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Catholic Boy Heads To Florida For The Winter; Kentucky Oaks The Goal For Wonder Gadot

One day after winning his debut on dirt in capturing the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct Racetrack, Catholic Boy was in good shape as he awaits his return to Florida, trainer Jonathan Thomas said. Catholic Boy, who had won his first two races on grass before finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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Aqueduct: Strong Handle Signals Positive Changes For Cigar Mile Day

A strong Cigar Mile Day card, highlighted by Sharp Azteca’s victory in the 29th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $13,545,188, marking an 11.8 percent increase over 2016’s Cigar Mile Day, which was contested one week earlier. For the first time, NYRA moved the […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Gabby Gaudet

Gabby Gaudet, racing analyst for NYRA TV, is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Gaudet joined Serling on the eve of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack for a discussion on Gaudet’s year with NYRA TV, including her work on Saratoga Liveand expanded role with the broadcast team for […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: Cigar Mile

This first weekend in December is highlighted by Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, and it features as the 10th and final race on Saturday’s card in New York. The Cigar Mile drew a competitive field of 10, and is joined on the card by the G2 Remsen, G2 Demoiselle and G3 Go For Wand. […]

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NYRA Bets Releases New App; Hosting Aqueduct Showdown Contest Saturday

NYRA Bets has released a new app available now for iOS and Android. The fast and user-friendly interface allows horseplayers to wager and watch live racing from more than 200 tracks around the world. With the app, users can sign up for an account and then instantly deposit funds. Horseplayers can also follow their betting […]

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Tom’s Ready ‘Loves New York,’ Gets Mike Smith For Cigar Mile

G M B Racing’s Tom’s Ready is set for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, trainer Dallas Stewart said Friday morning. The multiple graded stakes winner by More Than Ready has been at Belmont Park since Sunday as he prepares for his seventh career Grade 1 start and his first […]

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#WeStandWithLiam: Hall Of Famer Velazquez Takes A Stand Against Bullying

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is collaborating with the New York Racing Association in an effort to promote awareness about the effects of bullying. On Saturday at Aqueduct, the day of the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, the second race on the card will be named “A Salute To Liam O’Brien,” and jockeys will wear […]

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Moving Cigar Mile, Boosting Purse Pays Dividends For NYRA

In its 29 years of existence, the stakes now known as the Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets has undergone a world of change. The brain child of then-New York Racing Association President Gerard McKeon, the one-turn race at Aqueduct was originally named the NYRA Mile by McKeon to shine a positive light on […]

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Avery Island Goes For Third Straight Victory In G2 Remsen Stakes

Godolphin Racing’s Avery Island will look to register his second straight graded stakes victory as part of a field of 10 juveniles in the 104th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen as part of four graded stakes on Saturday, Cigar Mile Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 9 on the 10-race program, the […]

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UPDATED: NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 To Return For Cigar Mile Saturday

Updated to reflect a 10-race Cigar Mile Day program that begins at 11:30 a.m. The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) announced on Tuesday the return of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 for Cigar Mile Day on Saturday, December 2. The popular multi-race wager, available to NYRA Bets members across the country and to […]

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