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Hayward: Stewards’ Response To Belmont Controversy An ‘Absolute Outrage’

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, former NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward weighs in on the questionable tactics employed by jockeys in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Hayward first notes that last year, New York stewards chose to prevent owner Ron Paolucci from entering a “rabbit” in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, with steward Stephen […]

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Three-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $235,000 On Tap Wednesday At Belmont

The Pick 6 went unsolved for the third straight day Sunday at Belmont Park, triggering a three-day carryover of $235,671 when live racing resumes on Wednesday. Sunday’s Pick 6 sequence kicked off with longshot Swamp Rat (No. 6) upsetting Race 5 at odds of 24-1 returning $51.50 for a $2 win wager. Have Another (No. […]

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Caroline Wilson Takes Down First NYRA Belmont Sweepstakes

More than 90,000 people at Belmont Park and millions watching around the world were captivated by Justify as he entered the gate looking to make history in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9. Justify’s bid to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner […]

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Belmont Park Stable Employee Stabbed To Death Sunday Morning

A stable employee at Belmont Park was stabbed to death on Sunday morning, according to drf.com. Maria Larin was walking a horse for trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal in barn 61, when a man believed to be her estranged ex-husband attacked her. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but was run down by stable employees and a NYRA security […]

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Prat Poised To Take Santa Anita Riding Title, Then Head To New York

One of the nation’s leading trainers has called Flavien Prat a difference maker, as in difference maker when it comes to winning or losing a race. That’s a supreme but deserved compliment for the 25-year-old Frenchman, currently poised to win Santa Anita’s Spring Meet riding title, as he leads co-runners-up Joe Talamo and Geovanni Franco, […]

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Belmont Stakes Card Generates Second-Highest Handle In NYRA History

Saturday’s blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify’s Triple Crown triumph, generated all-sources handle of $137,954,895, the second-highest one-day handle in NYRA history behind Belmont Stakes Day in 2014. With attendance of 90,327, on-track handle was $16,159,584. All-sources handle for the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival was $168,975,295. All-sources wagering on the 150th Belmont […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Trainer Brad Cox

Trainer Brad Cox is the latest guest on the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast, presented by the New York Racing Association, now available for download. Cox talked with Serling on Friday, June 8 at Belmont Park one day in advance of saddling multiple stakes winner Monomoy Girl in the Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn presented by […]

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Justify Arrives ‘Safe And Sound’ At Belmont, To Whinnies From Stablemates

Following an uneventful flight, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify arrived “safe and sound” at Belmont Park shortly after 2 p.m.Wednesday in advance of his bid to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Justify, who was accompanied on the […]

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Hoppertunity Takes Aim At Grade 2 Brooklyn In ‘His Own Little Groove’

California-based multiple graded stakes winner Hoppertunity will make his first start in New York since 2016 in the Grade 2, $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational, contested at the same 1 ½-mile distance as the Belmont Stakes, on Saturday’s star-studded undercard at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Hoppertunity won his only other start at […]

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Casse Hopes Awesome Slew Will Fill In Resume Gap With Grade 1 Met Mile

Live Oak Plantation’s multiple Grade 3 winner Awesome Slew returns to Belmont Park for Saturday’s $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap with another chance to fill what trainer Mark Casse said is the only blank spot on the 5-year-old’s resume – a Grade 1 victory. A Florida-bred son and grandson of two-time Grade 1 winners Awesome […]

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