The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation Donates 1,000 Face Shields To NYRA

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation donated 1,000 Kroop’s Brands face shields to the New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetrack community as it deals with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. NYRA’s Aqueduct Racetrack is the location for a temporary medical facility being constructed to help during the pandemic. “The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation […]

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Rice, Franco, Drawing Away Claim Titles For Truncated Aqueduct Meet

Trainer Linda Rice notched 40 wins for her second consecutive winter meet crown, while jockey Manny Franco posted 64 victories to win his third consecutive winter meet title at Aqueduct Racetrack. Drawing Away Stable bested all owners with 19 wins for the abbreviated winter meet that ran from December 12 through March 15. Originally scheduled […]

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Max Player In A Holding Pattern; Rice ‘Anxious To Hear Of Adjustments’ To 3-Year-Old Races

Trainer Linda Rice said she is continuing to play the waiting game with promising sophomores Max Player and Montauk Traffic amid the uncertainty around the upcoming national stakes schedule due to circumstances regarding the coronavirus. Owned by George E. Hall, Rice said the Grade 3 Withers winner Max Player was pointing to the Grade 2, […]

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Turf Triple On The Horizon For ‘Very Impressive’ Decorated Invader

Christophe Clement secured his 2,000th win in North America when Otter Bend Stables’ Gufo won a grassy optional-claiming event on Friday at Gulfstream Park, and the veteran conditioner didn’t rest on his laurels winning with 3-of-7 starters on Saturday including a successful seasonal bow for Grade 1-winner Decorated Invader. Miguel Clement, assistant trainer to his […]

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Locals, Horsemen Wonder: Will There Be A Saratoga Meet This Year?

As of now, a July 16 opening day is still on the calendar for Saratoga Race Course, but as the COVID-19 crisis worsens in New York, writer Mike MacAdam questions whether the traditional summer race meet will actually take place. Writing for The Daily Gazette, MacAdam noted the Saratoga isn’t just a beloved tradition — […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Blockbuster Florida Derby Card

A number of tracks continue to try and navigate the coronavirus pandemic by holding cards without spectators and only allowing essential personnel on the ground, including Gulfstream Park, which hosts the Grade 1 Florida Derby this Saturday. The Florida Derby is the headline event of a 14-race program that includes 10 stakes, six graded, worth […]

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NYRA Bets Offering $200 Bonus To New Members

In addition to a host of weekly special offers, NYRA Bets is currently offering a $200 bonus to new members following the activation of new accounts on the NYRA Bets advance deposit wagering platform. NYRA Bets provides fans the opportunity to wager on racing from tracks around the world at any time. The NYRA Bets […]

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B.E.S.T. Seeking Donations For Negative Pressure Room, A ‘Critical Cog’ In Battling Epidemic

The importance of the Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York (B.E.S.T.) is more pronounced than ever with live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack suspended until further notice due to changing circumstances in the racing community relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Led by Executive Director Paul Ruchames from Cottage 28B on the Belmont Park backstretch, B.E.S.T.’s […]

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Sacco: ‘Important To Maintain Some Normalcy’ Through The ‘Uncharted Waters’ Of COVID-19

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control, a dual Grade 1-winner on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit, breezed three furlongs in 36.04 seconds on Saturday on the Belmont Park training track. Trained by Gregg Sacco, the 4-year-old Stay Thirsty colt posted his first breeze since his rallying score in the Grade 3, […]

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