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Juvenile Standout Independence Hall No Longer Targeting Remsen

Posting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his 12 1/4-length victory in the G3 Nashua Stakes earlier this month, 2-year-old Independence Hall was initially under consideration for the G2 Remsen Stakes on Dec. 7. Instead, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com that the son of Constitution will race again before his stable ships south for the winter, […]

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Industry Groups Launch Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Aimed At Reforms

The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes. Partnering together under the name Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, the group seeks to create and implement a series […]

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‘Horses Were His Passion’: NYRA To Observe Moment Of Silence For Rider Juan Becerra

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will observe a moment of silence following Thursday’s fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack to honor the memory of Juan Becerra, an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen who passed away on Monday. The 43-year-old Becerra lost consciousness while exercising a horse on the Belmont Park training track on […]

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Robert Flynn Dies At 65; Served Various Roles In New York Racing

Robert F. (Bob) Flynn, a mainstay of the New York Racing Association’s racing office for 18 years before becoming the executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) and a member of the NYRA board of trustees, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Melville, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 65 years […]

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Curlin’s Honor Up The Rail To Capture Artie Schiller

John Oxley and Breeze Easy’s Curlin’s Honor found his best stride late, rallying up the rail under Joel Rosario to capture Saturday’s $150,000 Artie Schiller, a one-mile inner turf test for 3-year-olds and upwards at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the 4-year-old Curlin chestnut hit the board in five-consecutive graded stakes at Woodbine Racetrack […]

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Saguaro Row Circles Field To Capture Pumpkin Pie

Making her first start in New York since running second in the Shine Again this summer at Saratoga Race Course, Saguaro Row rallied from last to win the $100,000 Pumpkin Pie for fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking from post 6 at odds of 4-1 with Joel Rosario aboard, Saguaro Row was […]

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Belmont Fall Meet Generates Slight Handle Increase In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the 2019 Belmont Park fall meet generated all-sources handle of $274,929,718, a 2.2 percent increase in all-sources handle over the 2018 Belmont Park fall meet. Originally scheduled for 38 days of live racing, NYRA was forced to cancel the entire card on Thursday, October 17 […]

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NYRA’s Mandatory Payout Of Empire 6 Re-Scheduled For Friday At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) formally announced today that the Empire 6 mandatory payout originally scheduled for Sunday, October 27, will be brought back on Friday, November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. This action follows the cancellation of live racing on closing day of the Belmont Park fall […]

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John Imbriale To Handle Winter Race-Calling Duties At Aqueduct

Horse racing does not have a sixth man award like the NBA, but if it did the New York Racing Association (NYRA) would have named it after John Imbriale. As his 40th work anniversary with NYRA approaches on Nov. 5, Imbriale has been an invaluable jack-of-all-trades at New York’s three racetracks for decades. Fans might […]

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Belmont Leaders: Brown Repeats, Franco Earns His First Riding Title

Trainer Chad Brown led all conditioners with 28 wins, and jockey Manny Franco (44 victories) picked up his first-ever riding title at Belmont Park as the curtain closed on the 38-day fall meet Sunday. Klaravich Stables registered 10 wins to pace all owners, outlasting Peter Brant (nine victories) and Repole Stable (eight) for the top […]

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