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NYRA’s Enhanced Safety Initiatives Include Racing Surfaces, Race-Day Scrutiny

Live thoroughbred racing returned to Belmont Park on Friday, April 26 for its 48-day spring/summer meet, and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today highlighted its broad-based safety program currently in effect at all NYRA tracks. In addition to accreditation of each NYRA track by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance […]

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Oklahoma Training Track Open For Business Ahead Of Saratoga Meet

In the surest sign that the annual meet at Saratoga Race Course is fast approaching, the famed Oklahoma Training Track is now officially open for spring training for the Thoroughbreds who will compete at the historic Spa later this summer. The start of spring training signifies the official countdown to the 2019 season, which will […]

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150th Travers Stakes To Be Televised On FOX Broadcast Network

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports announced that the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers will be carried live on the FOX Broadcast Network as part of a special one-hour telecast on Saturday, August 24, at 5 p.m. ET from historic Saratoga Race Course. Travers Day 2019 […]

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Dining Reservations For Saratoga Season Go On Sale April 10

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that dining reservations for the 2019 season at Saratoga Race Course will be available to the general public beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.   Dining reservation requests for the Turf Terrace, Club Terrace and The Porch will be accepted via the digital reservation management system TOCK. Fans […]

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Maker’s 46 Mile: ‘Legit’ Qurbaan Prepares For Rematch With Heart To Heart

Roger Horgan, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, is not sure why Shadwell Stable decided to ship Qurbaan to the U.S. from Europe, but he is glad the move was made. “He’s a legit horse,” Horgan said of the entrant in Friday’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) before the 6-year-old jogged once around a muddy main […]

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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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