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‘Deeply Concerned’: Pletcher’s Request For 50 H-2B Visas Denied

Top Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher recently applied for H-2B work visas to hire South American staff to care for his racehorses during the upcoming New York race meetings, but due to a 66,000 cap in 2019 the federal government has denied all 50 of his requests, according to the Albany Business Review. This is the […]

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Special Travers Day Seating Available Through Lottery Or ‘Flex Plan’

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will hold a special drawing for the general public interested in purchasing a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock for the 150th anniversary running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 24. Half of […]

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Marylou Whitney, Norm Casse Share Special Moment In Gulfstream Winner’s Circle

Legendary Saratoga socialite and philanthropist Marylou Whitney visited the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle alongside husband John Hendrickson Saturday, celebrating homebred Mischievous Bird’s impressive 3 ¾-length triumph in the fifth race. The 93-year-old thoroughbred owner and breeder, who has been battling health issues during the winter months, was all smiles when greeted by winning jockey Julien […]

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Saratoga Set To Make Available Full-Season Ticket Plans

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans for the 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. A full-season ticket plan includes admission and a reserved seat in the Clubhouse or Grandstand for all 40 days of the meet, […]

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New Minimum Standards For On-Track Housing Advanced By New York Regulators

The New York State Gaming Commission has proposed regulations regarding minimum standards for the backstretch housing at NYRA racetracks, according to timesunion.com. Under the new rules, the accommodations would have size requirements, minimum air temperatures, safe water, certain amenities, pest control, and garbage removal. These regulations, which could take effect later this year, would require both […]

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Saratoga Set To Make Season Tickets Available For ‘The Stretch’ Hospitality Section

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans at The Stretch for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course beginning Thursday, February 28 at 1 p.m. The Stretch – which debuted in 2018 and is located in the grandstand at the Top of the Stretch – […]

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Nearly $21 Million In Stakes Purses Set For 5-Day-A-Week Saratoga Meet

The 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes across 40 racing days, highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney as the anchors of two of the biggest racing days in North America. The summer meet, which features $20.85 […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?

The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]

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NYRA Announces Earlier Start To 2019 Saratoga Season; Number Of Racing Days To Remain The Same

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced an adjustment of racing dates for the 2019 Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the Saratoga summer meet to ensure the continuity of racing operations in New York in light of proposed timelines for the construction of a new arena at Belmont Park. The adjustment is based on initial […]

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Heavily-Favored Feedback Hangs Tough In Forward Gal

Klaravich Stables’ Feedback was probably not 100-percent cranked for Saturday’s Grade 3 Forward Gal, trainer Chad Brown said before the start. Nonetheless, the 3-year-old daughter of Violence managed to win by a half-length after battling back Bye Bye J through the length of the Gulfstream Park stretch. Ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., the 1-2 favorite […]

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