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Reylu Gutierrez Celebrates ‘Emotional’ First Graded Stakes Win

Reylu Gutierrez experienced the ups and downs of racing on Saturday’s Gotham Day card at Aqueduct while plying his trade for the final time as an apprentice. The 23-year-old rider, whose father, Luis, is a trainer at Finger Lakes, had eight mounts on the card including the call on Do Share in the Grade 3 […]

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Do Share Carries Gutierrez To First Graded Win In Tom Fool

Three Diamond Farm’s Do Share ran down three horses with a strong stretch-drive surge, clearing away for an impressive 6 1/2-length win in the 44th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday, Gotham Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 6-year-old Candy Ride gelding earned his first trip to […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio On Tap

This weekend’s slate of racing features a trio of tests offering qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby: the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Live television coverage of the Gotham, Jeff Ruby, […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Greentree Stud

Just as Thoroughbred farms shift their names over the decades, the larger ones also shift their boundaries. Elmendorf Farm was at one time some 8,900 acres between Lexington and Paris, Ky., under the management of James Ben Ali Haggin. Like many large farms, it was sold piecemeal in the years after Haggin’s death in 1914, […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Long-Time Assistant Clerk Of Scales Eddie Brown

Veteran racetracker Eddie Brown, currently assistant to the clerk of scales for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Brown joined Serling on the morning of January 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack to talk about his more than six decades of working […]

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Change One Constant In Storied History Of NYRA’s Jerome

A cold, early January afternoon is hardly the place anyone might expect to find a race with the second-oldest history in New York racing. Yet for the Jerome Stakes, change has been a way of life. First contested in the post-Civil War days of 1866, the Jerome has enjoyed numerous incarnations at a variety of locales. […]

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Calibrachoa holds off Caleb’s Posse in Tom Fool

Calibrachoa continued his strong run for owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher, winning the Grade 3 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct, his fifth Graded Stakes victory after being claimed for $40,000 in November 2010. The 5-year-old son of Southern Image won the Tom Fool for the second consecutive year, defeating two-time G1 winner Caleb’s […]

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Caleb’s Posse likely starting 2012 campaign in Tom Fool

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Caleb’s Posse, the only 3-year-old male to win two Grade 1 races in 2011, will begin his 2012 campaign with a start in the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap run over six furlongs on the inner track at Aqueduct Racetrack on Gotham Day, Saturday, March 3, according to trainer Donnie […]

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Grade I Wood highlights Aqueduct spring stakes schedule

Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack’s 2011 winter/spring meet, with the Grade 1, $750,000 Wood Memorial on April 9 the centerpiece of 11 graded stakes worth $2.35 million for the 80-day meet which begins on January 1. The remainder of the 2011 NYRA stakes schedule […]

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