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New York Increases Funding For Equine Aftercare

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have joined forces to create an aftercare initiative that assesses a 1.5 percent fee on a New York-raced horse’s claiming price. Proceeds from this fee will go directly to NYTHA’s Take The Lead (TTL) program and to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance […]

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Delaware Park Boosts Lower-Level Claiming Purses By $5,000

Effective with the start of condition book four which begins on Thursday, August 8th, purses will be increased $5,000 on bottom level main track claiming and maiden claiming races at Delaware Park. Main track claiming races for $15,000 or less and main track maiden claiming races for $16,000 or less will see an increase of […]

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Sexton Mile: $10,000 Claim Mocito Rojo Kicks Clear In Graded Stakes Debut

Wayne Davis’ Mocito Rojo made his graded stakes debut a winning one on Sunday, closing ground and kicking away to win the G3 Steve Sexton Mile by two lengths over favored King Abner. The 5-year-old son of Mutadda was sent off at odds of 5-1 under Filemon Rodriguez, and he became the first graded winner […]

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Cancel, Rodriguez Celebrate Multiple Winners On NYRA’s Claiming Championship Day

Jockey Eric Cancel registered three wins while trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled a pair of winners to highlight the New York Racing Association’s Claiming Championship series on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Claiming Championship, open to horses who have started for a claiming price in 2018 or 2019, featured 10 stakes worth $620,000, with races contested […]

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Enhanced Soundness Measures Allow NYRA To Boost Claiming Purses

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced purse values for open claiming races will increase, beginning with the Friday, March 8 card at Aqueduct Racetrack. In January, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) formally adopted an amendment allowing racing organizations to apply for adjustments to the purse-to-claim ratio, with the provision that […]

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Navarro Holds Strong Hand Of 15 Going Into Claiming Crown

The 2018-2019 Championship Meet will get underway at Gulfstream Park Saturday, and no one will be more thrilled than trainer Jorge Navarro that the opening-day program will be celebrated with 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. “This is a day I always look forward to. Claiming horses are what made me. I love the claiming game,” […]

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Deadline To Enter NYRA ‘Under 20’s Claiming Challenge’ Set For Dec. 2

The deadline to enter the New York Racing Association’s unique ‘Under 20’s Claiming Challenge’, which offers local trainers an opportunity to compete for cash prizes during the upcoming Aqueduct winter meet, is set for December 2. A concept launched in April at the Belmont spring/summer meet, the Under 20’s Claiming Challenge is open to trainers […]

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Claim To Fame: Gritty Vasilika Punches Breeders’ Cup Ticket In Rodeo Drive

Claimed for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018, Vasilika rewarded her new connections with a Grade 1 triumph just seven months later. The 4-year-old daughter of Skipshot put in a gritty performance in Saturday’s G1 Rodeo Drive, winning her seventh consecutive start by a half-length over Paved as the 8-5 favorite. Owned by Todaro, Gatto Racing, […]

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NYRA Announces ‘Under 20s Claiming Challenge’ For 2018 Belmont Meet

The New York Racing Association has announced an “Under 20s Claiming Challenge” for modest-sized stables to compete for cash prizes during the upcoming 2018 Belmont spring/summer meet. The Under 20s Claiming Challenge is open to all trainers stabled at NYRA facilities with 20 or fewer horses in their care nationwide at the start of the […]

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Oaklawn Newcomer McKnight Finding A ‘Lucky’ Start In Arkansas

Following a slow start, training newcomer Norman McKnight continues to climb the standings at Oaklawn, ranking seventh through 26 days of racing. McKnight, riding the momentum of his first training title at Woodbine in Canada, has a 7-4-3 record from 33 starts and purse earnings of $231,132. McKnight started the meet with approximately 25 horses […]

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