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193 Races Taken Off The Turf Contribute To Decreased NYRA Handle In 2018

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that its 2018 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,113,408,494. With 10 full race days and three partial cards cancelled due to weather, and 193 races taken off the turf, average daily handle over the 219 […]

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Good Or Bad Idea? Monmouth Park Moves Haskell To Saturday, July 20

The 2019 Haskell Invitational will not only be run on a Saturday instead of a Sunday, but it will also come at least a week earlier than usual. Monmouth Park’s racing calendar for this year reveals the Haskell will be run on Saturday, July 20, instead of the traditional Sunday date later in July or […]

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Ehalt: ‘More Is Not Less When It Comes To Saratoga’

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Bob Ehalt takes on those complaining about potentially lengthening the Saratoga meet, due to planned renovations at Belmont Park. Ehalt wonders why some believe Saratoga will lose its charm if the meet goes to five-day weeks but is stretched out another week or so. “After all, it used to be a […]

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Brown, Franco, Dubb Capture Year-End NYRA Titles

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco picked up his first crown and Michael Dubb earned his fifth straight title on the circuit as the curtain came down on racing for the year Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Brown, who has won back-to-back Eclipse Awards for […]

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‘Wind Issue’ Now Resolved, Broman Homebred Pauseforthecause Headlines La Verdad

A talented field of 10, led by Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Pauseforthecause, will line up for the second edition of the $100,000 La Verdad on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the well-bred Giant’s Causeway bay out of the multiple graded stakes placed Spritely has enjoyed a career year in a 4-year-old […]

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Moonlit Garden Leads Field Of Seven In Wednesday’s Tiffany Lass

Town and Country Racing’s Moonlit Garden will go for her second career stakes victory when she takes on six other fillies and mares in the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes on Wednesday at the Fair Grounds. Breaking from the rail as the 5-2 second choice for the mile and 70 yard event, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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The Friday Show: The Short And The Long Of It?

Reports this week suggest the New York Racing Association is considering a significant tweak to next year’s schedule — that being, a longer meet at Saratoga with shorter race weeks. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the idea, plus what to make of the controversial track announcer change […]

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Report: Saratoga Meet Could Be Longer With Five Race Days A Week

The New York Racing Association is considering lengthening next year’s Saratoga meet, while shortening the number of race days per week, according to a report from Albany TV station WNYT. WNYT cited multiple sources that said the meet would go from July 11 to Labor Day with five days of racing per week instead of six. […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Former Claimer Cassies Dreamer Heading ‘In The Right Direction’

Trainer Barclay Tagg has sent out eight previous Breeders’ Cup starters and will be looking for his first winner when he saddles Cassies Dreamer in the Juvenile Fillies and Verve’s Tale in the Distaff at Churchill Downs. A 2-year-old daughter of Flatter, Cassies Dreamer was claimed for $50,000 out of her maiden score on August […]

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‘Now’s The Time To Take A Shot’: Looch Sends Uno Mas Modelo For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Anthony Quartarolo will saddle Uno Mas Modelo in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at 1 ¼ miles at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old Macho Uno gelding will stretch out from his regular role as a closer in sprint company. Uno Mas Modelo is coming off three straight wins, including two strong finishes […]

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