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Mendelssohn Headed Back Stateside: O’Brien Plans U.S. Prep For Classic Contender

UAE Derby winner and the celebrated half-brother to Beholder and Into Mischief, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn is now being pointed for a U.S.-based prep race before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, reports Racenews on Twitter. “He’ll have one run on the dirt in America two months before the Classic at somewhere like Saratoga,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien, who invited […]

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Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen, Derby Seventh Hofburg Under Consideration For Belmont

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill will keep Saturday’s Grade 3 Peter Pan winner Blended Citizen “right where he is,” and point to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The colt enjoyed a nice quiet Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a brisk walk and some grazing alongside his groom Danny Robles. The colt will remain at Belmont […]

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Wuheida Dominant In First Start Since Breeders’ Cup Victory, Considered For Saratoga’s Diana

Normal service resumed for Charlie Appleby after his sensational four-timer on Saturday when Wuheida proved a class apart from her rivals in Sunday’s Group Two Dahlia Stakes. Wuheida was carrying a 5lb penalty for her Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf success in October but it didn’t prevent her from streaking away from her rivals […]

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NYRA Receives Approval For Permanent Building Adjacent To Clubhouse At Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today received approval from the New York State Franchise Oversight Board to proceed with construction of a permanent building at the site of the current At the Rail tent at Saratoga Race Course. The project will replace the seasonal tent and trailers located immediately adjacent to the end […]

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NYRA Puts Single-Day Tickets On Sale For ‘The Stretch’ Seating At Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) now welcomes the general public to purchase single-day tickets to The Stretch, located in the grandstand at the Top of the Stretch, for the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course. Single-day tickets for premium reserved seats and a very limited number of bar seats in The Stretch are […]

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NYRA, MSG Networks Agree To Multi-Year Extension For Racing Programming

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) announced today a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN’s telecast of NYRA’s Thoroughbred racing programming, including NYRA’s flagship “Live” shows. With this agreement in place, MSG+ will continue to be the regional home for NYRA racing from Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park […]

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Season Passes For 2018 Saratoga Meet Now On Sale

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) now welcomes the general public to purchase season admission passes for the 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. A season pass provides fans with admission to 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, including the Grade 1 Travers and Grade 1 Whitney. Season passes […]

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Florida Derby: Mott ‘Taking A Chance’ With Recent Maiden Winner Hofburg

Juddmonte Farms homebred Hofburg, an impressive maiden winner March 3 at Gulfstream Park, will make just his third career start and first in a stakes in the 67th $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Hofburg is the 10th horse expected when entries are taken and post positions drawn late Wednesday morning […]

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Kentucky, Saratoga Next On The Schedule For Gary Stevens

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens plans to relocate to Keeneland for the first time since 2005, following the current meet at Oaklawn Park. The Daily Racing Forms says the 55-year-old will also ride races at Churchill Downs and then Saratoga in the summer. He’s planning to come back to Oaklawn next season. At the […]

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Saratoga: Season Ticket Plans On Sale March 20

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans for the 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. EDT. Full-season ticket plans include admission and reserved seats for the full 40-day season in the Grandstand or Clubhouse. Season ticket packages will […]

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