm is expected to announce that reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will enter stud at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2009 for a live foal stud fee of $75,000, the Paulick Report has learned. Lane’s End is owned by William S. Farish, vice chairman of the Jockey Club and former ambassador to […]

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